He was always greedy
Wanting more buildings with his name
emblazoned in new neon
Then, when customers
found flaws and defaulted or fled
he got in bed with the State to
deflate his debt. Bankruptcy,
more than financial, substantial
penalties were paid by ordinary Joes,
like schmoes, we sat by and watched
as he snatched victory from the
jaws of the Street
When his first wife was no longer
trophyworthy, he moved on
Like a rich white kid tiring of a toy
Or a car
he traded his women in
for newer models
Sometimes foreign, sometimes domestic
(sometimes actual models)
All with solid chassis and
that new-wife smell
When he tired of Atlantic City
he moved on to TV
the natural place for such as he
When he got fired from TV
he moved on
to the real big deal
And now his greed dictates
that we should grant him
Gold toilets in the White House
Do we really need
to cater to his greed?
© 2016 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Hey, I have not posted anything about Tr*mp (whose name is a swear in our house, like, “Go tr*mp yourself”). Sometimes it’s good to vent.
No image, because ewwwwww. Tagged under “Jerks” for ABC Wednesday.
March 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm
It is not what money can buy but what money goaded him on. It has to be a stated and weird kind of character that is starved of cravings to whet his deficiencies. If one needs to grab on sensational fodder to achieve one’s goals then these might not be rational. They are more hinghed on base tendencies that can crumble the moment the novelty wears off. Brilliant write Amy. You are spot on!
March 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Hank, I was just at your site! Thanks for a briliant comment as always. Yes, having to grasp at “the latest straw” is the equivalent of “SQUIRREL!” Amy
March 18, 2016 at 8:32 am
Gosh, this made me laugh – in fact ROFL! 😀
March 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm
It sort of made me cry, too… such is The Donald!!
March 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm
Your poem says how i feel sometimes if i get some news (wich i as much as possiblle try to avoid) to hear , to see to read…. i think that America, but in fact the whole world, will get much worse if that creep gets the power he wants
Once i saw on facebook a photo of him … and a text balloon besides his face wich said: all people should return to their native grounds…
Next to that photo of him, was een photo of an Indian and in his textballoon i read:
Good plan, so tell me, where will you be going to then?
However this might end… i pray for the best!
March 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm
Right! We always say, in our house, that the Seneca tribe will help US pack, right? All white folks are invaders here in the USA. Thanks, Melody!
March 20, 2016 at 12:31 am
Let’s hope he is not in the White House. Nicely done.
March 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm
I’ve been using Drumpf – blame John Oliver.
April 4, 2016 at 7:15 am
Amy, thank you! as always cutting to the quick and shining the light on the depths of his depravity–love that “new wife smell…” So very clever, my friend. I’m still hoping to wake up and that this is all a bad dream…Love and peace to you and your family ❤