“A So-Called Nation”
A Mort Laitner Poem
Demean thy enemy by calling it a so-called nation
As if deflated egos lead to surrender.
Demean thy so-called presidential politicians by calling them comedians
as raw sewage flows from the upper end of their digestive tracts instead of rivulets of laughter.
Demean thy so-called minimum wage by calling it a living wage
as if thanking the Almighty with “bathroom blessings”
Will bring on regularity.
A so-called nation of demeanors
Too self-absorbed in self-deception
failing to see how funny we have become.
What the readers are saying:
Excellent, Mort! It deserves a prize. —Ulrich
Love it Mort. Witty and sad. Sober and raw. Real and clear. You go Mort!—Eva
Thank you so much. How appropriate and how right you are. Our politicians … a joke. Well said.
For you to come up with such prose is a gift. Thank you, a pleasurable read.
All the best,——Gina
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