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The 1980's

by omegapaf

the transformation of an entire nation
the opposite of transubstantiation
from reasonably green, and reasonably pleasant land
though always more clenched fist, than open hand

to i'm all right jack
and keep your hands off my stack
from everyone an equal share, and people that care
to everyone for themselves, and buyer beware

margaret thatchers nazi party sold us what we already own
made sure everyone had a big fat loan
money we could never repay
by the 90's they came to take our homes away

this selfish decade
smothered by fashionable facade
in conservative britain it was made

years of stock market shenanigans
rich peoples spins and wins on roulette plans
never having to pay for their sins
just drown it all out with tonic and gins

how closely politics and religion overlap
and if all this was'nt bad enough, most of the music was crap.





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this poem makes me t (Score: 1 )
by induce on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (01:42:53)
this poem makes me think of the 1980s trend/s i see or feel here in the land of oz at the moment, except depending... i don't mind some of the choons from then . induce

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    this poem makes me t (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (04:11:27)
    g'day mate. i used to know a guy from brisbane, who strangely supported the sydney swans footie team- love and peace- paul.

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nicely expressed. (Score: 1 )
by mamta on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (00:37:56)
nicely expressed.

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    nicely expressed. (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (18:05:33)
    thankyou for your nice expression.

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Every word is so tru (Score: 1 )
by Christa on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (10:31:33)
Every word is so true. Plagued by the disbelief of our fallen sociaty, makes you wonder if anyone remembers what truly matters. At times I pray that I too can be inspired by words, such as you. Your work is always wonderful to read. Smile -Friend for Life- Christa Smile

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    Every word is so tru (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (18:46:48)
    thankyou my dear friend. as always, you are too kind. i was only a kid at the time, but the 1980's seemed so unfair to everyone except a few at the top. i was in a punk band at the time, and we used to draw hitler moustaches on photos of members of the government, write" wanted for crimes against humanity " on them, and glue them to the front of police stations- love and peace my friend, always.- paul.

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I like write up with (Score: 1 )
by sixthjan on Thursday, September 13, 2007 (06:40:44)
I like write up with meaning.. keep it up bro!

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    I like write up with (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Thursday, September 13, 2007 (15:35:36)
    i'll keep writing, as long as you keep reading.

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Huge Chino's, huge m (Score: 1 )
by spence on Sunday, October 07, 2007 (19:53:20)
Huge Chino's, huge mobiles, huge 'George Michael' side partings and huge stock market crashes is how I remember that particular decade of unashamed avarice.
Oh yes, there were the miners strikes, police brutality and living in abject poverty as well, (I'm from the north east!). Glad I looked your stuff up mate- that nazi bitch Thatcher has breathed our air for far too long and it's not often people care to remember how close to a police state and world war we all were! nice one, spence

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    Huge Chino's, huge m (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Sunday, October 07, 2007 (20:39:31)
    i know you are from the north east of england. i am from twelve miles away in sunderland. our 1980's experiences sound very similar. my bands best song was called " die thatcher, die "- love and peace and rock and roll- paul.

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Re: The 1980's (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Thursday, August 27, 2009 (17:15:39)
Love those last two lines!!!!!

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    Re: The 1980's (Score: 1 )
    by omegapaf on Thursday, August 27, 2009 (20:35:28)
    ha ha thanks gail. if you didn't like big hair, drum machines, and spending more money on the video than the song , you were out of luck a lot of times in the eighties...actually rereading it, it could apply just as well today - paul.

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      Re: The 1980's (Score: 1 )
      by butterflyzrfree on Thursday, August 27, 2009 (21:31:40)
      Yes, it could.

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