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

May 8, 2011

Listen to the Poet

As Obama promises a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan
he is now jumping into the Libya frying pan.
To save innocent civilians he gives as the cause of the attack
as he takes one step forward and two steps back.

Sixty-six years after World War II ended
is there anyone who would not think it splendid
if from Germany and Japan the U.S. would bring troops home,
not forgetting those still stationed in Rome?

Sarkozy and Cameron are both chomping at the bit
still angry at how in Suez both their countries were hit.
They were sure the people who pyramids could build
to operate a canal were not that skilled.

Merkel doesn’t want her people in North Africa to be pained
as she remembers it was there Rommel was El Alameined.
Berlusconi is delighted to join in the fray
hoping to postpone his “Ruby” and other trials to another day.

The U.S. now is so deep in debt
about entering another conflict Obama should fret.
The baloney about the country’s destiny manifest
should finally be put to rest.

Meantime it would be wise if he took note
of what poet and philosopher Ogden Nash wrote:
“The nation bankrupt by a war
thinks to recoup with just one more”.

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