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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 12

December 2017 I Wounded and dazed, we’ve made it through the year. We’re still alive, though threatened every day By tweets and tantrums. A low-level fear Thrums in each resident. Meanwhile, away From sight, the undocumented disappear And covenants fall … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 11

  November 2017 I It’s been twelve months since I cast my first vote For president, and rose a sadder guy The morrow morn. It’s been a year of note, Mainly because the many reasons why Shit happened are lethal … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 9

September 2017 I Satire depends for its effectiveness Upon the supposition a way through Ineptitude, aggressiveness, and mess Can be discerned; that what is good and true Is evident to all those who profess To be the thoughtful, decent person … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 8

August 2017 I “This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle”— Thus, Ulysses (from Tennyson). No wuss Was this princeling, but full of care and wile; A stern-browed Ithacan (not treasonous), Who … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 5

May 2017 Prelude—A Villanelle against the Villain Let fly the flags; resistance songs upraise; As one, chant slogans and hope reignite: For we have made it through a hundred days. We were convinced that he would set ablaze The Constitution, and … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 3

March 2017 (Inspired in part by Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column of February 18, 2017.) I In epics, usually at their very heart, The plot stops and the hero, marked by fate, Encounters a Parnassian whose art The poet thinks … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 1

January 2017 I In olden days, a writer with pretension To voice his people’s hopes in smooth hexameter, Would make a case for poetic ascension By laying down an ode or epigrammata, Before composing something with dimension For fear he’d … Continue reading

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