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The Dark Horses are Running

Updated on October 9, 2016
You guys go ahead and run, you can all be a hack, I’ll be quite comfortable NOT sharing my Super-PAC.
You guys go ahead and run, you can all be a hack, I’ll be quite comfortable NOT sharing my Super-PAC.

The Dark Horses Running

© Shyron Shenko

Dark Horses running

They were chomping at the bit

When the flood gates were opened

Out they all came lickety-split


The first to charge forward

Was Donald the Trump

Who thinks he will ace this race

And leave all the others in a dead heat slump


The Donald charged full speed ahead

Thinking the others slow in the head

With Cruz nipping at his hooves

The Donald’s ego is fed


Hillary will not make it out of the gate

The Donald said

As she whizzed right past, surging ahead

Then he felt the “Bern” as Sanders’s dust he ate


Chris Christie is yelling

“GET OUTTA MY WAY”

Or I will close all your bridges

And make you all pay


Jeb Bush says he is his brother’s keeper

At least of his policies

And he promises to take us to war

With his brother’s ideologies


Benghazi, Benghazi, the baby is still kicking

You can hear Fiorina say, even though

The Benghazi Commission is funding Rubio

And the kicking baby is proven to be a false video


Cruz pledges allegiance to his country of birth

He will give them all the land of America’s earth

For the Keystone XL pipeline to lay

Still questioning Obama’s birth-place today


The dark horses are down to two

The Donald is starting to spew

Look at Bill Clinton

If you think Hillary is for you


I demand Hillary's e-mails made public

And show them to you, and Putin can have a peek too

When I am President,

I will tell the world what I think of her and what I think of YOU!


What Cruz thinks about America
What Cruz thinks about America

Huckabee, Santorum, Kasich, Pataki and Paul

All running neck and neck next to last place

Hoping to be in this race for the long haul

Jindal can’t keep up the pace as he dropped out of the race


Perry is out of the running

Unable to continue the pace

As Walker is scratched for

His Super-PAC sake


One dark horse will stagger across the finish line?

Drunk on the power of leaving the others behind.


The Race Is On

Breast fed, then golden spoon fed, possibly until the age of seven

Exquisite food, exotic feast, yo mama, sweet heaven

Private school, military no less, Vietnam, no way Jose

Deferred while planning Trump Tower, olay

Married first time, ditched her when she turned thirty

Children born, handsome son and a daughter, kinda pretty

Married again two months after child was born

Ditched her for a younger babe who was foreign

That's life, that's what people say

(cont'd below)

— always exploring a.k.a. Ruby Fuller

I guess they refused to be groomed like a piece of clay

Back on his feet, feeling like a king

Running the race for the white house, dismissing both the right and left wing

It's as if he's saying, " I'm gonna roll myself in a big ole ball and fly

All you little people BORING, so sad all you do is cry

The vets must surely love the Don

His millionaire friends gave millions for their loving care. Is it a con?

— always exploring a.k.a. Ruby Fuller

© 2016 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comment. I don't think any of that matters, seems like the investigation into Russia gate is being drug out in hopes that we 'the American people' will forget.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings always my friend.

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      C E Clark 4 months ago from North Texas

      This has to be some of the longest 100 days in history. Mr. Trump has been stayed again by a judge in California. He still hasn't learned to take it like a grownup. Doesn't he know that once a bill has passed and Congress has allotted money to a particular thing that he can't just undo it because he feels like it? If he could we'd have a dictator and no Congress. Expect Bush is pleased with Trump because Bush is no longer the worst president this country ever had . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Mr. Happy,

      I am so glad you liked the poem

      Written just for you

      For any friend that's what I like to do

      Blessings to you my friend

      Stay Happy

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, compliments and for sharing. You are right this does need an up-date on how the race is going and who is in the lead, who is going to help us and who will make us bleed.

      Thank you for the suggestion.

