Thursday, June 6, 2019

Butt Buddies

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Butt Buddies

“I will fight for you with every breath in my body,
and I will never, ever let you down.”
--Donald J. Trump.

In the last 900 days, Trump has told 10,300 lies.

T45= Trump
BM= Mussolini

T45: I won because I love the poorly educated.
As true as global warming.

BM: Democracy is great in theory, but in practice
it’s fallacy--a Fascist’s alternate truth.

T45: Everybody loves me because I’ve always been
successful--a kick in truth’s junk.

BM: A dictator can be loved; people love a strong man.
Delusion sold as truth.

T45: We will no longer surrender America the illusion
of globalism--truth as a carbuncle.

BM: Democracy is when the people are given the 
illusion of sovereignty.--truth being sodomized.

T45: To be patriotic, there is no room for prejudice.
The truth masquerading as a lie.

BM: If people disagree with you, destroy them.
Truth twisted into a pretzel. 

T45: The press are the most dishonest, sleazy,
terrible people I’ve met--antithesis of truth.

BM: Italy’s press remains free, as long as it supports
the regime--Truth as Fascist puppets.

They are both deranged buffoons, and we already
know what his people did to Mussolini.


Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub MTB


Beachanny said...

I like this a lot. For me, this is an effective poem and as ghazal, especially a "modern" one I believe it works too. It doesn't exactly conform but it has a sense of ghazal. It is certainly the kind of call and response one might do if one were drinking with someone of the same mindset. A comparison of dictators in times when the government of the people is lost and a mockery is made of truth! Strong stuff and to my mind necessary. Pity, it isn't accepted by the folks who refuse to listen and/or learn.

Grace said...

They are best buddies alright and I hope they twist into a pretzel. I also like the conversational theme, as if both are really have a chat.

robkistner said...

Oh yes dude - I knew you’d find a way to scald Trump’s ass with a Ghazal... love it. RAGE ON BROS!

Jade Li said...

The resemblance both in looks and ways is creepy. The title sets the tone. I love your nicknames for them. The sheer # of lies and the fact that his cretin followers yet follows is frightening. As usual, I appreciate your formatting.

Christine Bolton said...

This was really good. I loved the title too! 🙂

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I loved this. And I note that (while I'm not sure if it happens in the ghazal as such) there is a great tradition in Arabic poetry of scathing political rants!

Jane Dougherty said...

The photoshop is flattering to Trump who never looks determined, just self-satisfied.

Anna Montgomery said...

Glenn, the historical parallels are terrifying. He reminds me of many dictators. His nationalism, anti-intellectualism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, propaganda, disinformation campaigns, and psychosis make him the perfect tool of corporations posting record-breaking profits. We have replaced the divine right of kings with a golden dystopia of greed for the 1% who are now so rich they, like corporations, hoard piles of cash because they have run out of things to spend it on. When even the Economist says we’re living in an oligarchy we should be very afraid. Keep speaking truth to power!

brudberg said...

I fear that more is still to come... maybe we will soon hear about "postponing 2020"...