Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Pest



Give that man a standing ovation
Just look what he’s done for this nation
He’s very well dressed
He’s feathered his nest
Says he’s doing his best
But wears a bullet proof vest

Give that man a standing ovation
Just look what he’s done for this nation
Our economy’s gone west
Our wages buy less
Now who would have guessed?
He’s on a world wide quest!

Give that man a standing ovation
Just look what he’s done for this nation
A new initiative? - just give it a rest
His policies are but a jest
Oh why are we so blessed?
How can we get rid of this pest?

Many years ago I wrote this short poem presumably annoyed at the performance of a politician in Australia. Needless to say all these years later I have forgotten which incompetent leader it was now. But times pass, wheels turn and heads roll and the sun comes up each morning to give us hope.

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16 comments:

  1. Yes..time and people pass.. hopefully in a few years we can forget the people currently installed on their soapboxes

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  2. The emotion is so palpable here I can feel the tension and agitation in each line!

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  3. This is a timeless poem. So relevant today. Sadly enough. And, on top of it all, our sun has not risen for quite a while.

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  4. I suspect there will always be someone this poem applies to in office. Good one, Robin.

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  5. And....history repeats itself enough that this is relevant again, sadly!

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  6. This is apt.. and alas will always be so. Remember a word called snollygoster ... seems like that is who you talk about.

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  7. I sing-songed all through it (delightfully)and yes it clearly is appropriate for here, 2017... in the "Trump Nation". The world should be scared but the people here are shitting their pants. :)
    :( ZQ

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  8. I love the humor and the rhyme in your poem. And I like what you say about hope.

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  9. A fine laugh helps me through the day. This is a song!

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  10. This is just so very clever.
    The rhyme just rolls right off the page.
    A brilliant endeavor ... so well put together.
    Your analysis: pithy - yet, sage.

    Smiles

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  11. I have a very good guess who that might have been – and could apply to so many, here and elsewhere.

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    much love...

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  13. All the leaders that disappoint us are so similar because they do the things that repel us.

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