      I hope you were not out in last night's rain - Our power went out - and I could do nothing in the dark so I went to bed -

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      Mr. Happy 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      That was super-really nice! I've never had anyone answer with a poem in their comments ... What a treat - thank You! : )

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Mr. Happy my friend,

      I am so glad you found this fun to read

      That is what poetry is, I hope you see

      Words that rhyme, that tell a story of our time

      Or heartbreak in every line

      Maybe perfect love gone blind

      By hatred of the cheating kind

      You can spin a tale of woe

      With every rhyming word you sow

      So...thank you Mr. Happy for the read

      I hope I planted a rhyming poetry seed.

      *

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      Blessings my friend

      Shyron

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      Mr. Happy 15 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      This was a fun poem to read - I don't generally read poems. I actually am not sure if I ever read a political poem until now lol

      Thanks for putting it together - cheers! : )

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      C E Clark 15 months ago from North Texas

      This is really a well written excellent poem. You should update it when you get a chance to express the current results of all those dark horses. Of course we can't know for sure that all the dark horses are out of the running until after the GOP convention. Only then will we know if the Republican high mucky-mucks will allow the people (Republican supporters) to have their way or if the high-ups will force their own will onto the people. I say if they want Trump, then let them have Trump.

      This has surly been the most interesting presidential election in history and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Then how will they outdo this one next time?

      Love this poem. Sharing it. Blessings and hugs my dear friend. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing. Yes the Donald is suppose to be funding his own campaign, but think about it, if he has a super PAC and when/if he loses the election he is allowed to keep those megabucks, I am thinking that was his strategy all along.

      I saw the picture and I have seen other things that more closely resemble phallic symbols than this picture, to me it looks more like a twisted mind of someone obsessed with a lack of sexuality.

      I got to much sleep and got a bad headache.

      I hope all is well with you and hope you got your phone fixed.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend,

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      Read yesterday that 2 multibillionaires are going to give the Trumpster a hundred million dollars each for his campaign. Trump has a super pac set up. Wonder who will own The Donald now? Even though he has a lot of money compared to most of us, there are still a lot of people out there with more . . . sharing.

      Forgot to mention when we talked that I sent you an email yesterday (5-15). Sent you a picture of the 'pin' Pinterest removed from one of my boards because it was sexually suggestive. Thought you'd want to see it.

      Take care dear friend and be sure to get your sleep. Not being tired can make such a difference when dealing with all the things you have to do everyday. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Larry for the comment.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings always

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      Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting point of view.

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing.

      I know it seems the GOP is trying to squeeze the Donald out and make the Canadian the front runner.

      John is improving but not fast enough.

      We hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Cris, thank you for the for the comments and compliments, so happy you enjoyed it.

      The runway for DFW is right over my home, and I think about you every time when they fly over, for I feel the Love from the sky--

      Blessings and Hugs from the ground.

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      CrisSp 18 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh boy! What a circus this Presidential race is! Goodluck to all my American friends. May you choose the brightest of them all, but then again, they all claim to be one. :)

      And, this hub is very clever. Totally enjoyed!

      Love from the sky~

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Seems like the dark horses are dwindling. Funny how the news media try to make out Rubio and Cruz were the winners in recent primaries when they tied for second place well behind Trump. Wondering how he's going to weather this current storm with David Duke . . .

      Sharing this again.

      Hope everything is OK there and hopefully improving. Hugs, blessings, and prayers for John's soon recovery.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Dear Ruby, thank you for the comment. I love George Jones; I love Bernie Sanders, always have; I love Hillary, she is the strongest person and which of these wins the nomination is okay with me.

      Yes I did see the picture of him being arrested for protesting. No one can ever say he does not practice what he preaches.

      Thank you for the high praise.

      Blessings and Hugs to you my dear friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I had to come back and listen to my man George. The race is still on, but I think Jeb is on his way out, and Cruz is being sued ' cos he ' ain't an American citizen. Rubio was born in Cuba! What's going on? Bernie is tied with Hillary, he'll be lucky to live through this, he's an old man! but I can't say that I don't like him, I do. Did you see the picture of him 50 years ago being carried by two cops because he was marching with Martin Luther King. You ' gotta ' love him.I love this Dark Horses Running. It is a masterpiece.....

