Monday, October 7, 2013

The Decline and Fall of Democracy

"U. S. government shut-down!"
All the news media tout.
So what is this latest
Congressional quagmire about?
The President's not explaining;
Dems won't talk to the G. O. P.
Workers laid off receive back pay
From the taxes of you and me!
National parks and monuments closed.
Doors shut at the C D C.
N I H suspends its research
That could benefit you and me!
The nation's blood is boiling.
It's mood from "mad red" to "sad blue,"
While the rich get richer, the poor go hungry,
And the rest of us get the "flew."
So, "government of the people, for the people,"
And by them has now been axe'd,
Replaced by government in spite of the people,
Beneath them and behind their backs!