Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Vipers in Power – v2

The vipers John called out
seated in power
claiming their path righteous
while they stand on their neighbors
the poor, the downtrodden, the infirm,
those who count on us

The language he used
denying their piety
their repentance hollow
empty words only
when compared to their actions
hurting those in need

So in this time
the vipers in power
wielding the mace
putting us in chains
denying the aid, the comfort
what they really need

The voice of the innocents
the poor, the downtrodden, the infirm,
the balance of society
the haves taking their pound of flesh
from those who have nothing
those just struggling to live

What would Jesus say
if he stood in the committee room
would he overturn the tables
as he did in the temple
would he weep for this generation
lost in depravity

Edited August 27, 2013
The Vipers in Power – v2
March 16, 2011
The Vipers in Power
Cuts approved by the NH House Finance Committee and
Constitutional Amendment proposed by Rep. Neal Kirk
to remove safety net of town welfare
Luke 3:1-9
calling on the NH Legislature
and the Governor
to spare those without a voice
those who need us
from the severe budget cuts
that are currently planned
in HB1 and HB2, etc.
in part based on the testimony
of The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson,
Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
March 10, 2011
testimony of Kathy Needleman, Esq. (testifying as a parent)
March 10, 2011
testimony of Katherine Stearns, Esq.
March 10, 2011

Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
Law Offices of Raymond A. Foss, PLLC
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Suncook, NH 03275-1206

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