From March 2016.




The Candidate

The Candidate's conceit is giant,
Larger than Winston Churchill's belly!
Mention al-Qaeda, he's defiant!
(He flinches before Megyn Kelly.)
Just like the Woman at the Well,
He's had a fling or two (or three);
His coiffure and his coffers swell.
His cash can't buy him dignity.

This nation where I'm resident
Eager for "leadership" and "straight talk"
Is poised to choose a President
Who's barely smart enough to walk.
Militant moderates like me
Would stick this fellow in a pillory
Although it might mean (mother machree!)
Four years, or even eight, of Hillary.

I long for the days of old Ed Brooke,
Mark Hatfield, Bush the First, Bob Dole:
Folks who knew how to read a book,
Who had some decency of soul.
The Candidate needs a biopic!
I'd watch the thing from reel to reel.
Give it a title that'll stick:
How about The Art of the Heel?





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-10-09 at 17:12

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Bibek
Witty and humorous--a great political satire!

Bibek
2018-10-10


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
This is fabulous. I love it!
Ashe
2018-10-10


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo!
2018-10-09


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Jack London - wrote The Iron Heel - in 1913. Did he write a vision of events too come! Other wrote of what could come and be - now fast coming all to true this very day now unfolding!
Sinclair Lewis - wrote two versions of Elmer Gantry. One we know of - well! Second few seeme to know of. I'd seen the film - were a good film it has to be saide! Second verstan - I found by chance. I read the book thinking the film werre based upon the book. I mislade id, oh what a fool I were! I could get the book out of my mind. So brurt a coppy, only to find the new coppy, very much like film! I serchde to find a coppy of the orignal book,. that I had first read! Began to dowte my very sanity, till a chance meeting in a chrity shop, over heard me asking for te book. SHE had read the book , same copy as had I! Anyway, the copy I had read, belongs side by side of Londons Iron Heel!
Ken
2018-10-09