Monday, April 28, 2014

The Candidate - Flashback to 2012

I was not born with 
A silver spoon
He said
Eyes glinting
As a creeping 
Smile slid
Across his political

We lived in a 
Basement apartment
Like regular folks
She said
Stepping out of a
60s sitcom
All fluffy and 
Full of lace
As is right
For a woman 
Who knows
Her place.

They said
We had to live
On returns from
It was hard
We even got
Regular haircuts
And ate at McDonalds'
Unless daddy and mommy
Took us out
Or gave us money
For the rent.

So, we know all about
You poor folks
Struggling to
Pay the bills
And feed the kids
With college ahead
We suggest you
Get money from 
Your folks and
Live in a tent.

And when you 
Get old
Become a Mormon
Mormons take care
Of one another
By piling up money
And stowing it
Away for a 
Rainy day
And Mormons 
Don't need 
No government.

Copyright © 2014 by Jacob Avram/Lowell A. Anderson
All rights reserved


Small City Scenes said...

Great capture of the po' folk.
What freakin' investments???

Gunn said...

I wish I had a "pen" like yours.

We have things happening here that (of course) is fare a way from what they promised before the election.

William Kendall said...

Quite creative political commentary, Lowell!

Bob Poris said...

He believes in an America he really never experienced personally. He always had backup in case he failed. He was out of touch with real people and their needs and wants and everday cares and worries. He was smart and good at what he does. Governing involves understanding as wide a swath of humnnaaity America and the world offers. That is why Bill Clinton understood our needs so well and could talk to all types of people and make them understand what he wanted them to understand. That’s governing. I think Obama has some of that too, but lacks the skills of the Clinton types, both good and bad.