It’s Sunday with The Bard of Murdock

The following poem was originally published by The Bard of Murdock on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Be sure to read the article link provided by the Bard before reading the poem.


Leading from Behindsight

The night the furnace passed away
A chill was in the air,
The mercury began to plunge
And cold crept in the lair.
Repairmen were not answering
Our frantic pleas for aid,
And as the hands of time swept on
The children seemed afraid.
We huddled in a center room
Conserving body heat,
We added layers to our clothes
And slippers to our feet.
But finally I could take no more:
I set a chair aflame,
And shortly after torched the couch
Without a hint of shame.
Oh how the fire warmed the room
And brightened up the night,
It heated up our home and hearts
And filled us with delight.
But soon the flame began to spread
And swept up in the fire
The house, the car, garage and shed,
All kindled on the pyre.
I thought a bit of warmth was wise,
Though critics disagree;
Their 20/20 hindsight sounds
A bit extreme to me.
They rail about the choices made,
But I cannot forget:
As cold crept into house and bone,
I made a prudent bet.
Other ‘explanations’:
     The Essay


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My goal is to produce poetical cartoons. I try to use metaphors and caricatures (or a politician’s own words) to address complex political and social situations. In this way, I sum up current events in humorous verse.

4 thoughts on “It’s Sunday with The Bard of Murdock

  1. Another good one!

    Solyndra is exhibit A for why we would be stupid to authorize President Obama even one more dime for a so-called “jobs” program.

    Government money is stupid money. Give me a half a billion of other peoples money and I’ll spend it wildly. Put $100 of my own money in my hand and I will quickly sober up and spend wisely.

    That is the stark difference between a government-directed economy and a free market.

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