There seems to be no way of quelling

“It wasn’t long ago that pretty much everyone across the political spectrum could agree that it was embarrassing when our elected officials failed to use the English language correctly. Just ask former vice president Dan Quayle how to spell “potato.”

Yet as critics pounced on the latest errors as a sign of carelessness or incompetence, Trump defenders howled back, blasting the criticism as liberal-elite snobbery. It’s come to this: The fault lines of our deeply divided country have crossed into the once-neutral territory of grammar and spelling.”  

The Trump administration has a spelling problem.
 The Washington Post

There seems to be no way of quelling
His lying and whining and yelling.
Of this I am sure,
But must we endure
His wretched alternative spelling?

© Colleen Anderson, 2017

His wretched alternative spelling
appears not to hurt what he’s selling
to frenetic fans
impressed with his plans
who still find his tweets so compelling.

© Susan Elizabeth

The one thing that gets him to gushin’

“The latest sign of Trump’s infatuation is his refusal to accept the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russian state-sponsored hackers meddled in our election — a risky and provocative operation that could have been authorized only by Vladimir Putin.”

Why does Trump go googly-eyed for Putin?
The Washington Post


The one thing that gets him to gushin’
And turns his fake tan into blushin’
Is across the great blue,
Where Palin can view:
He’s crushin’ on someone who’s Russian.

© Colleen Anderson, 2017

He’s crushin’ on someone who’s Russian
but Putin’s preparing a hushin’.
He knows trump’s a fool
but such a grand tool
to help the bear’s beasties to rush in!

© Susan Elizabeth, 2017



In a month that is feeling like years

“Four weeks in, the man who says he inherited “a mess” at home and abroad is presiding over a White House that is widely described as itself being a mess.
Stung by the unrelenting criticism coming his way, Trump dismisses much of it as ‘fake news’ delivered by ‘the enemy of the people’ — aka the press. Daily denunciations of the media are just one of the new White House fixtures Americans are adjusting to.”

– The Associated Press
A Month of the 45th Presidency: Tweets and Turmoil for Trump


In a month that is feeling like years
forty-five is still fueling our fears;
it’s the art of the deal
touting fake news as real
while his advocates cover their rears.

© Susan E. Eckenrode, 2017

If fear and hate torpedo love

“We have a word for people who are dominated by fear. We call them cowards. Trump was not a coward in the business or campaign worlds. He could take on enormous debt and had the audacity to appear at televised national debates with no clue what he was talking about. But as president his is a policy of cowardice. On every front, he wants to shrink the country into a shell.” – David Brooks

If fear and hate torpedo love,
this ship is going down
and everybody still on board
will very likely drown.
Then while we slowly sink, we’ll hear
the captain and his crew,
absconding with the life boats shout,
“The Donald takes his due!”

© Susan Elizabeth, 2017