AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Patrick Granfors, iMike Hartner, iRichard Sharp, iCharles Neff, iKathryn Perry, iKendra Berni, iRobin Leigh Miller, i

  Home > Political Science > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Frank Koerner

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 128 Titles
· 205 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Aug, 2006

Frank Koerner, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
This Garden Called Life
by J. Joy Matthews Alford - Sistah Joy

Chapbook of inspirational poetry and photography by Sistah Joy..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Testy: I Mean a Demeanor
by Frank Koerner
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Frank Koerner
•  I Yam A Potato
•  I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
•  Where Credit Is Due
•  Hysterical or Historical
•  Head Shop
           >> View all 100

Everybody should be put to a test.

To go to college and to pursue….any educational quest

Necessitates going through preliminary wickets, of which one is a test.

The SAT is an indicator. At least,….(if nothing else)

That you know the square of the hypotenuse…and all the math it tells.

 

To deliver a letter you don’t need math…if you can match an envelope’s number

To the digit on the recipient’s dwelling. It doesn’t get much dumber.

Yet, before the Postal Service turns you loose….to deliver one lousy letter

You’ve got to prove your mettle with a grade of  70 or better.

 

To be a pro ballplayer and hit home runs for a living

One needs to do precisely the opposite of what is normal giving.

An indicator of success in baseball is to fail 70% of the time,

Yet to do so, qualifies one for Halls of Fame. Higher you can’t climb.

 

To be a lawyer, you must drink in the law, steadfastly remaining sober

While convincing a jury of your smarts……then, consequently show per

Superior application of the law at hand….convincing the jury to render

A verdict attesting to your skills, that declares you a master Bar tender.

 

The test for a doctor is easy. If an operation you do not shun

And make it out of the hospital, then recover….the doc’s test is done.

Overall, you don’t care how the doc did in school. He graduated School of Med.

Then passed YOUR test. Your appendix is gone and Eureka!…you ain’t dead.

 

But there is one job in this country, for which there is no test.

And there is only one way to judge…to see if the holder has messed

Up the world when he’s done. We need to test competency before the fact

To avoid another untested President…caught between a hard place and Iraq.

 
Copyright © 2007 by Frank Koerner  
 
 
 
 
 

CLICK HERE to sample Frank's 4 time award-winning, travel adventure book.....

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by jude forese
well penned ... good rhyme and meter ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Amen. And well said. And it rhymes. You are a genius.

Elizabeth
Popular Poetry (Political Science)
  1.  Workin' for the Jeb Man
  2.  Will Work for Pennies (900 billion)
  3.  Eight Days of Work
  4.  UN United Nations...

The Second Beast by Will Clark

Revelation tells Christians what will happen to our future. It tells us we must hold fast, or we will suffer the same fate as those who follow the Beast and those prophesies of tha..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.