Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stephen Colley

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

“Americans OK renewing Obama's Oval Office lease"
-- NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

 
We’ve got Antitrust, BLM, CFPB,
and the DEA, EPA, FDIC,
FCC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, plus the Fed
and the GSA, running us into the red.
 
Medicare, NLRB, NSA
redistribute and regulate, day after day,
helped by OSHA, the OMB, PBGC,
RRB, SBA, SSA, SEC.
 
And a White House that every four years is re-leased
ensures all of bureaucracy’s wheels stay well greased
for directors, detectors, correctors, collectors.
So who will protect us from all our protectors?

3 comments:

  1. from Mary Torregrossa:

    "Great first stanza! clever to use all the abbreviations - gives the poem velocity."

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  2. I love the double meaning in "And the White House that every four years is re-leased." And the last line, very powerful.

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  3. Yes, so many are helped, except those who actually need it. Good power to these words. The last stanza is powerful - for sure, "...so who will protect us from all our protectors." (who constantly promote The Big Lie!)

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