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Nell, so good to see you, I am so happy that you can sit back and watch and not have to worry about when these yahoos could do to your country and economy.

      Blessing and hugs to you always

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Zina, thank you so much of the comment, I am really glad you liked it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Michael - for the comments and for reading. It is a circus and it is entertaining, but it is also scary when thinking about the bully becoming president.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Zina 19 months ago

      I really enjoyed reading this, not much for poems but this is pretty good.

      Zina

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      Michael-Milec 19 months ago

      Hi.

      An appropriate analogy of the "Dark Horses Running", Shyron. You have exposed characteristics they are " running from" only to let us wait and see who will finish the race with most of his "skeleton in the closet'' and undisclosed blunders...

      Blessings to you and Peace.

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      Nell Rose 19 months ago from England

      Well the advantage of living in England is that we can sit back, watch, scratch our heads and hope the best gets chosen! lol! love this!

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Mel, I am so happy to see you. Maybe you could add Deez Nutz and I will be happy to add your to mine.

      Thank you for the comment.

      Blessing and hugs to you.

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      Mel Carriere 19 months ago from San Diego California

      Amusing verses. I think you left out Deez Nutz, who still has a legitimate shot to win a few of the state races.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Hi Nadine, thank you for the visit, comment and compliment. I love politics from the outside, we do have to have leaders, and we don't always get the best. Our current President has done a good job, but our Congress has refused to work with him for the good of the people and our country. I am praying that people realize that we need to read and get to know who not to vote for.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Nadine May 19 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I like what Billy wrote before me. I loved the humor you add to this ridiculous rat race. Even in South Africa due to Facebook we sometimes learn snippets about your coming election. I do not listen to any politician anymore when they present their debate. They all speak words that have no truth in it. These people are all greedy and power hungry.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      You are welcome Ann. Your country needs a Constitution. Our country has one but Ted Cruz, does not think it pertains to him. He is a natural born Canadian who wants to get the Canadian company TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline laid across the U.S. they don't want to lay the pipeline across Canada because it is caustic/corrosive/toxic and dangerous to humans and the environment as I said in 'the Keystone XL pipeline is bad for America.' Sorry Ann for the Rant, but any country deserves better than Ted Cruz, in my opinion.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Thank you for the visit, Sujaya.

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      Ann Carr 19 months ago from SW England

      Thanks for the info; that's interesting.

      We don't have a written constitution of course, so certain things arise that have to be sorted out. All in all, I think our system works well and has stood the test of time. It'll be interesting to see who wins the race!

      Ann

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      sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

      highly creative

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Ann, thank you for the wonderful comment.

      I hope the Brits don't mimic our elections although it is an interesting race so far. We have an assortment of clowns. Our constitution says "to be president a person has to be "a NATURAL BORN citizen" not the son of a natural born citizen. Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen of Canada. All the others have a right to run.

      Blessings my friend

      Shyron

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      Ann Carr 19 months ago from SW England

      All we seem to see here about your election is Trump and his egoistic act. I can't stand him. There's rarely much about the others.

      Other than that, it's difficult for a Brit to understand all the razzmatazz of the US Presidential elections. Mind you, I get the feeling our lot want to mimic it; they're already giving signs of doing so. Heaven forbid!

      Great poems, Ruby!

      Ann

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Devika, I am so happy to see you. I do appreciate your comment.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Sujaya, thank you so much for the comment, I am glad you found it interesting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Demas, thank you for the comment, I do appreciate you and your opinion my friend. No we haven't seemed too concerned about the lust in the White House at least not until one party wanted to pry the president of the opposite party out of his seat. Now I view this as similar to musical chairs.

      I don't know who the next president will be, but if it is Ted Cruz, we don't have to worry, he will kill us all with the contaminated spills from the Canadian (his place of birth) Keystone XL Pipeline, not unlike Rick Snyder's poisoning of the drinking water of Flint Michigan.

