#100Days100Poems Day 95 #TantrumTanka #DoubleTanka

When the Trumpet Waxes Poetic
On Setting the Bar Low
Because He’s a Winner

A ridiculous
standard, an artificial
barrier. It’s not
very meaningful. I mean,
how to judge 100 days?

So ignore the goals
and promises I made in
that video. My
first hundred days have been GREAT!–
That’s the spin I’m sticking to.

 

 

© David Siller – 2017

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#100Days100Poems Day 91

A poem and “performance piece” inspired by a recent topic of the WNYC program “Indivisible.” In theory, the ad should say on Craig’s List for seven days.

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The ad can be found here

 

 

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#100Days100Poems Day 59–A #TrumParody

Your double dose includes a parody. We should probably apologize to Hall & Oates, but to the tune of their “Private Eyes” is this little ditty:

Microwaves

I see you, you see me
Watch you callin’ the Reds
When you’re rigging the vote
Oh Trump you’ve got to know
What the House overlooks
the oven will show to the folks
when it’s watching for lies
you can’t escape my

Microwaves
They’re watching you
They see your every move
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Watching you watching you watching you

 

You play with words, you play with lies
You can tweet it around Trumpy that ain’t enough
‘Cause Drumpf we’re gonna know
When you’re working with Reds and conning us, yo
Don’t lie when you’re tweeting at night
‘Cause you can’t escape my

Microwaves
They’re watching you
They see your every move
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Watching you watching you watching you

 

Why you try to put up a wall down south
I’m a spy for the right side, no doubt
Tweet on, viral your many lies
We’ll still know you
Look into my

Microwaves
They’re watching you
They see your every move
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Watching you watching you watching you

 

Microwaves
They’re watching you
They see your every move
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Watching you watching you watching you

 

Microwaves
They’re watching you
They see your every move
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Microwaves
They’re watching you
Watching you watching you watching you

 

 

© David Siller – 2017

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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.

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#100Days100Poems Day 41 #TantrumTanka

This #TantrumTanka isn’t found, but boy it sure sounds like him.

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Ranting & raving
about not doing any
ranting & raving
is really neither. And that’s
complicated. Well, who knew?!

© David Siller – 2017

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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.

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#100Days100Poems Day 38

Colin Mochrie tweeted a brilliant anagram of the name of our begrudged rump-in-chief the other day. There was inspiration. And percolation. And writing. It might not quite be a poem, but it’s today’s protest piece.

The Reality TV President

with apologies and thanks to Colin Mochrie

ANNOUNCING!
BBCAmerica and Faux News are proud to present a new, unscripted television series following the trials, tribulations, and traumas of a fish out of water, a New York Elite in a working class watering hole, a corrupt con man trying to outcon the controlling charlatans in an already corrupt game of grift.

 

Season 1 Episode titles include:

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Lord Dampnut

…and the Russian non-Involvement

…and the Bright Orange Effigy

…and the Second-Term Conundrum

…and the Ghost of Nixon and Emails Past

…and the Popular Vote and What it Means to Lose It

…and the Finer Points of Swamp Maintenance

…and the Alt-Right Way to build a Reich

…and the Nuclear Football Password

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Lord Dampnut

…and the Finely-Tuned Chaos Machine

…and the Gardner on the Golf Course

…and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Pentagram

…and the Itch that Grabs You by The Pussy

…and the Extra Security Inefficacy

…and the Snowflake Twitter Account

…and the Difference between Fake News & Alternative Facts

…and the Loyalty Trumpet that Plays Our Song

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Lord Dampnut

…and the deer in the headlights, horse of a different color, dog that don’t hunt, wrong monkey at the wrong circus, fish without a bicycle, shark-jumping, jail-baiting no good very bad presidency.

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Premiering in January 2017; hoping for cancellation by March 2017.

 

 

© David Siller – 2017

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#100Days100Poems Day 37 #TantrumTanka

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.

 

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“They’ll take this news con
ference–I’m actually
having a very
good time, ok? They’ll take this
news conference–don’t forget”

 

“That’s how I won. I
won with news conferences
and probably speeches.
I certainly didn’t win…
But I’m having a good time.”

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BONUS HAIKU

“I’m really not a
bad person, by the way. I
do get good ratings.”

 

© David Siller – 2017

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#100Days100Poems Day 36 #TantrumTanka

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.

