Monday, April 19, 2010

And then a plank in reason broke

It’s one thing to see
on TV
the bone-through-the-nose signs
and the show-us-your-birth-certificate signs
and thousands of armed citizens
protesting a president who has made no move
toward their guns
heck, I even got called a terrorist lover
in person
over a bumper sticker
at a Post Falls gas station once
and even that one thing
didn’t bother me so much


when I saw
in my city
on a beautiful day when spring
was making her debut appearance
when Spokane
was flowering at every turn
there they were:
the Obama-with-a-Hitler-moustache-sign people
calling for impeachment
and apparently very concerned
about the fate of NASA
(we all know how anti-NASA Hitler was)

I felt the bottom drop out
of something, somewhere
and it felt
I'm under no illusion that my political rants make particularly good poetry, which is why I don't do it often, and I didn't follow readwritepoem's prompt very closely today. However, this has been bothering me since Saturday, and it felt good to write about it.


  1. They are grasping at straws unable to see how his compassionate intelligence guides us well to prosperity

  2. I feel you. I have had that bottom-drop-out-from under-you feeling when I realized no matter what, no matter how much,. . .

  3. I have felt this too. I have had my issues with Obama, but I still love him. Great poem.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Surazeus Astarius.
    Annie--I feel the same way. I just don't understand--and am so tired of-- people who honestly believe he is comparable to Hitler. And I have no tolerance for those who use the image to manipulate those people!