At the U.N. in New York world leaders gather
to engage in what critics describe as multi-lingual blather.
Some had hoped with the U.S. President to have private conversations
to discuss what is happening in war-torn nations.
Libya, Syria, the Middle East, an ambassador shot,
and this and that real or imagined terrorist plot.
Why poor women gathering firewood to pieces are blown
by a U.S. invention known as a drone.
But heads of state who such a meeting to request were so bold
by Barack Obama’s spokesperson were with embarrassment told
the President had a much more important thing to do:
campaigning for re-election on a female TV talk show called The View.
An odd choice U.N. delegates were thinking
for the head of a country whose influence is rapidly shrinking.
Even many of his supporters seem to agree
it was not the best time for the President to be making Whoopi.*
But Obama showed he is statesman-like
when before one President spoke he took a hike.
He was closely followed by the whole delegation from Canada
Who, rumour had it, headed for the nearest bar.
A slanderous lie, absolutely untrue,
they were not imbibing any brew.
They wanted to persuade Obama to help them put their economy back in order
by preventing any more U.S. terrorists smuggling cheese across their border.
* Whoopi Goldberg, a member of The View