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Limerick For The Days Ahead

Updated on April 27, 2020
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Demas is the father of five and "Grampa" for 17 along with freelancing, editing, and publishing such books as his "Haiku American Style".

Community Action has had to take the place of Washington inaction, so that fortunately, for now at least, this child will get fed.
Community Action has had to take the place of Washington inaction, so that fortunately, for now at least, this child will get fed. | Source

For years and years....

For years and years it seems,

politicians buy us with dreams.

Their style is quite emphatic,

their actions just erratic.

Consistent only in schemes.

I for one would like

a man tested like Ike.

He came back from war,

to this country we adore.

And he threw a fine third strike.

In his parting shot he added,

about accounts so padded.

He reduced our nation's debt,

something not done, not yet.

His words some thought just chatted.

Now it comes around again,

our chance to decide just when,

we'll see his likes again:

a chief to lead all men.

If not now, then just when?

Some spout the implied promises,

"Need help with doing dishes?"

But when push comes to shove,

they are empty words of love.

A no hitter, a love of empty kisses.

I want those fireside chats,

not Congress' hollow spats.

I want to finally know

where we all can strive to go.

Public housing filled with rats?

Together we all can win,

above political spin.

If only we will choose,

the one who cannot lose,

a Chief above the din.

Can it really be too late,

When we need a head of state?

Or are we now so lost,

In benefits "No cost!"

that now it's just our sad fate?

© 2020 Demas W Jasper


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    • schoolgirlforreal profile image


      13 months ago

      Really fantastically written. so true. only God is our guarantee. God be with u dear friend.

      please check out my kitty cat hub now!!!!!

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      13 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      I'm not a big fan of political issues. Some give false hopes, another may not. But a leader needs to have integrity and character with good supporters who are educated in each field not power hungry selfish people. This is what I can say.

      I thought your rhymes were cool :) Take care and God bless you!

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      Nell Rose 

      13 months ago from England

      Interesting stuff, I don't know much about American politics, but I have heard about Trump. So, I think that's all to say really, LOL!

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      13 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      An interesting article throwing light on the anarchic and depressive policies of governments/ leaders.

      God bless us from such moments.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Today HP put that ad for cleaning a toilet on this Hub. I believe it is more appropriate here than on a religious, or garden Hub. Thanks to you first commenters who gave thought and expression to what you read. The writer/reader link is so important to validation that effort is not wasted. Thanks.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      13 months ago from Reno NV

      It saddens me that our Government when faced with danger and threat of historic proportion remains inactive and decides that politics as usual is the best game plan. Nothing good will come of this, nothing good has come of this. In times of crisis it is a GOOD thing to have a strong central government, our states are giving all they got but it is not enough. NOT one decision has been made to help Americans through this other than money for companies and a measly 1200.00, once.

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      Ann Carr 

      13 months ago from SW England

      It must be hard to live with such 'leaders' (I hesitate to use the term) at the helm. I know you're talking about further back in history too, and we've had some ineffectual Prime Ministers in Britain, but nothing like your present head of state. Listening to his press conferences on the TV, I'm appalled at the apparent lack of intelligence and vocabulary. I do so hope your next election will change things for the better. Some would say it's nothing to do with me but it is because the US affects our country too.

      Your verse is a work of art, Demas.

      Keep safe and well.


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      Lorna Lamon 

      13 months ago

      There is so much truth within these lines Demas and sad to say I feel politics is all about money, power and very little else. Even those who look half decent end up becoming as corrupt as the rest. However, being the eternal optimist I hope for better times for all. Take care.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Some Americans will vote. Some, less American, will not, while thinking "it makes no difference one way or another!" Fake news, foreign interference, dead voters, scandals galore, yellow journalism, all things we have seen before. How different will Election 2020 be? Will some candidate finally speak the truth? How bad is the shape we are in following years of waste, ballooning debt, and empty political promises? Yes, time will tell, but when does the national hope wear out?


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