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  POLITICAL RHETORIC
by Tom Hyland
Friday, January 28, 2011
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CRIME? Why did I pick that Category?

Listen, My Children, to my Allegory!





POLITICAL RHETORIC

© - Tom Hyland - 1/27/11

Listen my Children
And you shall Hear -
Of that which Always
Makes me Sneer!

This is the Stuff
Of which I am Sick -
The ‘oo’s and ah’s’ Of
Political Rhetoric!

T’was just yesterday That
I listened to CNN -
The Donkeys n’ Pachyderms
Debatin’ their Wherefores, Whys, n’ When!

A Constitutional Amendment
Someone did Propose -
For a Federal Balanced Budget
The Stench of it did Burn my Nose!

A Million good reasons Why
There should be ‘Yeas’ -
Then, another Million
Of contrasting ‘Nays!’

The ‘flow’ was strong of - Effluence
Immaterial n’ intangible Influence - did Spew -
Instead of Oral Cavities - Methinks the Bowels
Were used by quite a Few!

Congressional Budget Office Director
Gave his Report -
Then, Congresspersons
Did him Retort!

What was next on the Agenda?
Can you Surmise?
Pros n’ Cons on Obama’s Speech
More Political Rhetoric - Sa-Prise - Sa-Prise!

‘He said - She said ...’
Let’s Tally-Up the Score -
H-S and Bull-Crap
More! More! MORE!

Argue - Debate - Juggle
All the Pros n’ Cons -
Get Nothing Done
These Congressional Madams n’ Dons!

Disrupt - Disturb - Destroy
That is What they do Best -
Brow-Beat - Blow-Hard - Back-Lash
Table - Defer - Avoid ... is their Behest!

Our ‘so-called’ Representatives
Yet - Who or What do they Represent?
Corporations - Companies - Millionaires
For Them they are Hell-Bent!

Listen my Children
And you shall Hear -
Of that which Congress
Does Not Revere!

The Common Man -
‘We The People’
Are surely sorely Shorn
Just like ‘Sheeple!’

Alas and Alack!
You may Say -
Just eat your Bone
And - Stay - Stay - STAY!

Define this Term -
Political Rhetoric -
Fine-Sounding, but Insincere, Empty Language
Persuasive ‘Poppy-Cock’ - to the Quick!

Am I too Harsh?
Do Not Dismay -
‘They’ have the Means
To Bar Your Way!

“Tighten your Belts!”
“Times are Tough!”
“We’ll keep the Silk”
“You keep the Rough!”

“Re-Elect Us!”
“We’ll Do Gooder!”
“Trust Us!”
“You Dumb Cannon-Fodder!”

Why, Oh Why
Do I show such Dis-Respect?
‘Cause It’s the Truth
So - What the Heck?

If you ever Want to be Bored
And Don’t give a ‘Lick’ -
Tune in to CNN for More -
Political Rhetoric!

© - TKH.



 



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/29/2011
I can see through your verses that you deal with the same "crap" that we have to deal with here. Thank you, Tom. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/28/2011
As usual, long winded, but hitting the target right on the mark...;-)e

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