MyDD Poetry Jam

Last week a diarist put up An Ode to Clinton's Narcissism. Setrak had the great idea that everyone should respond in poetry. I'm attempting to resurrect that idea. Here were my two entries into that thread:


Ever since I was ten I've wanted to say
A woman is president, not tomorrow but today.
In all of her brilliance, in all of her passion,
Clinton is claiming that role in fervent fashion.

The Obama campaign is little but smoke,
The silver tongued orater is starting to choke.
Keep him out of the White House, keep him off of
  its lawn.
Send him back to the Senate, gone baby, gone.

The Ballad of Obama

As told by himself.....Naturally:

There once was a man with an ego so wide
He believed he was Jesus himself.
"I'll be your savior, I'm the one for you!
Take your dreams off the shelf.
Though I can't speak so well without something
   written for me
and I have not much experience to boot,
you'll vote for me, sing for me, shout for me,
   moan for me,
cuz I'm eloquesnt and just so damn cute.
Don't ask me specifics, because I don't have
   too many,
and hey! what about my funny staff!
With NAFTAgate, MONSTERgate, REZKOgate,
I'm sure you'll agree it's a laugh.
I tell you I'm putting the gloves on
but the truth is they've been on all the time.
I've been trying to smear, I've been trying to
Oh, I'm well acquainted with grime.
I follow the Rovian playbook, I echo the
   footsteps of Starr's wronging.
If someone has audacity to question me
I smile and say, 'Shucks, you're racist and fear
It's all about winning and I invite the Repubs
to be a Dem for a day.
Pay no attention to the stuff in the caucuses,
that's just my young thugs at play.
They'll say anything, do anything just as I tell
to get me the very last vote.
To hell with the legal stuff, I am the Savior.
Shit, what's all this water filling my boat?"

Please make your comments in poetry (or something resembling it).

MyDD Poetry Jam!!!!!!

Tags: clinton, obama, Poetry, Presidential Race (all tags)



Re: MyDD Poetry Jam

Funny really funny.  This will solicit some outrage from the bots for sure.

by democrat voter 2008-03-10 08:40AM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD Poetry Jam

Wow, the kind of passion in this Clinton-Obama contest is spilling into poetry!!

Love it!!

I really hope we're all united once this is over with ... let's all promise to vote for Hillary or for Barack, whoever ends up as the nominee.

But for now, GO HILLARY!!!!!

by Sieglinde 2008-03-10 08:43AM | 0 recs
Poet Tip Jar

Tips for if you have no words to leave.

by grlpatriot 2008-03-10 09:12AM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD Poetry Jam

i'm not a poet myself by enjoy reading one.  thanks.

by JoeySky18 2008-03-10 09:54AM | 0 recs
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Roses are red
violets are blue
Obama won't win
so boo hoo to him....

okay, so I am not a poet.  :)

by MollieBradford 2008-03-10 10:17AM | 0 recs
Wimp Love

is good at desire, but unsustainable
as the most ferocious bonfire.
You have to die down with it
before nightfall, to be willing
to consign yourself to a hiatus of
roseate ashes. Like anything unsure
of its worth, it glamorizes itself by
scorching whatever it touches
with passionate invitation, then
as it falls into a love-sick coma, flashes
its Amnesiac Diploma.

- Tess Gallagher, Portable Kisses

by grlpatriot 2008-03-10 10:49AM | 0 recs
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Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Delegate Math is apparently hard
For Clinton Supporters to do

by MGarvey 2008-03-10 12:45PM | 0 recs

Keep it up! I love it!

by Soitgoes 2008-03-10 01:37PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD Poetry Jam

Because I love poetry and in a tip of the Hat to the March and the Irish

Roses are red
Clovers are green
the Democrat nominee
is still yet to be seen

this is fun

by 12 dogs and a blog 2008-03-10 05:56PM | 0 recs


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