“Springtime for Obama” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock reflects on the recent horrible events that began in Egypt and Libya and have spread from there. The poem was originally published on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Please ne sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Springtime for Obama

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In Cairo and in Tripoli,
In Yemen and Amman,
Our Foreign Service diplomats
Are mobbed and set upon.
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At embassies and consulates
In London and Kuwait,
The mobs that burn the Stars and Stripes
Spew venom, rage and hate.
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From Europe to the Middle East
The street has gone berserk,
Infecting Asians, Africans,
The Arab and the Turk.
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To which the Foggy Bottom crowd
Expresses its remorse;
They find the safest thing to blame:
America, of course.
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And with the rising body count,
And chaos from the crowd,
The White House gives a firm response:
“We couldn’t be more proud.”
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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.

3 thoughts on ““Springtime for Obama” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

  1. Well done! It appears he is very “choosey” as to what he puts the pen to, so I would say this is important to put on paper seeing what he has done in the past. Catchy!

  2. The Bard has outdone himself on this one. He picked the right subject at the right time, making his message clear. Thanks for posting this, Jim.

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