All posts for the month March, 2017

Defeat Number One Limericks (3/24/2017)

Published March 24, 2017 by kdorholt

There once was a vain man named Trump
“The Closer”–called out on the stump.
But could he repeal ‘bamacare?
Nope, the votes just weren’t there
and his nickname’ s been changed to “The Frump”!
There was a House Speaker, Paul Ryan
Repeal and replace he was tryin’
But his preen was all show
Cause his teammates cried, “No!”
By himself, in the dark, he hid cryin’!
He liked his mystique, did D. Trump.
At a chance to be greater, he’d jump.
But the Obamacare law
He just couldn’t withdraw,
And he now is a national chump!
You’re such a loser, Paul Ryan
Your plan for healthcare no one’s buyin’
It was cold and as cruel
as a frozen toadstool
Politically, you might be fryin’!
Have you heard of the man, Donald Trump?
On a platter you’ll find his fried rump.
Congress he tried to sway
To play healthcare his way
On his advice they took a big dump!
Ryan and Trump surly stink as a team
Healthcare is their impossible dream
They vowed repeal and replace–
Their political ace–
It was ripped asunder at the seam.


Conservative Men (on seeing a photo on the all-male women’s health care committee 3/23/2017)

Published March 24, 2017 by kdorholt

Conservative Men

We are men
Proud and strong
Head over heart
Wise and ordained

As is written
By us, for us
To our own
Greater-good glory

We hear all
In our voice
Deep and sonorous
True as trumpets

We see all
With our eyes
Piercing this life
Sharp as sabers

We feel all
That you need–
You need not
Doubt our decree

We need all
Only to do
What we proclaim
To be right

We are men
With a seat
At the elite
Raised royal dais

You are but
A shuddering shadow
Almost wholly hidden
By god-given glow

Hawaii’s Gift (Or, It’s Not Boycotting if Nobody Wants You)

Published March 17, 2017 by kdorholt

Hawaii has been in the news quite a bit lately which has prompted me to write this poem. I’ve tried to make it reminiscent of the sea and waves–their form, motion, and reliance on continuity.

the waves . . . roll in
and caress
the shore . . .` warmed by
the heat of
the sun’s shining . . . brightens
and bequeaths
the skiest blue . . . radiated
so pure
in babies’ eyes . . . give back
the joy of
this one day . . . dances into
it’s own end
this one night . . . echoes
the language of
lovers’ laughter . . . returns
to the sea
life’s source . . . tumbled in
a truly tropical
five senses . . . of beauty
present here . . . our gift
of always
the waves roll in

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