Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Common Ground?


Trump continues proving that he hasn't got a clue
What it is the country wants its President to do.
Most of us do not want chaos - don't want World War III.
Don't like governance by tweet or - worse - Sean Hannity.

But, a large minority of voters think it's fine...
Don't see any reason for the Donald to resign.
Do not care that he's disruptive... Feel that it's a plus.
They applaud whenever Trump starts kicking up a fuss.

Maybe they are entertained by him but I am not.
I am in a state of deep despair.  My nerves are shot.
I can't understand why Trump's supporters aren't afraid...
Unless they do not believe the statements that he's made.

That is something we agree on... Maybe there is hope?
Could it be that they're aware the President's a dope?
If they do not trust him either, that could be a start.
It would mean Americans are not that far apart.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shocked At The Gamble

 

Tennessee Republican Bob Corker said that he
Fears that Donald Trump will get us into World War III.
Claims his colleagues know it, too...  Well, isn't that just great.
Nice of them to realize it now that it's too late.

With their trumped up culture war the heartland chose to back
Someone who was only qualified at "talkin' smack."
Like Claude Rains in Casablanca, now they're shocked to find
That they gambled on a man who isn't sound of mind.

Now we get to wait and see which way the dice will fall;
If we're in "the calm before the storm" that kills us all.
I sure wish the usual suspects would grow a pair;
Take a stand against the "chaos..." Get Trump out of there.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy 20th Birthday

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Happy birthday darlin'...  May you have a hundred more.
Hope you smile so much it makes your facial muscles sore.
That still wouldn't make us even...  These last 20 years
You have made me grin and laugh until I was in tears.

You have brought such joy to us, my love, that we'll forgive
Those few times I wasn't sure if we would let you live.
But, I'm really glad we did...  Especially today.
Who wants peace and quiet from their children anyway?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Dear Congress... Spare Us

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Spare me the condolences and useless thoughts and prayers,
Lowered flags and silent moments...  No one really cares.
I'm so sick and tired of the empty gestures when
Nothing ever changes...  And it's happening again.

"Now is not the time to talk about it," Sanders said.
We should "come together" for the wounded and the dead.
Background checks and gun control would not have stopped this crime,
Therefore, we should just do nothing, like we did last time...

And the time before that and the all too many more
When they've offered thoughts and prayers in speeches from the floor.
Lowered flags?  I'm sure that - this time - that'll do the trick.
I think I might go and vomit now...  I'm feeling sick.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Renovations

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I just got a dye-job on my hair - erasing years.
Hadn't realized how ancient graying hair appears.
Problem is that, once you start, it's kinda tough to quit...
When gray roots start growing back, it's gonna look like shit.

I don't tend to bother with appearances that much;
Don't wear make-up, jewelry, accessories, and such...
But we're going to a wedding with a "hipper" crowd
For my sister's daughter... She said, "frumpy's not allowed."

So, I'm getting all dolled up...  I even did my toes.
Went out shopping with my Mom and bought some sexy clothes.
Don't think I can keep this up 'cause it's a lot of work.
Frumpy is much easier and I'm a lazy jerk.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taking a Knee

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Football players take a knee to demonstrate concern;
Waiting, praying for an injured player 'til they learn
If the guy will be okay or if he's badly hurt
While he's lying there in pain and writhing in the dirt.

They don't kneel in disrespect...  The opposite is true.
Now they're worried for our body politic (Me, too!)
With a sitting President who's chosen to attack
Free speech from a former San Fransisco quarterback.

I know there are people who will not agree, and yet
Even Robert Kraft, who is as pro-Trump as you get,
Said he's "deeply disappointed" by the Donald's "tone..."
Judging by the NFL's response, Kraft's not alone.

I served in the military 30 years ago
And don't find it disrespectful when the players show
Their concern in peaceful protest when they take a knee.
Why that should insult our troops or flag's a mystery.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dear Mrs. May... US, Too

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As United Nations leaders gather in New York,
I sure wish our President would learn to put a cork
In it, because any time that he shoots off a tweet
He steps into - yet another - scandal with both feet.

I watched poor Theresa May, the Brits' Prime Minister,
Asked what her reaction to the Donald's comments were
As she stiffened up her lip, kept calm and carried on,
And, politely, said it wasn't helpful of the Don.

She (like all our allies) is unsure of what comes next...
Will Trump start a war with North Korea via text?
Are we in or out of Paris?  What's Trump gonna do?
Join the group Theresa...  We're all wondering that, too.