Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ratings Trump Tragedy

Thanks Donald Trump
for reminding us

that on September 11th 2001

our country experienced
a terrorist attack
that killed three thousand people

and was watched on TV
by some millions of people

but which is a not-nearly-as-impressive
number of millions
as you have been able to achieve bigly.

And thank you
for boosting the morale
of a nation in the midst of conflict

much of which
you are responsible for creating

by putting your mark down
solidly in favor
of overcoming national tragedies

the only way
you know how.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Extended Tax Break

Tweeted the President of the United States
at 9:07 AM
on Sunday April 16th

"I did what was an almost an impossible thing
to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!

Now Tax Returns are brought up again?"

sounding like a whiny dictator
who became 6th-grade class president

and resents having to keep the promises
he made during his campaign

because he definitely
has something to hide.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here Comes Liar Conning Tales

Dear Sean Spicer

if you felt anything like shame
for incorrectly saying that Hitler
unlike Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

"didn't even sink to using chemical weapons"

and that
“I think when you come to sarin gas
he was not using the gas

on his own people the same way
that Assad is doing"

you would
for just one day
specifically this Sunday

retreat to your prior
and far more noble role
as the White House Easter Bunny.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Going Nuclear

If one has trouble figuring out

just which features of government
are essential to a healthy and functional democracy

one should see which components
the GOP thinks work too well

such as
for instance
the Senate filibuster

which minority leader Chuck Schumer
with fellow Democrats
has pledged to do

in hopes of delaying or blocking
the nomination of Neil Gorsuch
to the Supreme Court.

Mitch McConnell
with his characteristic dry wit

calls the effort
a "new low"

and wants to use the so-called nuclear option
to abolish the ability

of the minority party
to filibuster Supreme Court nominations.

And a message to Democrats would be

"If it ain't broke yet
keep using it."

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.