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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 15, 2016      Views: 482
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 15 of the book 2016
Presidential Politics Commentary
"My Rant-Stump" by mountainwriter49

I'll now step up on my rant-stump
and rail against the fascist Trump.
He's thrown us in the fetid sump;
let's vote to throw him in the dump.

And then there's Nixon's Hillary
equivocating constantly.
A server that no one can see,
and Wall Street cash beyond reality.

Oh yes, and then there's Mister Cruz,
upon our stripes he leaves a bruise.
The secular state he'd abuse,
his cup of tea, I shall refuse.

And then there's Bernie, a nice man,
who of the four is hard to pan.
He seems to be an honest man;
I can't abide his socialist plan.

And thus our wondrous nation wanes
by politicians so inane.
Their thirst for power is arcane,
and lack of ethics--I disdain. 

What would The Founders have to say
about our 'leading candidates' today?
I'm sure they'd damn how we have gone astray
and pull us out of this hellacious fray.

America's much better than these peeps.
They ought to give us all the creeps.

'Tis time that we recall our greatest Presidents,
and strive to find the next best White House resident.

15 March 2016--The Ides of March...........................................


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Author Notes
Mono-rhyming iambic meter quatrains and two closing couplets. Line lengths vary with tetrameter, pentameter and hexameter.

Cup of Tea = reference to the Tea Party element of the Republican Party

Nixon's Hillary = Hillary Clinton. Richard Nixon was a liar and known as "Tricky Dick" because of his questionable ethics and manipulative endeavors.

Our Stripes = the US flag and values

Pan = severely criticize

Socialist = pronounced in two syllables (soc-shillst)

Sump = deep hole

The Founders = The men and women who established the US in the mid-late 18th Century. Key players include: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, etc.

You can blame this poem on Rose (Just2Write)! LOL. I was doing just fine until I read her well-penned rispetto entitled "Peace--So Close" earlier today. It just set me off and this poem is the result. Thank you, Rose, for helping me get all of "this" out of my system.

Thank you for reading my poetry.
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