“Surely, You Jest!” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock pokes fun at the absurd reaction to the antics of a rodeo clown in Missouri recently. The poem was originally published on Sunday August 18, 2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Surely, You Jest!

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I’m off to get retraining
In matters entertaining,
So I can work the circuit at the fair.
My previous engagement,
A suitable arrangement,
Turned out a catastrophic bit of fare.
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I hesitate to mention,
I broke the new convention
And did a bit the fair would not condone.
I wasn’t quite discerning
In what I did concerning
The man who sits atop the gilded throne.
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The present situation,
For those of my vocation,
Constrains us from a mocking word or deed,
About the politicians,
In loftiest positions,
Whose playbook is the latest leftist creed.
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So further education,
And mental reformation,
Is on the docket for my chosen trade.
And when we have been bettered,
Our presentations fettered,
We once again can join the clown parade.
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