Flammeus Gladius

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Month: January, 2018

News Flash

News Flash

 

Trump colluded — and Mueller pursues.
He is ferreting out all the clues.
All is going as planned.
Little green Martians land.
Would you like to hear more of the news?

 

—Tom Riley

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Policy for the Coming Age

Policy for the Coming Age

 

Democrats are so mad, they could burst.
Of all presidents, Trump is the worst
In the things he will say.
Dems despise his display
Of vulgarity. Hey! Haiti first!

 

—Tom Riley

Verbal Compulsion

Verbal Compulsion

 

The clock yawned — but I said: “Out of time!”
You did right — but I called it a crime.
I’m a liar? No, no!
You should not put it so!
I’ll do anything, though, for a rhyme.

 

—Tom Riley

Team Player

Team Player

 

He has reached 20,000 accords.
He is on a whole long list of boards.
Don’t object! Not out loud.
This team player is proud—
And the lies that he tells are the Lord’s.

 

—Tom Riley

Breathing Deeply

Breathing Deeply

 

What? Do your sudden curses fill the air?
You fool! I’m breathing deeply nonetheless.
Your furious constructions: they repair
What? Do your sudden curses fill the air?
Vainly do you appeal for me to care.
Serene, I answer neither no nor yes.
What? Do your sudden curses fill the air?
You fool! I’m breathing deeply nonetheless!

 

—Tom Riley

How He Is

How He Is

 

Some folks like Trump in spite of how he is.
I like him most insistently because.
Oh, what an entertaining act is his!
Some folks like Trump in spite of how he is.
“The idiot! He flunks our statesman quiz!”
I do not number that among his flaws.
Some folks like Trump in spite of how he is.
I like him most insistently because.

 

—Tom Riley

Don’t Mess with the Magic

Don’t Mess with the Magic

 

Did you mess with the magic? That’s bad.
Did you face consequences? That’s sad.
I am waiting for when
You will do it again.
There are some lads who never learn, lad.

 

—Tom Riley

Shock Effect

Shock Effect

 

What a naughty word Trump dared to say!
We retreat in expressive dismay
From his unrestrained diction!
But our shock is a fiction:
We use cruder words twelve times per day.

 

—Tom Riley

What Winning Is Like

What Winning Is Like

 

Though McConnell has phasers on stun,
Schumer’s speech fails to spoil all our fun.
Schumer tries to save face—
But he writhes in disgrace.
Mouthy pansy backed down, and Trump won.

 

—Tom Riley

 

(Democrats lose after shutting down government.)

Peccatum Percipere

Peccatum Percipere

 

“You shouldn’t notice that the Pope’s a fool!”
“I wouldn’t — but he constantly insists
I must.” “Perception’s sinful, as a rule:
You shouldn’t notice that the Pope’s a fool.
Telling the truth is terribly uncool!
You ought to wrap it up in verbal mists!
You shouldn’t notice that the Pope’s a fool!”
“I wouldn’t — but he constantly insists.”

 

—Tom Riley