For Our Good


For Our Good

Since he’s not known for abnegating,
there’s no chance he’s abdicating
even for our nation’s good,
although how much we wish he would!

We’d hold a giant jubilee—
you in your house, me with me
in light of social distancing,
the protests and the rioting.

He could finally be the hero,
send stress levels down to zero
if (oh if) he’d only switch
his playground to the very rich

and leave real world decisions to
those others who know how to do!
The whole world could cease its grieving
as he fixated on his thieving

and left the running of the earth
to folks of greater moral worth,
more intellect and common sense.
(But, hopefully, not Michael Pence.)

Prompts today are “for our good,” thief, jubilee, abnegate and stress. Image by Christian Lue on Unsplash, used with permission.




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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “For Our Good

  1. Christine Goodnough

    From what I’ve read about Donald Trump, his decision to enter politics was weighed well in advance. I’m sure he aanticipated the opposition — the media gave him a good taste during the election. He’s determined and and he isn’t a quitter or he surely would have already. So, no hope with that.
    Guess I don’t know enough about US politics — will have to read up on Michael Pence. But you said no one could be worse than Trump. I hope you’re right. 😉

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