Gerald Hanners


The Man In The Corner - Poem by Gerald Hanners

Florida couldn't count the votes
And the nine in robes dashed our hopes
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

The Father, the Son and the Holy Roller
All said, 'You can't count them over! '
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

The hypocrites had their day
When the blind lost their way
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

The front man placed the package on the table
And slowly he was able
To unwrap the prize within.
He lifted a stolen mirror
That reflected a superior
Smirk that became an idiotic grin.

Now, we'll capture the treasure
That we have long been after!
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

The second man
Said, 'Fire the rockets
And line my pockets! '
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

The darkness became light
With the bombs in flight
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

They silenced their critics
With patriotic polemics
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

They tapped the phones and read the mail
And any who were suspect went to jail
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

It happened while you slept,
The statue actually wept
And the man in the corner
Said, 'Praise the Lord! '

And when the aristocrats had it all
They built a towering wall
To keep the peasants out!
And some said they heard a shout...
From the corner...
Where once there was a man
Who said,
'Praise the Lord! '

Topic(s) of this poem: election, politics


Comments about The Man In The Corner by Gerald Hanners

  • Gerald Hanners (1/23/2016 12:10:00 PM)


    A poetic account of the election of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the invasion of Iraq and the consequences that followed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015



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