Lord Knows What They’ve Got In Mind

I don’t blog much about political issues here, and any approach is likely to be oblique. As I surfed the web today, I happened across a Shel Silverstein poem that struck me as a perfect depiction of the past four years’ trend in the White House. Satire is a political act. This post is my part.

They’ve Put a Brassiere On a Camel

They’ve put a brassiere on a camel,
She wasn’t dressed proper, you know.
They’ve put a brassiere on a camel,
So that her humps wouldn’t show.
And they’re making other respectable plans,
They’re even even insisting the pigs should wear pants,
They’ll dress up the ducks if we give them the chance
Since they’ve put a brassiere on a camel.

They’ve put a brassiere on a camel,
They claim she’s more decent that way.
They’ve put a brassiere on a camel,
The camel had nothing to say.
They squeezed her into it, i’ll never know how,
They say that she looks more respectable now,
Lord knows what they’ve got in mind for the cow,
Since they’ve put a brassiere on a camel.

©1981 Evil Eye Music Poem and drawing by: Shel Silverstein

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