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At the Dinner Party | Best Wishes from Grandpa

Robert Davies: When the President says democracy that you know we don't have and won't install abroad, You laugh and laugh.
At the Dinner Party

At the Dinner Party

[dc]“I[/dc] write poems.”
What do you do THAT for?
(There's no money in it.)
Are you well known?
(I'm not on Facebook
I don't even belong
to the M.F. A. circuit
nor any workshop circle.)
“I'm not the greatest poet in the world...”
Are your poems philosophical?
“A lot of my poems
touch on the political.”
(In a country where such talk) --
To change the subject...
(puts you in the doghouse.)
You have wax in your ears!
says my joshing hostess.
(The better not to hear
the lies that encircle us all,
our democracy overturned)
“Thank you, no upside down cake.”

Best Wishes from Grandpa

As history unfolds before your eyes
you turn to Doonesbury comics,
laugh and laugh.
When an anonymous official
reveals another threat to the homeland,
you laugh and laugh.
When the President says democracy
that you know we don't have
and won't install abroad,
You laugh and laugh.
When you hear of colonization
you know that we are the natives.
You laugh and laugh.
When your country is ready
for looting and slaughter --
everyone already has a weapon.
When many nations invade
you will suggest a vote,
better to laugh than cringe.

robert-davies

Robert A. Davies
rjdavies3@comcast.net

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