Must be Nice: Obama Daughter Moves to Madison Avenue



I live in a rich neighborhood on Madison Avenue in the seventies.

This is New York, baby.

The big kahuna.

I went bust in 1993 but managed to keep my apartment.

As Frank Lloyd Wright said,

“Location is everything.”

There was a Wright home near my house where I grew up

In Great Neck.

I have always been in and out of the rich class.

Then they toss me from their pockets and I struggle on the floor

To pay my bills.

Obama’s daughter has vacationed for the last two weeks

Across from my coop.

Twenty secret service cars surround her like they are circling

A wagon train.

Why is it that all democrats like Hillary, Obama and de Blasio

Like to pretend that they lead modest lives,

Like they are part of the great unwashed poor?

I guess it’s for the mass of votes.

I guess political power is more of an aphrodisiac than Monica Lewinsky.

The middle class should do the fool’s dance when they are being

Made fools of by politicians.

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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 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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