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Tag: Jerry Brown

Trip to the Vampire State

Trip to the Vampire State

 

 

I’m in the realm where Cuomo Junior reigns.
I must admit I’m missing Jerry Brown.
My sense of inborn liberty complains:
I’m in the realm where Cuomo Junior reigns!
He beats his hairy chest, expands his veins,
and is supreme as tyrant and as clown.
I’m in the realm where Cuomo Junior reigns.
I must admit I’m missing Jerry Brown.

 

 

–Tom Riley

Former Governor

Former Governor

 

 

(Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015)

 

 

The press reminds us of your oratory.
I well remember it. It truly sucked.
You told a stupid, sentimental story
about your dear old dad — and crudely mucked
around with lame clich├ęs. The chickens clucked
that you were rooster number one. Astir
they were, but Mr. Mondale still got plucked,
and Reagan’s victory remained secure.
Nevertheless, you served a purpose, sir–
and serve it even better since you’re dead.
Recalling now the monster that you were,
I can prefer the jerk I face instead.
Next to you, lewd Apostle of the Lie,
Jerry Brown is a wise and saintly guy.

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley