Saturday, March 16, 2013


The Bard of Murdock and FT
Together Again at Last!

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DIGNITY

~ The Bard of Murdock ~



When ’ere I think of congressmen
The images I see,
Are bathed in tones of lofty deeds
And hues of dignity.

I think of Jesse Jackson’s son
Who lived in harmony,
With all the noble aims of man,
Or will, when he is free.

I think in terms of leadership
Defined by Harry Reid,
Who forces passage of the bills
His members never read.

From Murtha, Hays, and Barney Frank,
To Richmond and Delay,
The perfect pitch the Congress makes
We savor every day.

Do not, I beg, reduce the pay
Of those whose pedigree,
Reflects the iridescent tone
Of perfect dignity.


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FT Responds in Kind

Oh do not blame, I pray thee,
The persons we elect.
The problem is the way we
Fail our thinking to direct.

We vote on whim and false reports
From propagandists vile
We bow before the sharp retorts
From bigots filled with bile.

We sign our own death warrants
When we go to the polls,
And give support in torrents
To malignant, venal trolls.



~ FreeThinke 

5 comments:

  1. FT,
    We sign our own death warrants
    When we go to the polls


    How people decide for whom to vote has always been a mystery to me. The mystery grows ever more difficult to decipher.

    Blaming politicians is a convenience. But, ultimately, we get the government we deserve.

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  2. That's quite a team.

    Thank you for the Saturday morning entertainment, that hit the bulls eye.

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  3. FT,
    You should open a poetry blog featuring your work.

    I admit it: I'm jealous. I've never had the knack for writing poetry.

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  4. With sarcasm we try to cope
    with problems in our times
    We tend to laugh at serious things
    and whitewash government crimes

    And yet these poets understand,
    even while they rhyme their reason,
    That now is the time to stem the tide
    Or suffer another season

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  5. THAT's the spirit, Z!

    I like rhymes not because they're clever
    But more because they don't go on forever.

    If brevity at times my writing's lacked,
    Verse at least shares thoughts in ways compact.
    ;-)

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