Saturday, September 21, 2013

Goodbye, Carlos Danger! Don't Let The Door Hit You In The A$$ On The Way Out!

If only all of the Dumbos would exit stage left behind the departing Carlos Danger (aka Anthony Weiner) into the mists of time. What a wonderful world it would be. This blog's poet-in-residence, Calvin Trillin, has written a farewell to aptly-named Weiner in a final octet. If this is a (fair & balanced) dismissal in verse, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Exit Weiner: A Confession
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Though no one was at times much keener
Than me to joke about A. Weiner,
Though his transgressions, being serial,
Provided us with rich material,
I have to say that we were lucky
That he got skunked. Those posts were yucky.
And toward the end the jokes grew grim.
I’m glad to see the back of him. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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