“Nothing Rhymes with Orange”

It’s strange that no word rhymes with orange.

That lack of rhyme seems apt to me.

I might suggest the word revenge.

The orange one sows disharmony.

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The unhinged despot wields his power,

His chief concern to please his base.

His lies and upsets mount each hour;

His mantra is “Repeal and Replace.”

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The orange one can be counted on

To avenge his real or imagined slights.

His staff and partisans learned to fawn.

Their bully-in-chief delights in fights.

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The orange man draws the radical fringe

That seeks to destroy our democracy.

Mere thought of him can make me cringe!

I recoil at his hypocrisy.

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How many laws can he infringe

And still incur no penalty?

His actions make me want to binge

On food or drink to blur reality.

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Instead, I’ll pledge to join the fight

With Indivisibles defending our nation.

History will one day prove us right,

A time in our land for jubilation!

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By Anna Dabney December 23, 2017