“Kick him out of office! He’s a greedy boy!”
—Excerpt from an anonymous samba written in Brazilian and translated by Elizabeth Bishop in 1965.
Senators Samba and House Members Mambo
In Washington D.C. where politicians and lawyers fight
and are sometimes paid for not doing any work at all
many legal and constitutional things are not going right
up and down inside and outside every congressional hall.
Vote him out of office since the Senate trial may not work
Moscow Mitch and cronies stall many a Congressional move
Mueller did his best to investigate the lying greedy jerk
now the Southern NYC Atty’s office is getting in the groove.
Atty. Gen. Barr is the horses arse Pompeo’s right behind
45 got his nice dream Cohn; his base still stays the same
Meanwhile the U.S. and the world are losing their mind
As sadly willy-nilly policy making is the name of the game.
The House nailed Trump to an impeachable cross
The US Senate tries to make the trial a farce and a loss.
Peace Por Favor, Our Lady of Prompt Succor
A prayer for Peace por favor to Our Lady of Prompt Succor
help thousands of innocent children held at the border
separated from their parents behind chain link cages
innocents denied soap and toothbrushes by presidential order.
US citizens and citizens of the world view this as outrageous
The unthinking tariff wars cause no economic joy
stressed out soybean farmers want their markets back
yet praise comes for 45 since low wage jobs employ
as President Trump daily causes democracy to crack.
Please vote. Stop those who made America hate again
he speaking with racist rant and nascent nationalism
making stock market signatures with executive pen
a creature slouching away from Palestine with neo Fascism
no president has denigrated democracy as Trump has.
Joey ‘Pepe Batbon’ Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
Joey “Pepe Batbon” Connolly is a retired teacher and has been named a poet laureate of Tinian. He has taught English in CNMI public schools for the past 30 years. He has also taught in Alaska, New Orleans, and Las Vegas.