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Old 09-17-2017, 11:17 PM
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A Preposterous POTUS

After E. A. Robinson, “Aaron Stark”

A large material man, his outlook stark,
Well-tailored, loud and coarse in every pose,
This artful dealer with a dealer’s nose
Has eyes devouring dollars like a shark.
Through well-capped teeth he snidely makes his mark,
Spews racist hatred at arena shows
And feeds his base crude lines that trigger blows,
A fevered furor driving each remark.

Elated that his mobs give him renown,
As alt-fact failures let the US down,
This empty vessel with his fawning staffs,
Egged on by raucous, feckless right-wing cheers,
Sees that his antics cause the country tears,
So days he has his way the POTUS laughs.


https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/aaron-stark/
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:43 PM
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Nicely done. Are you sending it to the NY Times Trump contest?
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:48 AM
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What Edmund said.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:58 AM
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Nicely done. There has been an avalanche of Trumpoetry... (I wonder if he has ever written a poem, Trump? I wonder whether he has a favorite one, Trump? I wonder if he possesses even one slim volume of poetry, Trump?)

Here are two poems Barack Obama wrote while in college:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/us...s.html?mcubz=1

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:58 PM
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Gentlemen, thanks for the encouraging words! I will join the contest.

I heard that DT memorized “Little Miss Muffet” (loves those muffs), but poetry isn’t otherwise part of his reading, which mostly includes (according to an ex-wife) his bedside volume of Adolph’s speeches.

As for Obama’s poems, well, I’ve seen much worse: my own early stabs at free verse.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:24 PM
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Super cool!

Only because we don't have a thread, I figured I'd share in this thread what I've sent in (though one is a PDF that exceeds the maximum allowed size). They're visual poems blacked out from Trump's Art of the Deal. I feel like nothing quite defines him like secrecy and erasure, so it the project that they're drawn from has kept me busy and made a lot of sense. They look a little crooked here, but not in the documents I sent.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:19 PM
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"They're visual poems blacked out from Trump's Art of the Deal. I feel like nothing quite defines him like secrecy and erasure"


Very nice concept Andrew. It's all there hiding somewhere in The Art of The Deal. I'm sure of it.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:42 PM
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Andrew,

Sorry, but it's nearly 1am here in the UK, and past my bedtime; those thumbnails are really messing with my head!
(Any chance of you posting something more coherent for us to see??)

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:39 PM
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Hi Jayne,

They should become large when you click on them. They do for me. If not, let me know.
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They biggen up yugely for me, too.
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