Friday, December 19, 2014

Today, The Deadline Poet Channels His Inner Sage O'The Okefenokee Swamp

With this post, a pair of authentic geniuses gracing this blog: Walt Kelly and Calvin Trillin. If this is (fair & balanced) truth to power, so be it.

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The backing of regimes where torture’s used
Was once an issue causing quite a fuss.
But now, to paraphrase what Pogo said,
We’ve met the torturers, and they are us. 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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