New Tenant, Please

When Watergate hit
I was in kindergarten
More interested in going outside
Than sitting and listening
To the hearings on television.

Somehow, interest stuck
And I grew up wanting to know more.
I would read and watch reports
Coming to the conclusion
That a very smart man acted stupidly.

When Iran-Contra hit
I was in college
More interested in staying inside
Than sitting and listening
To the hearings on television.

Somehow, interest never stuck
And I grew up only feeling jaded about Ollie.
I barely paid attention, never reading with depth
Yet, I came to the conclusion
That the actor must have forgotten his lines.

There was Desert Storm,
Monica-gate, 9/11, and Desert Storm 2.
Each weighed heavily on my mind
For all involved tragedy and
The intricacies of governance.

All said something
About politics, international relations, and life or death consequences.
Now there is another scandal,
Daily, weekly, interminably
And like the post-Watergate kid, I can’t get enough.

Through each of the other events,
I never felt helpless…I always felt like America would rally.
This guy has me cringing before checking the news.
He must be the greatest salesmen ever for
The gerrymandered electorate put him in office.

Now I’m waiting for Congress to step up.
Yet, I fear most of ‘dem-rep peeps grew up watching The Price Is Right
And had themselves spayed or neutered
For none of them have the balls
To be the check that restores balance to our country.

Hopefully, this ends safely.
Maybe dolts grow up and into the responsibility of their duties,
Highly unlikely in this case,
Just as it was back in the 70s
When the White House was vacated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s