Poetry

Our Commander in Chief

OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF

 

If Obama is a commander in chief than I am Napoleon.

How did this community organizer take credit for being a general?

Did he wander among our enemies offering them welfare checks?

Did he try to pay off al-Qaeda with food stamps?

 

Hamlet said, “I am but mad north-northwest:

When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.”

Obama doesn’t know Isis from climate change.

His priorities are failing to prioritize.

He hides behind his craziness with candy diction.

 

The arrogance of an idiot is the demise of America.

So many dead

Because Americans fled from their senses and elected

A military defective.

 

Guns don’t vote;

They shoot if our boots are on the ground

Not up in the liberal clouds with the chief.

 

When Obama should have interceded in Syria

He was playing serious golf and stirring race wars

In America

To draw attention away from the Middle East.

 

ISIS stirs crisis because Obama withdrew our troops

And didn’t shore up the position of Syrian opposition.

 

Instead of containment he gave speeches on progressivism

And why his economic policies were better than they were.

 

He should have armed Syrian moderates

But he was too busy lying about the Affordable Health Care Act

To secure the Iraqi-Syrian border.

 

 

Obama blames Bush for the history of the world.

But Bush ended the war with the surge.

Obama left no troops behind.

He invented Isis.

 

Obama didn’t read the signs when he failed to draw border lines.

He didn’t secure our borders with Mexico either.

 

He invented the resurgence of the Iraq War.

I adore failure.

It’s so human.

It makes me think about everything Obama did wrong.

The worst president ever—

For that he finally has my vote.

 

He is tragic—

A possibly great man strangled by his flaws,

Hamartia,

Tripping over his tongue.

 

He has fallen short in the broad jump.

He left his sneakers in the locker room of tall talk.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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