Poetry

No Big Deal, Obama

NO BIG DEAL, OBAMA

 

Obama thinks that Ebola is no big deal.

The Democrats worry about icebergs melting in a hundred years

And scoff at the new bubonic plague.

Say it’s no big deal to Thomas Duncan, Nina Pham, Amber Vinson.

Tell it to the family members who have lost

Or are losing

Their loved ones.

Tell it to the rain that falls on their tears

And confuses them between grief and cleanliness.

Obama, tell it to the disease laden West Africans who

Will be flying here because you

Don’t have the courage to quarantine the carriers,

The breeders,

The leaders of a horrible disease’s death flight

Into our country.

Tell it to the liberals who regard prejudice against

Ebola as a kind of Klu Klux clan attitude

Towards Africans.

Tell the Black Panthers that you, Obama,  are a cat

Of reverse prejudice,

A hater,

A killer.

You are pro death.

Come on Obama.

Take off your black beret.

Here comes a new type of AIDS without the intimacy

Of intercourse.

No fun

Just the gnawing of disease.

No gay pleasure or gain,

Just pain.

Obama, I thought you had whipped your crop

With the economy,

Had stung our hides with Isis,

But you had just driven our ponies of destruction

Out of the stable

Until you rode us in a froth into the broken leg of Ebola

On your personal, divisive race track.

You are so bad that you make optimism look silly.

I feel like laughing at the seriousness of death.

I didn’t vote for you—

I can rest in peace at the feet of the wise angels.

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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