The Failure that Obama was Trying to Avoid
I hate bums on the subways with their cups.
I don’t ask them for anything.
Why should they jiggle their need under my nose?
I am a bull dog.
I dribble in a cup.
When I bite into political corruption I don’t let go.
I don’t have much confidence in the world lasting.
It’s always the do gooders who light matches—
The Middle East is burning.
Remember Obama’s speech in Cairo.
He was going to make peace with the Moslems.
Tell it to the heads of Foley,
When Obama threatens Putin laughs.
America has become a joke.
Blame it on the ill-informed voters.
Obama, you could have been someone if you didn’t try to be
Someone for everyone.
Your fair share is not living in the White House.
It is pitching a tent in a forest that you have denuded.
You could have been a man if you didn’t try to be a saint.
You are the nothingness that rattles in the shofar of sadness.
The people stretch out their fingers to you and cut their tips
With their nails.
You are the failure that you were trying to avoid.
With your Harvard degree how come you didn’t learn a lesson from
You never understood pragmatism when you danced in a kilt
In Arctic weather.
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