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  Ode to Politicians
by Ian R Thorpe
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Nobody ever writes poems about politicians so I thought I'd try. It was not easy, the only more difficult topic for a poem I think would be science.


Hear the audio: Ode To Politicians

I curse all politicians,
a plague upon their houses,
may they get gravel in their soup
and earwigs in their trousers.

For politicians fool us
with their scheming and their spin,
they tell us to drink water
while they drink champagne

They tell us to be frugal
while they feather their nests,
steal from the poor to pay the rich;
the hypocrites whom we detest.

I curse all politicians,
with their weasel worlds and wiles,
may they suffer impotence,
and flatulence and piles.

Never Mix Science And Politics
























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Reviewed by Richard Parise 8/17/2012
Like clever poems. Nice job with difficult subject.
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 7/28/2011
Don't curse them Ian, but if you're a praying person pray for them. The trouble is this: they think that they can work miracles so they will make promises about what they are going to do; only to find out after they got in that there is no money to do what was promised.
Reviewed by Jane Air 12/1/2009
Brilliant - could be longer though - plenty more to say !
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/30/2009
I hate politicians too, but they don't just steal from the poor. They steal from everybody to pay their friends. Not everyone who is rich gets favorable treatment from a politician. Just the one's who paid them off. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/29/2009
Art of politics, to speak with forked tongue, nicely said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/28/2009
i'd say, you did real well!
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 4/28/2009
This is intense,and I bet therapeutic too.
Did Shakespeare know that many lawyers were also polticians?
Continued success
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 4/28/2009
And once we've stopped laughing, we'll hang the B'stards! Nice one Ian.
Reviewed by Rosalind Thompson 4/28/2009
The ending sounded a bit Monty Python, with all the flatulence and stuff. Really funny, though.

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