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Confessions of Zero
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/30/2013 9:33:55 AM

Last week reader Martin Vaala forwarded the poem below to us. At the time I thought it might be too harsh, and it may be, but it might also be just about right. It captures something about the frivolous quality of the dilettante who is our president, or so it seems to me at the moment. You be the judge: Blood on my hands From Africa to Washington to Oklahoma If I had a son He would look like Chelsea Manning He’s almost as prissy Not much less the fool O.

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Poetry, when it is good, packs the most punch per syllable of any form of language. And it would be impossible to be too harsh on Ogabe, who isn´t cut out to lead a protest march, let alone the greatest nation on earth.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/30/2013 9:49:13 AM     (No. 9498309)

The only thing missing from this confession is a reference from an earlier poem about stained shorts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 8/30/2013 11:55:05 AM     (No. 9498478)

Jimmy Carter wishes he could write this well.

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