Little Bitty Pretty Prime Minister

Little Bitty Pretty Prime Minister

A Poem by Lyn Anderson
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A political collab with Ted Kniffen http://www.writerscafe.org/Tedk1946

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We remember you as a wee
little lad, sittin' on your papa's knee
while mama put on a big soiree,
for the leading singers of the day,
coming home after midnight, stoned.

You grew up thinking someday
you'd take your daddy's chair,
even then you knew you'd renovate,
and make the peons pay --
ain't democracy so great?

But now the King of Selfies
has hired him a bus,
to do a lot of town halls,
and speak like one of us.
you can't be in it for the money,
of that you have enough.

They say that you're elitist,
you claim that's not your style,
all you want is a meet and greet,
kiss the babies for a while --
thank the rubes that you sucked in.

Any issues you address,
are more about finesse,
dressed in a twinkle and a smile,
it makes the minions question,
your decided lack of class.

My flower (ma fleur), monsieur Prime Minister,
don't you know it's de rigueur
to give an answer
that's not just a token?
and at least a response be given
in the language it was spoken?

© 2017 Lyn Anderson



Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
Captcha ELECTION lol
http://www.writerscafe.org/Tedk1946

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i am always amazed how well captcha can read and divine ;)
uncanny strength of parallels between our countries ..i need to pay more attention to yours KL ..i confess all i really have read and heard has been all about your crazy mayor, Rob Ford ..our news people here just don't cover our beautiful neighbors to the north enough .. you collab inspires me to go a googling for your prime minister .. i like the loose form you guys chose ..it gives a feeling of freedom within structure .. so the rhyming that pops up seems like splashes of vibrant colors that artists use so subtly .. its early morning so i say to you both "top o' the mahrnin' to ya! ;)
E.
ps great song choice .. takes me back!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thanks. Mayor Ford died of pancreatic cancer. The new mayor is more of Trudeau's ilk. I live outside.. read more
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

Trudeau is all over google ...his big smiley mug right up front ..i can see how he is getting the re.. read more
Ok so after reading this, I had to follow your link & I had to look up these "selfies" and my oh my, this guy is an a*s! Excuse my language, but seriously! What a self-centered a*s.

I loved your poem however. The flow was on point! Nicely written & very informative of what's going on just north of me.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Kesha

9 Months Ago

You are very welcome. Yes he certainly seems like it. Oh and aint that the truth? Lol
Ted Kniffen

9 Months Ago

Sorry I'm late to the party. This was a fun piece with KL and a fun subject to deal with. Thanks for.. read more
Kesha

9 Months Ago

You are welcome, it's always fun to collab with someone :)
Who actually voted for this guy.
I've never heard a good word about him.
Even Trump is more popular.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

All you need is Quebec and Ontario, and the rest of Canada is screwed. Democracy.
Paul Bell

9 Months Ago

That's what Hillary said.
Ted Kniffen

9 Months Ago

Trouble is when you have two large populations voting one way, you get a lot of disgruntled voters s.. read more
Well portrayed, I have little use for the Hair Apparent. Interesting to note a retired RCMP officer assigned to Justin's family when Pierre was PM stated recently that Justin was "an arrogant little s**t then, and he has not changed"

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

When you look back at old photos and footage, you can see it. Thanks for reading and reviewing. Miss.. read more
Ted Kniffen

9 Months Ago

Apples don't fall far from the tree, Noel. The old man was much the same.
Ted
Bitingly good. This describes so many of the type. We have many over here; wish they'd all crawl back under the stones they emerged from.

Beccy

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Ted is a great collab partner.
Ted Kniffen

9 Months Ago

The best and the brightest, Beccy remember? And if you forget they'll remind you.
Ted
nice collab KL and Ted... now can we get this in Spanish, since he most like has already translated it into French... lol... seems no matter where we live we are flooded with arrogantly stupid politicos, otherwise know as self centered mfers... er... sorry about my "french"...

and KL, Ted, perhaps the next collab could be in German, the language of all those zigheil americans... ;0)

redzone

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thanks! We all have our democratically elected woes. :)
redzone

9 Months Ago

democracy is sooo wonderful KL, why even Hitler was elected democratically... ;0)
Ted Kniffen

9 Months Ago

An old man once said “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” read more
A satirical pop at pomp in person with a smile. Fun and yet it educates the reader a little as to the character of this guy and his way of operating.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thanks. It was really fun working with Ted. He and I see our pretty boy PM in much the same way.
An explanation. Ted Kniffen and I are both Canadian. Our Prime Minister decided to hold a tour. On this tour, he held a town hall meeting. A very serious question was asked of him in Quebec, regarding the lack of Mental Health Services delivered in English for the 700,000 Anglophones living in that province. He answered in FRENCH. Even many Francophones were disgusted with his decided lack of decency and arrogance in responding to this very real question in French, simply because he was in Quebec.
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/justin-trudeau-raked-over-the-coals-for-french-answers-to-english-questions

Posted 9 Months Ago


Captcha was whattt !!?? lol- that's mad!

I don't know this guy but already I don't fancy him running anything that I could have a say in. He sound's quite up himselfie...lol

Love the bite in this - you two spoke with one voice. Excellent satire guys ! Excellent poetry.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

yes Ted lmao - also an eejit. lol
Well he'll be all shook up now that Ireland has withdrawn .. read more
Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank goodness. He would go there and make a fool of himself trying to one-up someone or another. He.. read more
Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

God but KL... things are really bad when Sinn Fein withdraws an offer to any political figure worldw.. read more

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