Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good to Be Underestimated

Rosie O'Donnell
is coming back to The View

and Donald Trump
is not cool with that

calling her
"crude rude
obnoxious and dumb"

but "other than that"
he likes her "very much".

O'Donnell may have a reputation
for being loudly opinionated
against the Iraq war

for co-founding
so-called inclusive "R Family Vacations"

which are cruises
for gays and lesbians
and their families and friends

(and "cruising" really
is hardly appropriate
for those poor children
of LGBT couples)

for starting a program
to give free music
and dance instruction

to underprivileged kids
in New York City public schools

and for giving $22 million in grants
to organizations providing
for the welfare of children.

Trump may have a reputation
for doubting Obama's
place of origin

(or for later reversing his opinion
and saying Obama pretended

to be from Kenya
to get scholarship money)

or for having had businesses
bearing his name
file for bankruptcy
four times

but declaring that his
money-making prowess
makes him electable

to our land's highest office

but other than that

yes "The Donald"
don't worry

we like you
very much too.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.