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A Very Short Poem About Politics

Lefty loosey,
Righty tighty.

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  1. Quin Finnegan says

    Howzabout …

    Righty, tighty,
    Lefty, flighty.

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Lefty, loony,
    Righty, goony.

  3. Quin Finnegan says

    Lefty, hefty, (think Bob Beckel),
    Righty, mighty (Ahhnold).

  4. Quin Finnegan says

    Lefty, crafty,
    Righty, dafty.

    (Think of former governors of Arkansas (not so much the wife of one of them))

  5. Quin Finnegan says

    Lefty, grafty,
    Righty, grafty also (It’s just part of a politician’s nature).

  6. Quin Finnegan says

    Lefty, not so sexy,
    Eighty, actually pretty sexy

    (Think HRC and Elizabeth Warren compared Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin)

  7. Quin Finnegan says

    Righty, holier-than-thou,
    Lefty, smarter-than-thou.

  8. Rufus McCain says

    Righty shitty,
    Lefty witty,
    Righty witty,
    Lefty shitty.

  9. Rufus McCain says

    Righty mighty,
    Lefty hefty.

  10. Rufus McCain says

    Righty slighty,
    Lefty berefty.

  11. Rufus McCain says

    Righty haughty,
    Lefty naughty.

  12. Rufus McCain says

    Righty lefty,
    Lefty righty.

  13. Rufus McCain says

    Righty neaty,
    Lefty nifty.

  14. Rufus McCain says

    Righty sheety,
    Lefty shifty.

  15. Rufus McCain says

    Righty frighty,
    Lefty bitey.

  16. Rufus McCain says

    Righty simply,
    Lefty limply.

  17. Rufus McCain says

    Righty righteously,
    Lefty obnoxiously.

  18. Rufus McCain says

    Righty righty,
    Lefty lefty.

  19. Rufus McCain says

    Righty richy,
    Lefty bitchy.

  20. Rufus McCain says

    Righty nighty,
    Lefty lighty.

  21. Rufus McCain says

    Righty piety,
    Lefty levity.

  22. Rufus McCain says

    Righty wrongy,
    Lefty righty.

  23. Rufus McCain says

    Righty truly,
    Lefty fooly.

  24. Rufus McCain says

    Righty pooey,
    Lefty screwy.

  25. Rufus McCain says

    Righty hissy,
    Lefty prissy.

  26. Rufus McCain says

    Righty poopy,
    Lefty loopy.

  27. Rufus McCain says

    Righty progeny,
    Lefty androgyny.

  28. Rufus McCain says

    Righty fighty,
    Lefty defty.

  29. Rufus McCain says

    Righty ritey,
    Lefty litey.

  30. Rufus McCain says

    Righty rashy,
    Lefty lashy.

  31. so much depends
    upon

    a lefty’s red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the righty’s white
    chickens.

    (A free verse alternative).

  32. Broderick Barker says

    The warp and weft
    Of right and left
    Will wend and weave
    And make a sleeve
    Up which they’ll shove
    The things they love
    So that their hands
    Are barren lands
    That they display
    For pay-to-play.

  33. ordine, controdine, e disordine

    CANTO 41 Gentlemen, again and again,

    Ole Ezra Pound starts with Thomas Jefferson, and he ends it with Mussolini. (This is, like so much in Pound, far from an accident: it was at this time that Pound produced a book titled Jefferson and/or Mussolini.)

    It all begins with with the famously recounted conversation between Pound and Mussolini. Pound said that he had “never met anyone who seemed to GET my ideas so quickly as the boss.” “The Boss” says, “Ma questo, è divertente.” This, most scholars agree, reflects one of those character flaws in Pound which he did not realize about himself: Mussolini likely would have said the same of just about any book handed to him by the author, and it is a throwaway compliment that would be used especially if one had nothing much to say about a text. Yet Pound held it up as evidence of the culturedness and wisdom of Mussolini, for he needed the man to be a kind of latter-day hero, someone able to hold his ground and shine with his own light when placed in the shadow of Malatesta.

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