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

June 26, 2008

L´Etat c’est Moi or I Yam What I Yam (with apologies to Popeye)

When they cannot cure the presidential ailment
that is leading the country to a fast derailment,
it takes no great brain for one to guess
that U.S. health care is in a mess

The people are now beginning to panic
as his condition becomes more megalomanic.
The President’s powers won’t be denied
as he insists that none but he can decide.

Alarmed they are that George W. Bush
who tried all he could the French to crush,
is now, it seems, their devotee
when he was caught surreptitiously munching Brie.

What brought about this sudden change
which, all agree, is awfully strange?
It appears he was told of a king named Louis
more powerful even than the American Huey.*

The French king, the fourteenth of his name
and the one with the greatest claim to fame,
when a courtier ventured him to debate
rejoined: “Forget not, Sir, I am the State”.

So George decided, then and there
that to the Sun King he did compare
and he, whom none would call bourgeois,
has now learned to say “L’État c’est moi”.

*”Kingfish” Huey Long, Governor of Louisiana, was fatally shot -- by a doctor.

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