Nothing Burgers

Nothing Burgers

A Poem by barleygirl
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Lately the nothing burgers are never-ending
so sayeth one third so condescending . . .
the law and order guy is continually bending
rules with puppets spewing and pretending.

Nothing burgers served up at every hour
loaded high with pickles that are oh-so-sour
it’s hard not to hate those who empower
a tyrant exploiting the people’s ivory tower.

One more nothing burger and I might puke
as conservatives choke out an anemic rebuke
while blazing onward with a healthcare fluke
a devastating perestroika for their Grand Duke.

Nothing burgers served up with secret sauce
many leaking the latest outrage of their boss . . .
this ground gristle patty requires plenty of floss
our malnutrition isn’t hidden by Mooch’s gloss.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Every time Trump administration is accused of wrongdoing, they collectively call it a "nothing burger" & this pronouncement is made with contempt.
One third of the American people support Trump, two-thirds don't.
He called himself the "law & order candidate" during his campaign.
Conservatives are trying to pass hard right reform while they have a Republican president to sign legislation & this is why they feebly protest his outrages.
Perestroika = a Russian word for restructuring . . . Grand Duke = a Russian Prince.
Mooch = Anthony Scaramucci, new communication director pumping Trumpisms & Trump adoration up our butts since he was appointed last Friday.

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What ever happened to proper statesmen? You have your clowns, we have their counterparts. Sadly, these idiots use their personal wealth to manipulate the law to increase their finances - and to hell with everyone else. Satire , as in your poem helps us to retain our own sanity in a mad,mad, world. I envy your independence, Margie. (((Hugs)))

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Many here have been watching the political process go downhill for the last two decades, but lately .. read more



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your rhyme and rhythm are spot on as always and i feel the sharpness of those social barbs .. its well done says i! with the burger medium rare so still just a little bloody ..i appreciate your author's note but i am not sure it is necessary .. your poem has some wonderful metaphor and clever insinuations that are not too hard to decipher ..but your note makes it a bit of a rant my dear friend ..which in my meager opinion does not invite in ..as your poem does ..love your take on the political climate ..i quite watching the news for the most part ..as all that goes on brings only a heavy sigh from me ..will it ever end :(((((((((((((
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Ah ha! Great old classic! I'm listening to it now! Thanks for the share! (((HUGS)))
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

In fact, I'm going to post this on my Facebook page . . .
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

a great song and even greater artist singing it ;) glad you like it dear one
What ever happened to proper statesmen? You have your clowns, we have their counterparts. Sadly, these idiots use their personal wealth to manipulate the law to increase their finances - and to hell with everyone else. Satire , as in your poem helps us to retain our own sanity in a mad,mad, world. I envy your independence, Margie. (((Hugs)))

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Many here have been watching the political process go downhill for the last two decades, but lately .. read more
Very well written political commentary, Margie. LydI**

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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Thanks for stopping by to read my little rant. Now I can get back to more pleasurable topics! *smile.. read more
I think when the teenager was born out of Jimmy Dean movies and rock n roll, America changed forever and the world followed. I get the feeling that Trump has 'teenaged' the office of POTUS and it will never be the same.
You rhyming makes the reality pill of Trumptime a little easier to digest BG.
Love the Russian inclusions.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

I try not to let this bombast hijack my writing, but once in awhile I have to let off steam becuz it.. read more
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Gee
Looks like you're stuck with him. He will, eventually, end up with his band of yes men, then God help ya
From the outside looking in its unbelievable that he's in charge of a fast fading super power. Where's John Wayne when you need him.
Like this sort of writing muchly

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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

I laugh at how many times I've read how the US is a "fading superpower"! Even tho other nations are .. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

Perhaps others are becoming more brazen. Years ago the little Korean fella wouldn't have dreamed of .. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Little Korean fella? Oh yeah, that guy hits the news once in awhile, in between the multitude of rep.. read more
Speaking as a Brit, I used to think my country had become a laughing stock internationally. now I'm not so sure. This man is beyond dangerous. I agree.
His administration seems to be dispespecting the office of President if I can as an outsider, have a view. And with Mooch's latest foul mouthed comments...
An old Chinese insult says 'May you live in interesting times'
I like the form and wording of this write. The wit is there and so is the wisdom. The irony is there and so is the disgust. Aristotle one said if you take no interest in politics you end up being ruled by your inferiors. That is happening in both our countries. It is like us and Brexit, (although it was interesting to note that Trump did not know what that meant when asked). Present company excepted of course.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

I love hearing the viewpoint of those outside this fish bowl! *smile* Great share & I thank you! You.. read more
Was listening to the mucci yesterday. That guy could sell you a three legged donkey. Trumpy picked well.
You know this aint going to end well. Sooner or later, all his aids will walk. He wont actually notice mind you. But i'm sure someone will twitter him.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

It's hard to imagine things getting any worse, but every day it gets uglier & uglier. Thanks for sha.. read more
I absolutely loved this piece, the rhyming was on point, & you portrayed the message perfectly, I recently signed a petition for Trumps impeachment, I just cannot stand the fact that he is our president.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Every time I refer to him (usually I try not to) . . . I use this disclaimer: NOT MY PRESIDENT. It .. read more
Kesha

2 Months Ago

Haha I love that! And you're welcome, this was a great piece :)
May be it is just me but I take this as how our "President" feeds us nothing but bad food all in the name of making a buck.Whether I am right or wrong this is still a great poem.

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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Good analogy! Now I'm thinking about a poem with Maralago & the best chocolate cake you ever tasted .. read more
The Russian word perestroika is translated as "restructuring." Unfortunately the burgers look more like having a topping of political shenanigans sauce; which leaves the ‘buns’ soggy, flat and tasteless – hummmm – Back to the ‘Trump’ analogy once again! ……… :-)

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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

I try not to let this craziness hijack my writing, but lately the back pressure was getting high, so.. read more
Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

Thinking about all the words that rhyme with 'trump' also makes me smile - :-)

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