"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Magpie 86 or How Dare They!!!


As I read the news and sip my coffee
I am appalled at the state of affairs
Mis-using their powers-they sure don't care
Scandalous leaders are white collar crooks
They are far too busy cooking the books
I fantasize a hilarious simple solution
Let's take those papers and swat them like flies!
Watch them run with their power red ties
No possible escape for these pesky 'festations
Lets swat them all with our frustrations
Sweeping them into a deep dark corner
There won't be any hired mourners
Lets toss the lot into the dust bin
These so called leaders committed a terrible sin
They thought our money was theirs to keep.
Swat them again til they're in the BIG sleep.


Image: Michael Sowa - from the Little King
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31 comments:

undercaws said...

Amen, sister!!!

christopher said...

Poesy as politics. Heh.

anthonynorth said...

I feel your frustration. Great idea. I'm with you.

Friko said...

I know I'd like to swat them into oblivion, not just sleep.
Nice little rant you have here.

Deborah said...

Oh well done, you said it all!

Martin said...

Pass the swat. I want to have a go.

Jinksy said...

Never mind the paper, I'll lend you my fly swat! LOL

Fireblossom said...

Oh I knowwww, those ties! It's like they can only wear red or periwinkle, or some unwritten rule will be broken, and the world will tilt off its axis. We might be better off if it did, and they slid off!

Kathe W. said...

yeah- slid off into the fires of hell-oh where am I? heheheh

Thanks for your comments- I had a heck of a fun time writing this one! Nothing like ranting while writing!

Kristen Haskell said...

And then feed them to the birds! Love it :)

Lydia said...

Righteous indignation of the highest order! I think you should offer this to the campers down in Portland's Chapman Park....the news showed their "library" where you could post it!

Isabel Doyle said...

the really sad thing is that we (mostly) elect them!

Brian Miller said...

here here...i am all about wiping the slate clean and beginning again...i love a good political poem...

annell said...

If only it could be so simple. It is as if with each new thing I learn, I just can't believe. Don't know for sure how we ever got here? The cocoon would have to be unwound and discoveries made.

Hazel said...

There are plenty of white collar crooks in my part of the world. I want to see them in the BIG sleep too. Swat them like flies - good idea :)

izzy said...

dust bin! fire pit-it is all on them for lying, stealing and cheating...
thanks.

Reflections said...

Me thinks you have spoken for the masses.

Mama Zen said...

Yes!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathe:

"Lets toss the lot into the dust bin"

Exactly!

"How Dare They!!!"

Points well taken and shared in these days of Occupying Wall Street.

Words A Day said...

You go! Love the phrase -swat them like flies!/Watch them run with their power red ties!

Lyn said...

Oh, yes, yes, yes...I think I agree!!What time, where??

Rosamund Browne said...

Don't you feel like that with people who know it all and haven't got a clue. Good for you!

Celia said...

You voiced my thoughts exactly, "how dare they?"

Tumblewords: said...

Well said. Please pass the swat!

Helen said...

... now THAT is snappy repartee.

Laurie Kolp said...

Right on! Love this!

Lena said...

A few stomps too for added bonus!!

The Old Raven said...

Oh Yes! Oh yes indeed! Most excellent response (for us all).

~T~ said...

Sounds good to me! Nip them with their own sound bites.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever rant!

Anna :o]

Stafford Ray said...

Did you take your rolled up Scottish Times to Wall St?
The Scots not only make a good malt, they know how to stage a revolution!