Sidi J. Mahtrow
An Ode To His‘oner* - Poem by Sidi J. Mahtrow
Late to the show was His'oner
But later late than never
He called ahead to ensure
The audience would endure
How to hold them was the Q
And so he said, 'this is what we'll do.'
Give them ice-cream from the Creamery
That will hold them in good memory
To await my late arrival just in case
There's another delay in our haste.
So the word went out that, tis free for all
And those about responded to the call
Of course there were those that sleep in the street
Who thought this was something that couldn't be beat
They joined the party loyalist
And mingled in their midst
Who knows, maybe some will remain to vote this Fall
While others make the pilgrimage, as the North doth call.
Some had been there hours before
As they had been encourage by free parking lore
When the babes grew tired of the lack of action
Moms and dads were sent a packing.
And the old folks, those over fifty
Gave up as their tv beaconed them in a jiffy,
But the true supporters were at last treated
With the arrival of this one who has been glory fated.
Finally, only two and half hours late
The mayor was there to please their plate
For you see he stood behind the counter
And served up cones to those in close encounter
Before addressing the party loyalist
In his well rehearsed address.
But for those who were there in attendance
Only one though will be in their rememberance
T'was the smiling one from New York
Who addressed those in Mundt Park.
Reminding them that this nation of ours
Must stand tall in the face of so many wars.
And be a place of which to be proud
Regardless, when opponents voices are so loud.
Voting is not a privilege or a right
But to be defended, day and night
To ensure that our country has the best to lead
While others seek to deceive.
For a Democracy exist only when
All are given equal rights of man,
When special interest are finally buried underneath
The hubris of the election in defeat.
Republicans will save the nation.
Our work has just begun.
*Lakeland Florida, January 14,2008, at the Creamery, Mundt Park.
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