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Wrestling Shadows

Updated on January 23, 2017

Memories and Challenges


Wrestling Shadows

Willy, Georgy, and B

left office with some glee,

well rested, battle tested,

as free as free can be.

(Not to mention wealthy.)

They'd gathered around,

discussed Brexit and pound,

and listened to a Trumpet.

For all that I could tell,

with the Choir their hearts did swell.

Well guarded one and all

Well fed before each ball,

their favorite stores to tell.

But now a brand new day

has seen them on their way

to palms with springs

and peanut things

and duties quite serene,

they'll rock and stare

at vistas rare,

while Trumpets far will scream.

The brand new tenants

will fly their pennants,

their glory days are here.

And gathered around,

while peeping no sound,

are sycophants* old and dear.

In haunted halls

with crimson walls

blood-spattered from before,

they now must rule

or play the fool,

behind that White House door.

* sycophant: a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval


© 2017 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      jgshorebird 6 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      Great poem.

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - That's 2 for 2, let's hope President Trump does as well. He is off to a fast start and appears to have been thinking and planning ahead for some time. The Congress and the USA will have to step up their pace if they are to keep up with him.

      Watch for a Hub on The Fence. I am waiting for a graphic before publishing it.

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks for your comment as a poet par excellence. Greatly appreciated.

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      Ann Carr 7 months ago from SW England

      Yes, what will they do behind those doors? It's a difficult task but I do wonder if some incumbents have the wisdom and foresight to take the responsibility in the first place. I don't know much about your system but I do recognise an 'un-presidential' person. Having said that, there is a possibility that he will succeed in bringing something new and refreshing to the mix, but for me that possibility is small. I hope I'm wrong.

      Well-crafted poem.


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      Justin W Price 7 months ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Interesting work. Good rhythm

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I have learned to pray for our leaders. I commend that as appropriate. Their responsibilities are serious and burdensome, and they are mortal as are we. They also need to breathe, eat, hydrate, and sleep. They have feelings, family, and friendships, too.

      At the same time, our freedoms guarantee our rights to peaceably assemble, petition, write, and speak our minds.

      These are some thoughts today, after a moment of such a prayer.