It’s Sunday and todays poem by The Bard of Murdock relates to recent criticism of Paul Ryan’s budget plan by a Catholic progressive group. The poem was originally published on Monday, April 16, 2012. Be sure to read the article link provided before reading the poem.
To counter Ryan’s budget plan
I combed through Mark and Luke,
I exegeted line and verse
To ready my rebuke.
But universal coverage
Could not my work divine,
Between the calls for charity
And water turned to wine.
I searched for nanny government
And health care as a right,
But Matthew never wrote of them
In ways that I could cite.
St. John was focused on the Word
And never took the time,
To speak of solidarity
On someone else’s dime.
I rather doubt, were they alive,
And part of this debate,
That Matthew, Mark and Luke and John
Would feed the Beast of State.
Other Paul Ryan posts:
- The Bard of Murdock
- 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.