Battle of the Poems 2019: Day #8

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Yesterday's Battle ended in a tie. No time to waste, let's get to it! Will you choose the personal battle or the political diatribe?

Poem #15
In the Middle of a Never-Ending Tanka

I find that I am
right smack-dab in the middle
of an unwanted
mental breakdown--big surprise
here we go round and round and...


Poem #16
Break Free of Tyranny
(Composed by my radical alter-ego Sly Fawkes)

it seems to me
that for a nation of people
who love to talk about freedom
there were all too damn many of us
willing to trade our freedom
to be under the orange thumb
of a tangerine despot
now it's time
to put up or shut up
now it's time
to take our country back
now it's time
to realize that electing
a rude, loudmouthed reality tv star
with an ego the size of Jupiter
was a really stupid idea
and now it's time
to impeach the sonofabitch
who shouldn't have been in the White House
in the first damn place
now it's time
to fix our mistake
and really make America great


  1. I like the first best today - but I really, really hope the second comes true. He encourages far too many of our home grown oxygen thieves to emulate him.

    1. Thanks for voting! I think I'm most discouraged by the people calling themselves "Christian" who support the bastard. Truth is, though, I find many "Christians" to be extremely un-Christlike.
      I think the tRump-supporting Christians are followers of Republican Jesus, not Hippie Rebel Jesus.


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