Ted Sheridan


Weenie Nation - Poem by Ted Sheridan

A man takes the witness stand and weeps
because he was not guilty when charged
with a crime he was said to have committed....
His former prosecutor and accuser takes the stand
and he too cries because he knew
he is screwed to the wall on this one....
The jury is crying... as is the gallery
The judge looks to be tearing up too
Kleenex has now become a generic name....
Four children are found buried
in the backyard of a family man
with five women living in his home....
The reporter weeps for the dead
The cameraman weeps for the dead
The pervert who killed them weeps....
Because he doesn't like to take it up the ass
Kleenex has now become a generic name....
A little girl survives and her grandfather drowns
After a boating accident she walks two days in the woods
Before she is found...only moments after her grandfather...
The mother weeps
The father weeps
The national television audience weeps
And Kleenex is now a generic brand....
It was then I noticed this little girl wasn't crying....
She was speaking about her loss and her ordeal
Without ever sheding a tear...a very brave little girl she is
Maybe there is some hope for this country after all
In that the Terrorist aren't the only ones able to keep a dry eye to it all....

2007 © T Sheridan

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  • (6/16/2007 9:58:00 AM)

    Forcefully humbling and brilliantly written. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011


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