Tuesday, July 19, 2016


                    This choosing Presidential candidates
                    Then listening to their face-to-face debates
                    At the conclusion of each four-year term
                    Then voting donkey or the pachyderm
                    Is the old ritual we’ve begun again,
                    Though for the first time now, it’s not just men:
                    There’s a First Lady who would like the role
                     Of President herself, her ardent goal,
                     Though seeking it, her reputation’s smeared,
                     And “Crooked Hillary” has not endeared
                     Herself sufficiently to voters who
                     Are more than dubious of “The Donald,” too,
                     And there is no third-party candidate
                     With any likelihood to prove first rate.