The other year I decided to try my hand at poetry…. I didn’t like it so it never saw the light of day. Anyway this is what I have, but after three revisions and forgetting I wrote it, I’ve decided to table this project. Maybe I’ll approach it at a different angle in a different way one day.
Twas a year before the election, when all through the nation,
Every candidate was stirring of pure agitation;
The numbers are in and are constantly showing
Who once was a joke is now leading the polling.
The pundits, reporters and supporters alike, all make the case
Of who’ll be the last standing in this race.
The Democrats have so very few in this round
No desire to be trampled in this political burial ground.
Maybe no one wanted to follow Obama’s two-term popularity,
Grateful, now realizing this race is now just pure hilarity.
Perhaps it’s that Clinton appears to have such swagger,
Even those secret emails proved to be a weak dagger.
Sanders is really her only formidable foe,
Especially since Joe decided to say “no”.
Chafee, O’Malley, Webb – non factors they are
Have make choosing a Democratic the most boring by far.
If it’s a show you desire, something more entertaining
Look no further than all of the Republicans campaigning.
Where to begin with this political farce
Why let’s start with the one true biggest arse! //The quality candidates are just so sparse.
Donald Trump is apparently
the one //the only candidate to beat
Oh God, if he wins I’ll start to overeat. //Proof that needing any qualifications is now obsolete.
No matter what he says his numbers keep increasing
My faith in American politics is slightly decreasing.
Ben Carson, Ben Carson oh where to begin,
His legacy should have ended with that conjoined twin
Instead he’s running as the anti-Obama
He’s only adding to the Republican Party’s trauma/drama
Then you have Ted Cruz a tea party supporter
You’d think his political career would’ve been much shorter.
Carly Fiorina has been in the lead a time or two,
But can she really help increase the nation’s revenue?
Of course we have Jeb, a model candidate
Another Bush in the Oval, might be a miscalculate.
Chris Christie, my man, once thought him the one to beat
Should’ve ran in 2012 and wouldn’t be experiencing such a crushing defeat.
On Gilmore on Rubio on Paul on Huckabee
On Santorum on Graham on Kasich on Pataki
The number of Republicans running reached its peak at seventeen
These campaigns are nothing more than a fundraising machine
Way too many candidates and each running out of time,
it’s just about time to end this rhyme
// The time has come to end this rhyme
As party representatives are slowly picked
This race is so volatile, it’s truly hard to predict
Maybe there’ll be another
ClintonWhite House sex scandal
Maybe we’ll be disgusted by the way Trump will eventually mishandle
There are too many uncertainties for the nation’s future
Hopefully there’ll emerge a candidate that’s a master suture.
I wonder if we’re deciding on a president or a reality personality
These candidates not concerned about change but their celebrity mortality.
With this dysfunctional lot of candidates who will be inspired to vote?
I’ve less than a year to hear something of note!