“Setting the Bar” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock has fun with Obama’s constant refrain to not read too much in the jobs reports. It was originally published on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Please read the article linked provided by the Bard before reading the poem.


Setting the Bar

Each month I take my paycheck home
And hand it to my wife,
Who hopes and prays it might support
Our fancy way of life.
The rent is paid, and then the lights,
And then the doctor bill,
And if the month is very good,
The balance goes for swill.
And each and every single month,
My wife proclaims to me,
“If you were more than half a man,
You’d make your wage times three.”
“My dear, you’re reading far too much
Into a single cheque,”
I tell my wife of twenty years,
And give her cheek a peck.
“In context of the other trends
And data that we’ve seen,
My pay compares to this year’s growth
In jobs and GDP.”
And every month she loves me still,
Which only goes to show,
My wife of all these twenty years
Has set the bar quite low.


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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.

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