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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I'd Own An Orchard

It’s been a little bleak lately.
If I had an apple for every alternate fact,
I’d own an orchard.

Now, I like dark comedy, but I am not fond of orange delivery.
That little blue bird T-boy keeps high jacking can’t get a feather dry
before he is putting more spit on hashtags.

There is so much blabbering about a slogan, Make America Great Again.
Yeah, I don’t know what that means either. I’d like them to get back
to making America a democracy again.

So much for swamp draining, government is looking more like
an alligator farm run by cannibals. For every dollar dropped
in the bid pot, T-boy is serving up favors. There just might be
some laughs though when golden wallets get emptied by association.

Yet I’m a sucker for hope. (Shoot, women been bringing it from the womb
since the very first baby bottom cry.) When faux tan drops another tweet,
snowflakes gather more frost. It may look a whole lot like midnight,
but the sun still crowns in the east.

©Susie Clevenger 2017


brudberg said...

It could have been a comedy if it wasn't for real.

Jim said...

I like this, Susie. There's hope, "they" say, and I'm waiting. Where we live, our hope is out-voted. A very lot have false hope as far as I can see. Our state's major problem is for which rest room we should use. Small problem our state is at or near the bottom in children's education or sooo msny lacking affordable health care. BTW my keyboard has rebelled against the capital key. I hadn't heard of t-boy before. We might all should be picking out our age-like for this fellow. He might fit any range depending on his actions and tweets.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Susie, I couldn't help but laugh at your razor sharp wit in this one.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree with Kerry, I absolutely love the humor, satire and wit in this sparkling piece. Kudos!❤️

Marian said...

Gosh this is terrific. I'm so fatigued of the "snowflake" moniker but you've taken it back, with aplomb. Yay!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh yes indeed. Every. Single. Word.

Anonymous said...

Let us all hope

Lee Robin Gebhardt said...

This is great - you inspire me. I wrote a piece on the night of the election - kind of eerie - it just popped out of my brain , like all good art.......I want to learn to start a blog, and just downloaded some books to read on it. If you have any advice, pls message me on Facebook - great writing!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

some of us feel 'drumpf' and his GOP administration's racist, heartless, narcissistic agenda a little more personal. being born in Mexico and having many diverse (color, sexual proclivities and orientations, etc). oh, and i'm married to a Scotish Caucasian which i've been pulled over, profiled, with her in the car.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"...an alligator farm run by cannibals" pretending to be vegetarians. It's a mess.


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