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Hallloween06Vendetta, vendetta

Words for a new day

Last night the people of the USA spoke.
Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and now Indiana.
States that often represent the quiet minority

Many have felt that government has been broken for quite some time.
That government no longer cares about its people.
That as a nation we had lost our way.

Last evening the nation spoke. It didn't speak in one voice, but it spoke enough, to change.

I thank jagienka for the words I try to post every year. Words that mean just a little more today than even the wealth of what they carried in the past:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

To which I also want to add one other piece of writing dear to my heart. It expresses how I feel about our new President-Elect and the people who rallied and braved opposition for him. But mostly, it's to those that cast a vote for him:

Here's to the crazy ones.

The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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I know I can always count on you for this yearly reminder! This year - I actually looked forward to it!!!

Bonfire night is seriously the best holiday ever :) So appropriate for today.

Call me crazy, but I think that's an

Awesome poem.

You say you want a revolution? Well, you know...

*watched V for Vendetta earlier today*

Thanks for posting the second passage. It's been my unofficial anthem since I was very young. I have tried to express my individuality, my creativity, and my optimism in a world that does not always reward nonconformists, rebels, and dreamers. I have tried to file down my sides to fit the mold, but found that I only become a smaller, duller version of the same shape. I refused to follow the crowd, and I set about making the rules up as I go along, because I can recognize when rules need to be amended. I have taken the road less traveled, after getting lost on the superhighway where people crash and burn if they lose sight of the horizon. So I embrace my oddity, my insanity, my vision... because to allow myself to be pigeonholed into the roles that others would force upon me would be the denial of the very fiber of my being. I cannot live life on anyone's terms but my own, and regardless of how it affects the status quo, at the end of the day, I must do what I believe is the right thing for me to do.

*raises a glass to the crazy ones*

In celebration, I suggest we get likkered and blow up a Hummer.

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