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Wednesday, January 31, 2018


found poetry by Diane Elayne Dees

I have the right temperament,
I try to learn from the past.
I thought being president
would be easier than my old life.
I'm an honest person, I thought
it would be easier. Bing bing,
bong bong, bing bing bing.

I have embraced crying mothers
who have lost their children
because our politicians put their personal
agendas before the national good.
I have a great relationship with the blacks;
I wouldn't mind a little bow.

Despite the constant negative press
covfefe, they don't know how to write good.
I know more about ISIS than the generals do;
why can't we use nuclear weapons?
I'm their worst nightmare, my fingers are long
and beautiful. Even if the world is going to hell
in a hand-basket, I won't lose a penny.
Who’s doing the raping?
Who's doing the raping?

Diane Elayne Dees’s poems have been published in many journals and anthologies. Diane, who lives in Louisiana, also publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that covers women’s professional tennis throughout the world.