Saturday, 7 January 2012

The bully is coming, the...

He’s a darling of the Tea Party dogs
as he rolls through the waves of hot air,
steps on people like they were fallen logs –
only those loyal and in line are spared.
Yes, it’s the governor of the Jersey Shore
who is sucked up by the rightist talkers
though his weight would break a diving board
he punches all who might be a squawkers.

‘Cos no-one in their right mind dares cross
the emperor-in-chief, anointed bully
of state workers, teachers, all he can boss,
even enemy family members fully
six degrees separated, their dead bacon
now strung up naked on thinning string.
Don’t you think it’s time for us to awaken –
he might president, and we’d need an Arab Spring.

Lavinia Kumar

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's new bullying target: Sen. Richard Codey's family, friends

Lavinia Kumar lives in New Jersey. Her family includes a variety of cultures and immigrants. Her poetry has appeared in Waterways, Thatchwork (Delaware Valley Poets), Orbis, US1 Worksheets, and more.