Little Political Poems of the Disenfranchised

These are poems of a political stripe, commenting on “little guys,” who seem to suffer in any Congressional struggle.    The first two are haiku, the last got too wordy.  Image 


Like clowns drunk on love

They dance with entitlements

We all step in puke.


The Prez smiles, we scream

The national bus drives off

Over us, big wheels.


Seniors quake in fear

Benefits very “ify” this time of year

Federal Budget fights in Congress

Always threaten livelihoods

Of our country’s least defensive

With being thrown to wolves.


About maryjocee

Mary Jo Caffrey retired from the Air Force and lives in Gretna with her husband Larry, also a retired “lifer.” They live with a two little dogs and four parrots. Mary Jo is a native Nebraskan with a degree from Kearney State College and has experience teaching combat crew procedures to STRATCOM aircrews and English to middle school students. Guess which was the easier job. Mary has been writing forever, but got serious about it after editing a family memoirs book a couple years ago. Her specialties are poems, short stories, and a quirky novel under umpteenth revision . Mary Jo is a member of the Nebraska Writer’s Workshop and the Nebraska Writers’ Guild.
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2 Responses to Little Political Poems of the Disenfranchised

  1. James Baldwin says:

    Behind the smile lies the wolf in sheep’s clothes.
    As we all struggle and pay through the nose.

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