“#Zimmerman” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock has a number of pertinent questions about the Zimmerman/Martin case. The poem was originally published on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.



When will we hear the President
Say if he had a son,
Who chose to act in self-defense,
He’d look like Zimmerman?
When will the modern media
Stop baiting based on race,
And trying to convict a man
Before he pleads his case?
When will the Sharptons of the world
With sound and fury say,
That race and ethnic heritage
May not have been at play?

When will the prosecuting class
Misconduct set aside,
And see to it that charges laid
To evidence be tied?
Perhaps we cannot have that now,
But, be that as it may,
Thank God we get to celebrate
With Zimmerman today.


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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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