Politicians 2016-63

I wrote this before at one of the past elections and it STILL applies. Politicians are necessary to run various governments, but they do have their issues. This year of 2016 has its own unimaginable events with Da Trump and Mrs. Clinton running for POTUS. I have refrained from commenting on this blog what I think but may share my thoughts in the future.

Politicians 2016-63

A politician, at times, is a crafty old soul,

So it was written or maybe I was told.

It seems he or she is elected for life.

With elections being little more than mile strife.

They have to spend money to stay in office,

And then spend OUR dollars in ways that are offensive.

They can also be bought by a P.A.C. member,

And feel free as a bird from Jan to December.

Why do we elect these Congressmen and Senators,

We must not mind being taken to the cleaners.

We deserve what we get, to good and the bad,

But really, when you think, it’s terribly sad.

With this nation so great, with so many problems,

We have to many poor leaders, many are robbers.

If I sound down, on our esteemed leadership,

Its due to the feeling we’re sinking like a ship.

So, if I can end this with a thought kept in mind,

Do what you can, but watch your behind…..

Dennis Betts

Life’s Worth 2016-62

I still have the “Wall that Heals” in my mind, that I saw in Burton, OH last week. So many names on it of men and woman that died in Vietnam. We, the people, allow our elected leaders to put our children in harm’s way at times, many conflicts that should NOT have happened then and in the future.

Life’s Worth 2016-62

How foolish are the forms of life

that share the planet Earth


What sane logical reason

is in place for all the wars and strife


Who can give a decent reason

for all the dying and anguish


Why the need for battle cry’s

for the young warriors and innocents to die


Where are the ones to say ENOUGH

for the masses that have it rough


When will the bell stop tolling

for the life on the ship called Earth


How can the world’s most intelligent

creatures, give life so little worth?


Den Betts

Is there a reason for war? Some say yes and others no, but it is the people that cause war by letting their leaders dictate the horrors, trials and tribulations to occur. We are the reason, the people of Earth that people like the mad man in N. Korea, Putin in Russia, and hopefully NOT, the idiot here in American that does not think America is already great.

D. C. Wall 2016-61


The local Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH, had a large but mini version of “the Wall” that is in D.C. and Joann and I went to look at it. All the names shown are those that died in the Vietnam War and it was “Sobering” to stand there and realize all those that gave their lives in the conflict. I think now of my thoughts then and what I believed then versus now.


I was just out of the Marine Corps before it started and my youth innocence was in play, though I did not have ANY adverse thoughts of those fighting. We, as the people, have to stand up and state our thoughts when things occur. Do NOT remain silent and say you are a member of the the silent majority. Instead, make a stand whatever it is!

                                  D.C. Wall 2016-61

Lowered head with hand on brow,

Salt flowing to the ground.

The ebony edifice spears the sky,

Subdued thoughts abound.

Tragedy of life remembered,

While standing with heavy heart.

A list showing no return,

Of those gone long ago.

Laughter, gaiety and flair,

Replaced by a scroll of stone.

Den Betts

Sorry for Self 2016-60

I found this one in my archives and thought it would be appropriate for now, not that I need to hear it, but just because. Actually I am over any bad feelings that came up lately, but had to read it and now publicize it. We, or many of us, have periods of depression that we live through, and being sorry for self is probably normal for most.

Sorry for Self 2016-60

To wail and bemoan, beat my chest

and cry the tears that flow

like rain upon the ground below.


To tell the world how sorry I am

for self and how sad the days are

from sunup to nights darkness gloom.


To look for sympathy from others

when things are so very bad;

just to help me through the day.


To admit to all that I’m not so strong

when faced with pressures beyond the

norm, the different, the standard.


To want to bare the soul, the mind,

for any to see, how vulnerable I am

as far as self, the person of    I.

Den Betts