World Respect

by flammeusgladius

World Respect

 

 

The Chinese made Obama leave his plane
via the servant’s exit. How they smiled
to witness his discomfiture! His brain
fumbled for answers. Secretly reviled
for years, but by his own P.R. beguiled,
at last he was confronted with the sneers
of other leaders. Brilliancy self-styled
always ends up in dry and silent tears.
A scrawny punk with great big funny ears,
he listened as that Filipino guy
cursed him aloud, no doubt evoking cheers.
All his appeal turns out to be a lie.
Rejoice, America! You’re learning thus
the kind of world respect he’s won for us.

 

 

–Tom Riley