The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A New Film by Herman Cain - in Bizarre-O-Vision

A new ad by Herman Cain features a farmer feeding a bunch of chickens that turn against the hand that feeds them, quite literally in this case, killing the farmer – death by a thousand pecks.  Check it out here.

Cain’s new indie film is on a par
With previous ones  - but even more bizarre.
Herman’s channeling of Hitchcock’s “Birds”
Tries to frighten but’s too strange for words.
It seems the government’s a lot like chickens,
Deadly birds that scare from you the dickens.

Feed them if you dare
But you should be aware
They might turn on you and peck
Your eyes, your face, your neck
And tear the flesh off of your bones,
Your lifeless body left on stones.

Any questions?
                               Little girl, why yes -
What are you trying to express?
And what’s with Herman on that cliff?
That ending seems a little stiff.
Herman hasn’t lost the stigma
Of being a complete enigma.

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