BY NORM ROURKE
With apologies to my old friend William Shakespeare
American hostages, that’s what we are,
While politicians play games from afar.
They do not care, nor do they know
The seeds of misery that they sow.
But not to worry, they’re doing fine,
With paychecks coming in right on time.
They’re arrogant, stubborn and think they’re royals,
And to their people they are not loyal.
Next year they’ll come and ask for votes
Making promises like wolves in sheep like coats.
Many will forget when this crisis is passed
And re-elect these fools and kiss their ass.
So who’s to blame for this bloody mess?
YOU the voter who won’t digress
From electing another instead of these bums
Who know you’ll give them another run.
2014 is not far away when you’ll have another chance,
To send them packing with a kick in the pants!
So be brave and remember what they have wrought,
And let them know you’ve not forgot.
Here’s your chance to stand your ground
To tell these jerks you don’t want them around.
So lift your voice with a mighty shout,
And throw all these worthless arrogant bums out!
– The author, a longtime Observer contributor and Beggs resident, now lives in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley