A is for Awful—
For all the mud-slinging and complaining
That make my ears both burn and ring.
B is for Bragging—
From both parties boasting
They all should be in hell roasting.
C is for the Candidates—
Who lie over and over and over again
And look upon all of us with undisguised disdain.
D is for the Democracy—
We used to know and love
Seems to have left our thinking like a bolt from above.
E is for Equal—
Which we used to count on in years past
Has left our vocabulary with all this bombast.
F is for Flim-Flam—
Like those liars who blab on about equality
And how they’ll make everything right, except their own frivolity.
G is for the Government—
Which seems to have closed its ears and eyes
To these wolves in sheeps’ guise.
H is for Hatred—
For you and for me
And all of us who don’t grow money on trees.
I is for Intellect—
Which appears to have left the political scene
Instead social media has become as mean as your average teen.
J is for all the Jerks—
Who feel that the laws apply to all but them
And keep adding to the country-wide mayhem.
K is for Kick-back—
Who knows how much of our bucks
Has all gone for political nips and tucks?
L is for the Liars and thieves—
Who encourage us to keep our heads in the sand
While they swiftly pick our pockets with both hands.
M is for Money—
That greases the machine
That keeps us mired up in the same old regime.
N is for News hawks—
Who fill our ears and our minds
With about as much content as a bag of pork rinds.
O is for Oligarchy—
Meaning all good things for the few
And crumbs for the rest of us all to chew.
P is for Politics—
Where one hand pats your back
And the other hand is a kleptomaniac.
Q is for Question—
Of which we ought to do more
To hear and to find out what we’re all in for.
R is for Rip-off—
From our wallets and banks
With never so much as a murmured ‘thanks.’
S is for Sneaks—
Those who practice all but the rules
And treat us all like broken tools.
T is for Truth—
Which now seems to be in short supply
Just watch the news and you’ll know why.
U is for United—
As a country we once stood
Now it’s hard to find peace in our own neighborhood.
V is for Volunteer work—
Which used to be given much more than today
Now fewer people are giving their time away.
W is for Who, What, When and Why—
We haven’t heard these fairly in I don’t know when
But it won’t be long before they herd us in pens.
X is for X-ray—
And don’t we wish we could see one
For the brains of every politico, sycophant, liar and bum.
Y is for Yappers—
Who about the candidates have too much to say
And who really needs to hear them anyway?
Z is for Zenophobe
A stranger in a strange land once said,
“I thought I found refuge, but instead found dread.”