Friday, December 26, 2008

A Strange Twist

An unscientific poll on CNN's website asks:

Will you miss President Bush?

Yes 20% 9,966
No 80% 41,080

I voted no because George W. Bush is arguably the worst president in our nation's history and a complete dolt. He did more damage to our country than any enemy could ever have hoped to do.

That said, during a performance a few weeks ago where I was reading poetry, I reflected upon a loss of sorts. Now, mind you, I do not see myself as either John Lennon or Paul McCartney. However, in seeing George W. Bush leave office, I realized that a great writing partner would be going away. He has been a muse in a way (Ok, twisted) for eight years. I know there are plenty of other nuts on the right, but there will never again be a Shrub.

I have other poems that never even made it to this website, and one more is coming on January 19th, but scroll my poetry list on the right and you will find at least a couple dozen pieces that either are directly about dumb dumb, or indirectly about what he helped bring the nation to.

I'll miss the big lug.


Michelle Hix said...

I'm sorta with ya on this...although I still don't think I could bring myself to vote "yes" that I'd miss him...ha ha.

STP said...

Oops, typo. I voted no. See, the loss of my poetic collaborator threw me off!

Michelle Hix said...

ha I get it...I thought it made sense the other wayt were going to miss your writing material!

Michelle Hix said...

by the way, I recently entered a poetry contest and had to write an inaugural ode! I posted it on my blog a couple weeks ago. It was fun. Although I just found out that I did not win :( But that's okay. It was fun to write. Looking forward to more fun Obama writing that is more positive than the last 8 years!

Poetikat said...

Ha ha ha! Well, at least we had the benefit of partaking of your "muse-ings". He was good for something then.


SandyCarlson said...

Sayonara, Mr. Muse! You made me laugh, Scott. Thanks.