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, July 3, 2012

A Plague on Your House

A local Tea Party leader, Town Councilor Mike Malzone, expressed his disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act by wishing that the 5 justices in the majority would get colon cancer. 

A day after posting the message, Malzone said he stands by what he said. He clarified that he doesn’t want anyone to die, and the cancer reference was more to make a point that he wants them to feel the pain being inflicted on Americans being overburdened by taxes.

“I didn’t wish for anyone to die, but I said I do wish for them to feel our pain,” he said. “No one cares about me, they all make their promises and then go do what they goddamn feel.”

He later apologized for his remarks, saying "I can't believe how angry I was." Indeed.

The Supremes and their latest ruling
One guy found to be grueling
He said, "Here's the answer -
I hope they get cancer!"
But later he said, "I's just fooling".

1 comment:

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun verse about an outrageous story!