and they said the circus was dead…

 

boastful rhetoric
as good as
pt barnum’s
spews forth
from
washington
carnival cadences
attracting
and
distracting
american schmucks
to and from
the
sideshow freaks
freaks
of
every sort
from
congressional leaders
to
supreme court judges
all the while
the ringmaster clown
with
orange hair
and
skin
provides ample
subterfuge
to relieve
the nation
of
its wallet
simple
duplicity
the flag
being waved
with one hand
while
the other
does the deed
necessary
for
personal
and
family gain
oh
inside the big top
there are three rings
of
non stop entertainment
encompassing
the whole
of
government
you’re
free to enter
all
with
the right pass
but
please note
that
some areas
of the circus complex
are
restricted
and
have been marked
with
red lights
to
denote
family
living quarters

 

bring in the clowns…

political flimflam man
has got
a song
for you
each
word
was written
with you
in mind
not one line
says a thing
but
sounds
as if
it does
there’s no doublespeak
no speak
at all
carefully colored
with emotions
they’re
cotton candy words
so
hurry
hurry
hurry

to the big top circus
of government
where death
for the very young
is not defied
but
part of the act