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Sunday, February 24, 2013


by Frank Osen

"Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being insulted? It just makes me ashamed. Seriously, man."  --Rush Limbaugh, February 21, 2013
Image source: TIME Magazine (January 23, 1995 cover)

Rush Limbaugh has lately been grievin,’
And though I don’t think he’ll be leavin,’
It’s still cause for elation,
He’s ashamed of our nation.
Now he and the nation are even.

Frank Osen has won the Able Muse Book Award and his first book, Virtue, Big as Sin, will be published this Spring by Able Muse press.  He has also won the Best American Poetry series poem award.