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.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I Love Our Hateful Government

This post from Balloon Juice sums up the contradictory notions about government intrusion vs its largess in our daily lives.

Obamacare's an abomination
for it brings ruin on our nation
except for the VA
I think that it's OK.

The federal government should stay
out of our lives and go away,
but Social Security
is really fine by me.

I hate those socialistic schemes
engendered by left-wing regimes
except for Medicare -
I want to get my share.

Those Democrat economists
are just a bunch of communists
I thank them every day
for what they've brought my way.

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