Pass the Biscuits Please

Pass the Biscuits Please

A Poem by riskrapper

breakin bread with the Prez


amidst Jeffersonian opulance
the Prez broke bread with his
GOP poker face friends
to solve government gridlock 
and sequester predicament trends

citizens of the republic 
hopeful for nonsense to cease
sat at the table asking

“would you pass
the biscuits please?”

Obama perused the wine list
boldly choosing a luscious Merlot
senators ordered the finest hors d'oeuvres
the guests were all aglow

numerous delectable dishes
were liberally splayed on the table
revelers sipped flowing vintages 
wine a surefire icebreaker

sparkling crystal Lennox flutes
tinkled with convivial release
while America’s disenfranchised
voices ask

“would you pass
the biscuits please?”

chutney meat, curried hens and
sweet walnut rainbow trout
the table a horn a plenty
the guests gorged on fine cuisine
a blessed nations bounty

the feast consumed
the Senators sated
said it was some
of the finest ever served
but the taxpayers only
got a peak of the banquet  
a whiff of senators nerve
and asked

“would you pass
the biscuits please?”

the dessert cart was rolled in
with custards, cakes, creme brulee
cordials, cognac and VSOP tastes
rounded out the wholesome feast

when the check was presented
for payment all guests headed
for the door with haste
they told the waiter the bill of fare
was covered 
by the guy asking...

“would you pass
the biscuits please?”

Music Selection:

Andre Williams:
Pass The Biscuits Please


© 2013 riskrapper

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Ignoring the people until THEY need to be covered. Well penned.

Posted 8 Years Ago

truly inventive and insightful
fascinating where this piece takes reader
an officials meal with us always asking can you pass the biscuits please
flows very nicely title drew me in
thank you for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

thanks Holly... its a little ditty on the nonsense in DC

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Added on March 10, 2013
Last Updated on March 10, 2013
Tags: Obama, sequestration, senator