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“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.”

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© David Siller – 2017

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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.

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#100Days100Poems Day 35 #TantrumTanka

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.

“It’s all fake news.” “The
nice thing is” “I see it” “It’s
out there for the world”
“and let me tell you, it
was given out like so much”

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“Well the leaks are real.
You’re the one that wrote about
them.” “I mean the leaks.”
“The leaks are absolutely
real.” “Much of the news is fake.”

© David Siller – 2017

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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.

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The Parody’s the thing, wherein I’ll employ humor to make them sing!

Inspired by the image of a coffee mug floating around the social media googlenets, there is great hope (and exciting plans) to make a recording and eventual music video for this little ditty. With both great thanks and apologies to Sir Mix-a-Lot, I bring you

Baby Got Books

Oh my god, Becky, look at her book, it is so big.

She looks like one of those smart guys’ girlfriends.

But you know, who understands those smart guys?

They only talk to her because she looks like a total erudite, ‘kay?

I mean that book is just so big, I can’t believe it’s leather-bound,

it’s like collectable, I mean, gross. Look, she’s just so smart…

I like big books and I cannot lie

You other brothers can’t deny

When a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist

And a bound thing in your face

You get dumb, then I pull up tough

‘Cause I noticed that book was stuffed

Deep with the knowledge I’m seekin’,

I’m hooked and I can’t stop readin’.

Oh baby, I wanna get wit cha, and see a lecture!

My colleagues tried to warn me,

but that book you got makes me so horny!

Ooo, soft- or hard-back, you say you wanna meet in the stacks?

Well choose me, peruse me, ’cause you ain’t that average groupie.

I’ve seen them readin’, to hell with Netflix streamin’

She’s smart, off-chart, got it going in HeadStart.

I’m tired of magazines sayin’ dumb girls are the thing

Take the average scholar and ask him that,

She’s gotta read the stacks!

So fellahs? Yeah! X2

Has your girlfriend got a book? Hell yeah!

Tell her to read it! Read it! X2

Baby got books — “Librarian face with half-price hard-back”

Baby got books! etc

I like ’em bound and thick, and when you read an epic

I just can’t help myself, I’m actin’ like an animal,

Now here’s my scandal:

I want get you home and huh

read out loud huh huh

I’m not talkin’ ’bout Playboy, ’cause literary novels bring the joy

I want ’em real thick and juicy

So read that juicy novel, Reads-a-lot’s in trouble

Beggin’ for a piece of that novel

So I’m lookin’ at youtube videos, lame-brained bimbos, empty heads like O’s

You can have them bimbos, my women will read Calvino.

A word to the thick book readers I wanna get wit cha

I won’t cuss or hit ya

but I gotta be straight when I say I wanna read

Til the break of dawn, this book’s got it going on.

A lot of simps won’t like this song

‘Cause them punks like to skim it and Cliff it

And I’d rather stay and read

‘Cause it’s long and I’m strong and I’m down to get my fiction on

So ladies yeah X2

You wanna read some Bukowski? Yeah!

then turn around, pull it out

Even dumb boys got to shout “BABY GOT BOOKS!”

Yeah, when it comes to females, Cosmo ain’t got nothin’ to do with my selection. Novels, plays, poetry? Haha, yeah, especially from the library.

Baby got books…

So your girlfriend holds a Samsung

Playin’ bootleg tracks from Hanson

But Hanson ain’t got a Kindle in the mix on their Samsung

My smart phone apps don’t want none unless you got books hun!

You can watch TV or Netflix, but please don’t lose those books

Some morons wanna play that hard role

And tell you that the book can go,

so they toss it, and leave it, and I pull up quick to reread it!

So the TV you got is flat, but I ain’t down with that

‘Cause the font is small and the plot gets thickened

And I’m thinkin’ bout readin;

To the eyecandy things flippin through magazines,

You ain’t it miss thing.

Gimme a scholar make me hollah,

Tolstoy and Shakespeare she found ballah!

Some knucklehead tried to diss ’cause his girls read my booklist

He had books but he chose to skim ’em, so I pull up quick to read with ’em

So ladies if the book is bound, and you want a literary throw-down

Dial 1-900-Reads-a-lot and kick them bookish thoughts

Baby got books

“Classics on the Kindle and she got much books” X3