Tuesday, November 7, 2017







___ The Arkansas Power Broker ___

Oh, once upon a time in Arkansas,
A Redneck Sharp lived with a Power Whore
They fiddled with a theme they liked to hear,
A jolly old meme that they knew by ear.

It was raining hard, but the couple didn't care,
They played at being a popular pair,
They had no dough, but they 
hatched great schemes
Sure to help them realize 
their wildest dreams

A Power Broker paid a call that day,
And told them he could make 
their prospects bright and gay;
Their eyes shone bright, 
as their mouths grew wet,
The Broker said they'd soon 
have no cause to fret.

"All you have to do is sell your souls to me,
Then tell the voters you'll provide 
their needs for free,"
But the couple said when he'd had his say,
"We couldn't do it now, it's a rainy day."

The Power broker said, "That's all quite true,
But here's the thing, I think that you should do;
"Get busy when the weather gets clear and bright,
The hit the trail and flim flam 
with all your might."

The Power Whore leapt at the chance to feel,
She soon could grind the whole world underheel
"Just show us where to sign 
and our souls are yours;
We know you have the power 
to open all the doors."

And so began these four-flushers' sad career
With The Broker as their Guide 
they'd not a thing to fear,
They soon rose high to positions grand
From where they soon could pillage 
and loot the land.

Where their story ends we don’t yet know
But I'll bet they spend Eternity Below
For Grifters too must learn 
what their schemes brought to pass
Is sure to turn around and bite them 
right in the ass!


~ FreeThinke on a Lark



THEN


NOW





4 comments:

  1. That's funny! Arkansas Traveler is a popular fiddle tune in bluegrass circles. I didn't realize it was also done by big bands.

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    1. YUP! And now it has entered the realm of political satire. };^)>

      Practically nothing escaped getting a jazzed up treatment, whether by the big bands, jazz pianists or small jazz combos. Any tune is – or was –– fair game.

      I'm sure there's even a jazz version or two of AVE MARIA somewhere out there.

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  2. Clementine Darlington said

    My God! Those two sure were scuzzy when they were kids! Both look like they need to be deloused. They started low, and just kept on going down hill ever after.

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  3. How will I celebrate the beast being taken down?

    Let me count the ways. Gonna take a while.

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