Monthly Archives: February 2016

haikai no renga – ring around the rosie

what a piece of work
is that Hillary Clinton –
talks the talk with straight face,
fends off pesky questions laughing,
says she’ll release her paid speeches
when Republicans do…
what a piece of work
is that candidate Clinton –
walking the real walk
she’s two right feet like husband Bill.
duh, we already know what
so-called conservatives
say to a corporate audience –
real progressives want to know what
the so-called “progressive” lady
said to and for those corporate bucks:
be sure it had little to do
with shattering the glass ceiling

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

haikai no renga – birds of a feather

you ask: Why did Christie
endorse Trump?
It’s quite simple:
Christie too is foul-mouthed,
arrogant, disrespectful
to vets—vultures flock as one…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

haikai no renga – the empress’s new clothes

one more win for her,
unarraigned war criminal –
oh strange democracy
that honors and loves villains
and casts the peaceful aside

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

amnesia – an appeal to supporters of Hillary Clinton

try to forget her claiming
Kissinger as a mentor;
or put aside her vote
for war in Iraq; her refusal
to admit she was wrong
for eleven years [just in time
to get ready to campaign
];
her phone call from Africa
to President Bill urging him
to bomb Serbia; her not making
a sound as the genocidal sanctions
insisted on by the lovable Bubba
killed half a million Iraqi children;
shut out her clamoring for bombs
over Libya and the laugh as she said
“We came, we saw, he died
about Ghadaffi’s torturous death;
ignore that as a result of her efforts
Libya is now a failed state, crawling
with jihadist militias – including ISIS –
Note: even Secretary Gates warned
her Libya policy would end in chaos,
but she prevailed with the President;
her underlings’ actions in overthrowing
a legal government in Ukraine
using fascist militias and millions
of our dollars, with her blaming it all
on Vladimir Putin; once again
put out of your mind her push
for more and more aid for opponents
of the legal Syrian government –
most of the arms wound up
in ISIS hands; her whole record
is one for violence, not for diplomacy;
last of all, why won’t she release
the transcripts of her highly paid
speeches before the bank barons
and trade association moguls?

if, post January 2017, all these
suddenly
become real to you in the form
of further or wider wars,
weakening of sensible controls
on banks and other corporations,
major changes to social safety nets
and roiled health care under
a new President Clinton, don’t forget
I, and others, told you so…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

haikai no renga – the open-minded seek to know what transpired behind closed doors

when asked what she said
to banker barons   she laughs
totting up her fees,
has the sheer gall to say she’s
“the most transparent candidate”

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

night watch

veiled in wisps of cloud
the moon  aglow  moves southwest
stars winking   wind calm

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

weather report

blow  you icy winds –
we’re here still  belly to belly
safe in loving arms

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016