POLITICS AND POETRY

What would comedians (or satirical poets) do without politicians? Now there’s a question for the sages, but I will leave the plowing of that fertile field to others and settle for a few digs with my poet’s pen (yes, there are still several of us pen-poets left).

DOGGEREL MAY BE A DOG BUT
DOGMA MAKES MORE MANURE

Ideologues prize
A left or right agenda….
But the other guys
Still won’t surrenda
As both sides reprise
‘Return To Senda’
While truth and lies
Blur in the blenda
And compromise
Goes out the winda.

HAIKU ON THE HUSTINGS

The candidate smiles,
waves warmly to massed strangers;
he’s been here before.

I’M REVIEWING THE SITUATION ROOM

You’re in The Situation Room;
And even if you’re not, I’m.
Why? Witnessing whether Wolf’s worth
Three hours of our time.
My grade: a Fair for Wolf Blitzer,
Plus Affair for Eliot Spitzer….
With apologies for a desperate rhyme.