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Dear Paula, thank you for the compliment and comment, I really appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs.

      Shyron

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great idea to let out the steam of politics. I enjoyed reading.

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      sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

      an interesting hub

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, I appreciate the comments, compliments and your sharing this. It is about time people became interested in what is going on with our elected officials and I must credit Donald Trump for this wake up call but, I do not hope he wins, he would alienate everyone, every culture, every race, every religion, and every dignitary.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      John, thank you for the compliment and comment. It will be most interesting to see who finishes this race for sure.

      This is not dull by any means, always something new.

      Blessings to you my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Flourish, I really appreciate your stopping by to read and glad you loved this.

      Blessings dear friend.

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      Demas W Jasper 20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Just keep on always exploring. We haven't seemed too concerned about presidents' love lives and paramours since John F. Kennedy's back only bothered him sometimes. Better they get their wild oats over before they enter the supposedly blemish free White House.

      As for me, give me someone who actually achieves goals more than ones who just speak of them, and I don't give much stock to Mrs. Clinton's worldwide travels on taxpayer funds as weighed against what she accomplished (?) and her disdain for the rules that are supposed to keep our country safer.

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      Paula 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      SHYRON.....Very clever & creative! You nailed it!! Paula

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      C E Clark 20 months ago from North Texas

      Agree with Bill. This has been and will likely continue to be one of the most interesting (least boring) presidential elections ever. I really think this one is going to be a big deal in the history books compared to most of the others -- probably all of the others.

      With just over 9 months to go, and the Party conventions just around the corner, there is still time for some surprises. I can't remember when so many people took so much interest in all of the shenanigans. I'm glad more people are taking an interest.

      Excellent poem. I really admire your ability to find just the right words and then put them all together to make such a well expressed statement in poetry form. Well done and would vote this way up if I could. Sharing of course.

      Hope you and John are enjoying our reprieve from the colder weather and that all is well there. Blessings dear friend. Take care . . .

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      You should be a race caller Shyron.....it will be interesting to see who even finishes this race without breaking down. I guess whoever is bread to stay the distance. As in horse races there is often a surprise winner. You can't always rely on the favourite.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      Loved this political theatre! So creative!

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Bill, thank you so much. I did not watch the debate I am sorry to say, I wish I had and I love your nasty streak. Now I have to seek the rerun, bet the Donald was so glad he was not there.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby, my gem of a friend, no wonder I love you too.

      You are so good Gonna add this to my hub.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Now do wonder why I love you? And George Jones too.

      That's life

      Breast fed, then golden spoon fed, possibly until the age of seven

      Exquisite food, exotic feast, yo mama, sweet heaven

      Private school, military no less, Vietnam, no way jose

      Deferred while planning his Trump Tower, olay

      Married first time, ditched her when she turned thirty

      Children born, handsome son and a daughter, kinda pretty

      Married again two months after child was born

      Ditched her for a younger babe who was foreign

      That's life, that's what people say

      I guess they refused to be groomed like a piece of clay

      Back on his feet, feeling like a king

      Running the race for the white house, dismissing both the right and left wing

      It's as if he's saying, " I'm gonna roll myself in a big ole ball and fly

      All you little people BORING, so sad all you do is cry

      The vets must surely love the Don

      His millionaire friends gave millions for their loving care. Is it a con?

      That's life, that's what Sinatra sung

      Gotta be careful not to step on the smelly dung

      Fox news begged him to show at their GOP debate

      He snubbed them saying, " Too late I've got another date

      That Megyn hurt my feelings and I ain't gonna show

      More next time when the Don sniffs more blow..

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      If nothing else, the Presidential race this year is not boring. I watched the debate last night, something I rarely do...the best part was Megyn Fox eating Cruz and Rubio alive. LOL Yes, I have a nasty streak in me.

      Anyway, loved this whimsical look at the race.