“Object Lesson” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and The Bard of Murdock is less than impressed with the first Senate budget in four years. The poem was originally published on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Object Lesson

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We asked. We begged. We pestered.
We pleaded and cajoled.
We called upon the Senate
A budget to unfold.
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We mocked their inattention.
We taunted Harry Reid.
We asked their party leader,
The One, to intercede.
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For years they dodged their duty.
For years they let it ride.
For years on autopilot
They let their spending glide.
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But now they have acceded.
They brought it to the floor.
And when the votes were tallied
The Democrats had more.
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For further debt they clamored.
For higher taxes too.
For government expansion,
Upon an I.O.U.
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And thus an object lesson
Provided for us all:
Take care in what you wish for,
And that for which you call.
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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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