Saturday, January 24, 2015

We Dare Defend our Rights

(Sung by Governor Robert J. Bentley)
(Apologies to Stephen Foster)

Now that Cari Searcy
and Kimberly McKeand

(from wacky Californ-i-a)

can get down on one knee

where else but Louisiana
can one love traditionally?

Good ol' boys hitched right and left
We've all but been bled dry

But that Sanctity of Marriage Act
we'll preserve it if we try.

Oh Susanna
might you have dumped Steve 

for some other
folk singer's lady

in a more enlightened
mid-19th century?

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.