Day 45: A Quick Trump Poem

I’m on the road for work today, so instead of summarizing yet another unconstitutional Muslim Ban, Ben Carson whitewashing slavery or Trump’s media distraction tactics, I’ll just write a quick poem inspired by Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus And The Carpenter:

The sun was dying on the sea,
Dying with the light:
He did his very best to make
His world around him right–
And this was odd, because it was
Not even close to right.

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see the truth, because
The man would always lie:
No doves flew election night,
A tear came to my eye.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
The wept like anything to see
Such power with that man:
If it went the other way,’
They said it would be grand!’

O Oysters, come and march with us!’
The Walrus did beseech.
A march against autocracy,
Along the briny beach:
This cannot do we must do more,
To give a hand to each.

Four mother Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more —
All hopping through the rising waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of Trump — and race — and lowered-tax —
Of savages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And why he clipped our wings.’

I weep for you,’ the Walrus said:
I deeply sympathize.’
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of wealth and prize,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

O Oysters,’ said the Carpenter,
You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?’
But answer came there none —
And this was scarcely odd, because
They won’t stop until they’ve won.”


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