On President Trump

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When I was a boy
Harry Truman was the President
Douglas MacArthur had finished civilizing Japan
and the President put Gen. MacArthur in charge
of all the US troops fighting in the Korean war

MacArthur wanted to push the war
into China but Truman wanted him to make peace
between the communist North & democratic South
The General refused and the President fired him

   It was the end of both of their careers
   and the beginning of cold`war politics

Now I am an old man
Donald Trump wants to be President
When the President fires everyone
who refuses to carry out his orders
it will be the end of our careers as well

“I am glad God saw Death
And gave Death a job taking care of all who are tired of living.

When all the wheels in a clock are worn and slow and the connections loose
And the clock goes on ticking and telling the wrong time from hour to hour
And people around the house joke about what a bum clock it is,
How glad the clock is when the big Junk Man drives his wagon
Up to the house and puts his arms around the clock and says:
     ‘You don’t belong here,
      You gotta come
      Along with me,’
How glad the clock is then, when it feels the arms of the Junk Man
close around it and carry it away.” ~ Carl Sandburg


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to On President Trump

  1. take heart – no one can fire poets

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