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Twofer YoYo Ma and one more sonnet for the Donald

“Stupid” “Loser” Says The Deal Master

So who is smarter than you Donald Trump?
Who is a better deal maker in all 50 states?
Solving campaign problems = your personal money pump
No campaign reform needed or $100 dollar plates
You are all alone on your golden throne
Strictly no PACS, a private money user
Good for you, get it all gone and blown
Careful though you might wind up a loser
On foreign policy you are grasping at straws
What’s so wrong making deals with China?
Blubbering babble continues from your jaws
About women candidates looks and their vagina
Go back to real estate where you are the master
Your campaign bluster and bombast is a disaster

And two to go for YoYo: a rap/sonnet for YoYo Ma’s 60th birthday on Oct. 7, 2015.
 
Yo YOYO
go go mo & mo
cello
you’re a
mellow fellow
Ma
beautiful bowing
you have have *(yo yo)
a horse*(ma)
of course
between your legs
you ride it
with a bow
we know

 *In Mandarin/Putonghua ‘yo’ can mean ‘have’ and ‘ma’ can mean ‘horse’. Here is a modern sonnet for YoYo Ma’s 60th birthday, Oct. 7.
  
Yo, Ma YoYo*
more and more por favor
GO GO GO GO
take care of muscles sore
please Mister Yoyo Ma
keep it up serious and mellow
we thank your Ma and Pa
please do not stop bowing that cello
solo on J.S. Bach’s cello suites
and all along the desert Silk Road
African and Appalachian treats
Tan Dun’s Tigers and Dragons all explode
xie xie for taking all those different directions
looking forward to more musical resurrections

*The Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese put the patronymic name first.

Joey 'Pepe Batbon' Connolly

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