- Verses by Phil Linehan

I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

September 5, 2016

Trump’s Wall

The whole world heard the clarion call

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Thus did Ronald Reagan thunder

and demand the Berlin barrier be torn asunder.

Donald Trump promulgated a different view

but now he cannot decide what he should do.

They needed, he said, to build a fence that’s thick

and they would have to build it mighty quick.

Would he to the National Guard give the order

to militarize their southern border?

But the Guard, that never saw Berlin,

is now well known to be stretched thin.

I suggest we should try not to dwell

on those who may go AWOL,

just like Donald when he did a bunk, went on the lam,

and never made it to Vietnam.

Why, one may ask, the idiotic urge

to carry out a drastic purge?

Who are those he wanted to keep out,

and attack with all his mindless Trump clout?

Gardeners, cleaners, hotel maids,

shoe shine boys and nurses aides.

cooks, dish washers and pastry bakers,

and not forgetting taco makers.

The mariachis or roving bards

plus those that clean up in the yards.

The many known as the hard hats

and the nannies who control the brats.

Girls who struggle in sweat shops

and men who tend to all the crops.

Remember too garage mechanics,

the vast majority Hispanics.

The many who labour in the sun

picking citrus by the ton.

Jobs that are the least desired

so border crossers are always hired.

Mexican cardiologists and physicists

are ones that would be greatly missed.

But, instead of being held at bay,

they are handed green cards on a tray.

Can it really be thought as wise

to try hard workers to criminalize?

To threaten they’ll end in the lockup

is worthy of the best Trump cockup.

Let us now suppose, and just for fun,

that most decide to go on the run,

The result would be truly cataclysmic

and the shocks that followed would be surely seismic.

No-one can tell just what Donald is thinking

as the good ship Trump goes right on sinking.

Can we really believe he was sincere

that he wanted to seal off the frontier?

Can it be meant to raise his rating,

and get off the thin ice on which he’s skating?

Will it improve his numbers in the newest poll

and help to pull him from the hole?

No-one his plan can comprehend

though he’s known by all to be round the bend.

But no matter what’s behind his ploy

he’s managed many to annoy.

When pondering what might be the outcome

most consider his wall is just plain dumb.

But wait! Could it be that he has up his sleeve

a ruse to ensure they can never leave?

August 10, 2015

Trump – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Those who hoped they would no longer have to see his sneer
are cheesed off when from the TV Trump will not disappear.
They watched him as ten Republicans debated
and his performance as garbage can be was rated.

He started off by displaying his skill as a debater
by insulting the Fox channel moderator.
His femmephobia was soon demonstrated
as against Megyn Kelly he remonstrated.

Carlos O’Farrill

¿Qué podemos hacer con Donald Trump
cuya familia se llamaba originalmente Drumpf?
Fue Goren quien le puso el nombre de un viajero?
Entonces podemos suponer que Donald es extranjero

Si habla en serio de querer ser de los Estados Unidos presidente
primero tendrá que demostrar que es residente.
Si él realmente espera al país ejecutar
él debe demostrar que no es alemán o de Qatar.

July 28, 2015

To Sue or Not to Sue (Trump again)

What can be done about Donald Trump
as more and more sponsors are now quick him to dump?
He will be missed when from the screen he finally fades away
and TV viewers can no longer hear him bray.

When children are told to bed they must go
they beg to stay up for the Donald Trump comedy show.
But when they see his ugly and bloated mug they are terrified
and leave the room for somewhere to hide.

June 23, 2015

Donald is Back

Donald Trump has once again taken the floor
and confirmed he is the U.S.A.’s biggest bore.
Of blowing his own trumpet he is never done
and once more threatens as a presidential candidate to run.

His latest oddball aberration
is to claim he is the only one who can save the nation.
He says he alone knows how the country should be managed
but refuses to say when and how his brain was damaged.

May 7, 2015

The last Trump

What can we make of Donald Trump
whose family name was originally Drumpf?
Was the name change done according to Goren?
If not, can we assume that Donald is foreign?

If he’s serious about wanting to be America’s President
he will first have to show he’s a natural born resident.
If he really hopes to run the nation
he must prove he is not German or Croatian.

September 24, 2014

Tony Keeps on Talking

Can’t someone tell Tony Blair that mum’s the word
as his pontificating becomes mind-bogglingly absurd?
With buddy George W.  he claimed he saw things that were not there
when with his war-mongering he tried us all to scare.