Fat and Dumb

 

 

They ate American cheese and wonderbread

They loved their Ronald Reagan

They never cluttered their empty head

And accused us all of treason

 

Most nations they can’t find on a map

They twiddle their thumbs with dumbness

They run from thought like a thunderclap

And rejoice in life’s sameness

 

Malls and Burgers and stupid TV

This is the staple of the meager beast

They pledge allegiance to liberty

And imagination is deceased

 

All their heroes lie in the past

The Bulge, the blood of Iwo Jima

Their present is something hardly harassed

For reading they lack stamina

 

They’re fatter and fatter every day

They drive a car to travel two blocks

A coma like trance seems to hold sway

Over these meek and mongoloid flocks

 

They sold the Afghans missiles and guns

And rejoiced when the Soviets fell

Killing the cold war stanchions

They ushered in  Ben Ladin’s death knell

 

And W is their new pin up Dad

A preening, callow, shifty man

They hardly realize they’ve been had

Their jobs will go to Uzbekistan

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2004

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