Skip to comments.The Blind Men and the President
Posted on 10/18/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by Claud
The Blind Men and the President
With scant apologies to John Godfrey Saxe, whose poem is a theological atrocity.
Six voters of Ameristan,
To morals not inclined,
All cast a vote for President
(Though all of them were blind)
To serve as confirmation
that they had an open mind.
The First in vaunted academe
who, happening to hear
a telepromptered eloquence,
did shed a happy tear:
For once we have a President
as smart as we are here!
The Second in a nightclub
an obscenely fevered fray,
Shouted that a magazine
Announced it clear as day.
"Newsweek's out! There is no doubt!
The President is gay!
The Third said in his mountain cave,
"Great Satan understands!
That Copts and Druze, that hated Jews
are dogs upon our lands.
But they'll be done when once our son
puts weapons in our hands!"
The Fourth reached out a greedy palm,
and flashed his EBT.
He gave me an Obamaphone
and crazy checks, you see.
Keep the man in President:
he gives us sh** for free!
The Fifth, a Fabian socialist
who doubted Adam's sin,
bewailed her own base wickedness
for having lighter skin.
"We're racist prone! We must atone!
And vote for melanin!"
The Sixth, a craven Bankster,
smiled at what he'd heard
as the Fed was overflowing,
and the market Ponzi spurred.
"I'll suck up all the interest,
from the total debt incurred!"
So the peons of the POTUS
who expected founts of grace,
got Doric posts of styrofoam,
and icons of his face.
And told those off who dared to scoff:
"You hate him for his race."
Oft as lofty nations fall,
the bickering conceals
ravens picking clean a carcass
at the cost of future meals
prating on about a President
who shares all their ideals!
That is quite good. From whomst it came?
Well done! I can’t rhyme to save my life, but I can recognize an iambic pentameter!
Brilliant! But somewhere, Kipling is now crying because he did not write this.
(And I completely agree with you about Saxe.)
Thanks for starting off Friday on such a good note.
Great job!...: )
My pleasure. “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”: that’s some great stuff right there!
It is officially brightened. Brilliant, in fact!
I've posted over 500 poems on FR during my 15 years here, mostly all political satire....and I recognize talent when I read it. Hope to hear more from you poetically in the future!
You are too kind Leni. Post some of your work here, or a link!
I started writing poetry in earnest 20 years ago but largely abandoned it because there seemed to be so little interest. Seems you had the right idea all along though: people who wouldn’t normally be interested in poetry per se still love a good piece of satire.
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