For this return to #TantrumTanka, these found poems, with none to a little editing in some places, are compiled from direct quotes from Trumpet’s disastrous news conference from 16 February. The complete transcript of that clown show can be found here.


“They will say ‘Donald
Trump rants & raves at the press.’
I’m not ranting &
raving. I’m just telling you.”
“I’m not ranting & raving.”


“You’re dishonest peo-
ple. But–but I’m not ranting
& raving. I love
this. I’m having a good time
doing it. I’m not… raving.”


© David Siller – 2017



For the first 100 days of the Trumpet administration, this blog will feature a new poem of protest, by my own hand and by others. They will be polished gems, or rough cut drafts of rage, or in process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered. If you would like to submit to this endeavor, please send an email, with poem saved as a word document (.docx) to waxyandpoetic AT gmail DOT com. All rights remain with the author.

VISUAL ARTISTS ! Do you have something visually poetic that you’d like to submit? GO FOR IT!

Please address any formatting preferences in your email. I will post submissions time permitting, with at least one per day. Editing will be limited to obvious errors of spelling and the like.

Read, follow, share, re-tweet, submit, live, love, spread light! Don’t forget to use #100Days100Poems !


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