Thursday, January 21, 2021

Socialist Sonnet No. 17

 Presidential Address

(Between the Lines)


My fellow citizens, this is my pledge,

Words I’ll never say and you’ll never hear.

I darn well know things aren’t as they appear,

That many of you live close to the edge.

I’ll speak of making our nation healthy,

Of healing divisions, being reconciled,

A people united where none are reviled;

But really I’m just here for the wealthy.

I’ll strive to divide by colour and creed,

Talk job creation, fairness, yet facts are facts,

Profit’s best served by zero hours contracts

And work discipline is imposed by need.


As President, I will without pause or hitch,

Serve the people, stuffed and trussed, to the rich.


D. A.



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