In the footprints of Mandela
On the ladders of the King
He comes and from some sides hosannas ring
Untinged by darker powers
Unhinged by fate and fame
He brings to us the light of hope again
Construct your own Obama
Create your daytime drama
Make our world a bit safer and calmer
He overcame the odds
Not fathered sometimes mothered
He had the courage to campaign while colored
And now may he complete
All he will represent
Our brave and beautiful Black President.
Eat your mortage bills
Eat your plastic card
Eat the things for which you work so hard
Eat your pistol's prey
Eat your hunting gun
Eat the things that really bring you fun
Eat your own McCain
He was tortured for your pain
He'll make the world safe for Empire again
He'll keep the empty stares
On all your dollars white
And have you dying for new wars to fight.
The world evolves much faster
The strength drains from your hands
No longer master of your sacred plans
It's simpler to embrace
The lies, forces of hate
Much easier to tear down than create
And when you vote your fears
Dreams fall behind Reality
About a hundred years
So see you maybe then
Back in the dreams you sent
My brave and beautiful Black President.
A fine piece of political nonsense! A rant calculated to amuse the fellow travellers of the Messiah, Frank! I don't know whether one could classify this drivel as a 'non-satirical political poem, ' but it sure isn't 'absolutely ace' in my view. If your fans had done their homework on this very dangerous demagogue, they might not be so ecstatic at the prospect of an Obama administration!
Absolutely ace! ! ! Well done, Frank! !
This is a very good poem. I wanted to let you know, because I think a lot of people might be uncomfortable commenting on a poem with political content. You did an excellent job of writing a non-satirical political poem.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
I'm not impressed with Obama or McCain. What impresses me about this poem is that it has a kernel of truth that I accept as useful life learning: It's simpler to embrace The lies, forces of hate Much easier to tear down than create Well done Frank.