From The Daily Couplet:
“Here’s the one heart that you’re unworthy of,”
Life says—and that’s the one that gets my love.
Dead love won’t live again if I unearth it
So why, God, do I always think it’s worth it?
Trump On His First 100 Days
“My enemies list what I haven’t done!
They’re just attacking me because I won!”
Trump On The War
Of Northern Aggression
“My mind’s no slave to orthodox fake-thought
When I ask why the Civil War was fought.”
Trump On Democracy
“The law’s to blame when I look like a fool.
The Constitution is why I can’t rule.”
Trump On The Media
“Reporters should be locked up in the clink!
Fake news won’t tell me that my shit don’t stink!”
How The Republicans Stole Christmas
“Good will to men is left-wing, so we’ll Grinch it—
Then take each thing the black guy did and lynch it.”
The ones who try to find the time misuse it.
Only the ones who make the time won’t lose it.
Poison—knives—bullets—bombs—a subway shove—
Can’t kill like silence from someone you love.
When the rich cull the sick and poor, they’ll smirk
And say “It’s just Democracy at work.”
The more I clean out self-delusion’s shelf,
The more I will become known to myself.
One constant in all countries and all times:
The crook will knock off those who know his crimes.
They’ll steal and lie for power’s fix like junkies,
And suck up to their Führer like good flunkies.
“My party first!” declares the Fascist Right.
“Unlike my country, it’s rich, male and white!”
Hearts that are doomed to make love to illusions
Come alive with the hot blood of delusions.
A small life works to prosper and to please;
A great life lives to make great memories.
Trump On Elections
“We’ll show the world a true democracy!
The only votes that count are votes for me!”
Honor and sympathy are what determine
Whether you’re good at heart or a good German.
Republicans who fawn and kiss the ass
Of tyranny should NEVER get a pass.
Capitalism: buy the shit we sell you.
Transparency: believe each lie we tell you.
The motto of our democratic age:
The common man is wiser than the sage.
Fame’s lottery is crooked to the core—
The winners are the chumps who won before.
Life is a book. Its final word is “death.”
Life is a song. It opens with a breath.
The heartless will insist they have the feels
To make the gullible bark like trained seals.
The more my demons see the light of day,
The quicker they will shrink and fade away.
The good go down too soon, the evil thrive,
And Henry Kissinger is still alive.
Whether they shun, ignore, dismiss, or drop you,
It's only failure when you let it stop you.
If I don't trust the critics when they haze me
Then why should I believe them when they praise me?
I'd rather live in solitary gloom
Than feel alone with someone in the room.
As precious as love is, nothing's more dear
Than friends who tell me what I need to hear.
Superiority comes from inside:
World leaders walk; royalty gets to ride.
The All-Purpose Donald Trump Tweet
“The dumb mistakes I’ve made? The crimes I’ve done?
Fake news! Get over it! She lost! I won!”
The voters: outrage, demonstrations, pickets.
Republicans: the chirp of spineless crickets.
Copyright 2017 Matthew J Wells