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Fall to Pieces (parody)

fall to pieces
(with apologies to Lennon & McCartney)

there go newt gingrich
he think big ideas now
he got triple wedding
he want moonbase alpha
he say
he can clobber Barack in debate
got a head so big that he can’t get in the gate

there go santorum
he on moral high horse
he want papal indulgence
he got google problem
he say “love the sinner, hate the sin”
must’ve lost his soul because he need souls to win

fall to pieces
right now
G O P

there go ron paul now
he got ayn rand tin hat
he want golden money
he got dork fanatics
he say sex and drugs and greed and fear
bring home the soldiers so we can use them here

fall to pieces
right now
G O P

there go mitt romney
he got trump endorsement
he make big fat wagers
he got hair apparent
he say “no worries for the very poor”
likes them so much he think he’ll make a lot more

fall to pieces
right now
G O P

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poem for newt (1994) – this turned out to be prophetic

poem for newt (1994)

you
you rode into the palace on the backs of alligators
and bade them feast on all within
now
you are in the palace
and
they are still there, waiting for you in the moat

you
you loosed a swarm of bees to torment your enemies
now
they have forgotten entirely how to make honey
now
they are still there, waiting on your windowsill

you
you do not know what you have done
you
you invoked the hurricane
	and imagined that you were still sheltered
you
you called up the earthquake
	and forgot how close
        to the fault line you stood
you
you unleashed the hydra
       and fed it on fat pigs (who to be sure
       were ripe for slaughter)
but now
       the hydra is still hungry
and you
you will run out of enemies before it is satisfied

and it will be satisfied

and it will feast
and it will feast on the snakes
and skunks
and weasels
that rode into the palace clinging to your ankles

and it will feast
and it will take particular pleasure in feasting
on
newts