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Road Rage on Wall Street

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 23, 2011

Has the American dream become a nightmare?…

There's road rage on Wall Street.
It seems no end's in sight.
And often what's so ugly is in tents.
What is worse, good Lord, it's spreading.
There's a road rage in my town.
Yes, the drivers of these protests are incensed.

But their longed-for destination?
It is all over the map.
The anger's more apparent than the cause.
They're upset by corporate bailouts
and the stalled economy
and a feuding Congress that cannot pass laws.

What began back there on Wall Street
is a snapshot of our times.
It's a picture of our strained democracy.
Nerves are frayed and rage is brewing
on the left and on the right.
There's the stock-car party and the one for tea.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: October 23, 2011

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