Monday, December 16, 2019

How Do I Lie To Thee

 Given the current political state of affairs, I am sharing with you 
 a poem I wrote nearly two years ago but which is now quite timely..

            HOW DO I LIE TO THEE
(By Donald Trump, with Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

How do I lie to thee? I’ll count the ways:
I lie to thee to the depth, breadth and heights
My ego can reach, texting in the night
Maiming truth and seeking praise.
I lie to the level of every day’s
Political needs, by twitter’s light.
I lie to thee freely, damning the media’s slight,
Lying endlessly, desperate for your praise.
I lie to thee with the passion put to use
In my lusty groping in my piggish ways.
I lie to thee with campaign skills I used
Even though the popular vote I did lose.
I lie to thee with cheating and smirks,
And I'll still tweet lies vehement
After my sham impeachment.

© 2018  Kerry Gough

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