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, August 4, 2012

Kermit, the Frog-fil-A

On his radio broadcast last week, a Christian pastor, Kevin Swanson, seemed to be waxing nostalgic for the time when homosexuality was a capital offense: “A Christian perspective ultimately brought the death penalty upon homosexuality between roughly 350 AD and roughly 1850 or so, for about 1,500 years that form of life had pretty much been eliminated except here and there, it was in the closet, but it was almost unheard of for over 1,000 years, until recently…”.  Because the Muppets have terminated their association with Chick-fil-A, owing to the CEO’s statements against gay marriage, Swanson accused the Muppets of “taking the sodomy route”.  He proposed dealing with Kermit by making him part of a “frog filet” sandwich, or, as his co-host suggested,  “I think Miss Piggy on a bun, that’s a better bet, the winner.”

The frog is promoting unnatural acts,
    He shouldn’t be talking that way.
We’ll cut off his head with a little axe
   And serve him at the buffet.

But folks say that frog is just not what they wish.
    Green meat is something they shun.
So we’ll serve them what’s surely their favorite dish
    Miss Piggy served hot on a bun.

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