A SHORT POEM
ABOUT BUSHES

by
James J. Roberts

Thank God
These Two
At Last
Are Gone
For Good

 

 

PRESIDENTS
by
James J. Roberts

Most presidents
- like pickles -
 eventually
leave a sour taste
upon the tongue
that desperately
begs replacing
with something
- ANYTHING -
else!
 

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The Crook
and
The President

by
James J. Roberts


"It's easy to criticize
AND WHINE,"
whined the President,
"BUT SOMEONE
has to
COLLECT TAXES
from the "have-nots",
SO TAXES CAN BE CUT
for the "haves".

The Crook replied,
"I CONSIDERED
running for president
BUT DECIDED
instead
ON A LIFE OF CRIME
and the honest work
OF ROBBING THE FAT
to feed
THE THIN."

"Why, that's awful,"
THE PRESIDENT
scowled,
"IT'S A CRIME
to steal from the haves
WHAT THEY STOLE
fair and square
FROM THE HAVE-NOTS!"

"Yes," said the Crook,
"BUT IT SEEMS TO ME
my petty thievery
FROM THE FAT
and fancy-free
FEEDS THE WEAK
and hungry...
AND BEATS YOUR PRESIDENCY
every-which-way-round.
So, you see, as long as
YOU ARE PRESIDENT,
I
a thief will be!"


(Mr. Roberts, a member of the League of American Poets, is published in numerous print and electronic publications and is a frequent radio and television guest.  His poetry also appears in the soon to be released,  "Treasury of American Poetry - III", ISBN: 0-9743429-8-X.)

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