He Eat Dolce Vita ~ revisited

sealed with a kiss and a warrant

He fly da vulture

He stranger than danger

He swamp da monster

He got winner envy

He lose by plenty

He look orange monkey

He big sunshine faker

He red carpet bagger

He Passé da posse grabber (?)

He dat hound dog’s brother

He da Beastie’s bestie

He one mother trucker

He be Frankenstein’s baby

He wheel the dealer

He be Hoodoo Leader

He do voodoo healer

He cure Che Guevara

He scam Atlanta big crime

But yet . . . he do no time?

He ain’t no Saint Obama

He more Bananarama

Like Apprentice Master

As he cancel culture

He eat dolce vita

He Tweet de junkie

He crypt Golden Tower

He shower da power

He Big City Selfie

He be law an’ disorder

As he reheat old Dixie

He pardon turkey

He Black Friday frenzy

He get wife for trophy

He da weenie Mussolini

He fit golf buggy snugly

He say . . .
“No, and no, and no conspiracy!”

One thing he can tell you
is confidentiality ain’t free
( … just ask ask Mistress Stormy)

He virus sponsor

He the uber spreader

He the generous donor

He top secret taker

He snacks on grandma

He sports the Spandex

He spirits the implants

He squeeze the juices

He cheese the slices

He speaks the corn flakes

He teach true science

He stole the Tardis

He Doctor Who’s nemesis

He Iran da Hit Man

He corsage Bill Clinton

He no Hillary best friend

Miss Universe no miss him

He give narcissism meaning

He darkness footsteps

He stalk Great Walrus

He got weenie apparatus

He seek patriot short pants

He give rabies romance

He da tax man locust

He pay hocus pocus

He be Putin’s first choice

He in congress the office

He da coitus ex POTUS

He lecture Professor Virologist

He jack the Wall Street

He crack pepper da market

He cheat da counterfeit

He preach da false profit

He smokes and he mirrors

He confederates da riot

He working class opiate

He strokes dat bible belt

He confect da heaven sent

He nominate total control

His lawyers got no soul

He bork the process

As he broke the compass

He make the snake oil

He spark da trailer park

He poke da gun smoke

He beserk da shop clerk

He bad seduction

He strain the mutation

He mainline division

He fake the true fiction

He got all you watching

As he twerk the O ring

He dead Epstein boy friend

He sky high deception

He Ghislaine’s sly wingman

He plastic road trip

He syndrome deficit

He FOMO da podium

He do hip replacement

He da double geriatric

He shame the brand name

He bull the china shop

He big power addiction

He proud boy with the lot

But …

Sooner or later

He may recover

When the withdrawals

Come to a full stop

DEMOCRACY
COME TOGETHER
RIGHT NOW
… OVER ME

and I say . . .

“Arrivederci teenie il Duce!
Get back Jojo. Get back
to where you once belonged.
Mar-a-Lago, the USSR, that
Golden Tower, or wherever?!”

~ David B. Redpath ©2021-22

Artwork;
David B. Redpath © 2021-22

70 thoughts on “He Eat Dolce Vita ~ revisited”

    1. A landslide of thank yous, Elle 💛
      My hat says …
      “Make Him Stop Grating … Again!”
      On TV I saw him on the podium
      gyrating ( Or was it dancing?)
      during that non-stop re-election
      campaign. Fear not, the end is
      in sight.

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      1. The Cake of State 🍰 got altered
        and then left out in the rain ☔
        Somewhere in MacArthur Park?
        🎶 I don’t think that I can take it
        ‘cause it took so long to bake it 😢
        and I’ll never have that recipe again.

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  1. This is so incredible that I need to adopt a french accent and say instead ‘magnifique!
    However, were I to suggest any change, it would be a simple one: Replace all instances of ‘He’ with ‘Me’, on the grounds that it would provide the proper perspective for the orange 💩’s egocentrism.

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    1. From the rose garden of my heart,
      thank you very much 🌹🙏
      I wouldn’t dare speak on his behalf.
      Like one of his lawyers I could end
      up in jail, and cut adrift. Unless one
      gets a Presidential Pardon 🦃😎

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  2. The form this poem takes reminds me of “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks. As for the content, it’s spot-on, as any sentient being could confirm. Watching the news this week, I fear that even when Trump is gone, the Trumpism he spawned won’t be, and they have an abundance of weapons, a paucity of brains, and no moral compass. A very, very dangerous combination.

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    1. Thanks for that, Liz 🙏💛
      You’ve just inspired me to give
      it a tweak, a tweet, and a twerk,
      for the sake of poetic justice.
      But as you know, being an alien 👽
      I never make unsolicited comments
      regarding U S politics 😱 🕶️

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  3. This was super creative and different somehow, and made me smile. Artwork is paradoxically beautiful and frightening. Love the colours, brushstrokes, layout, particularly of the second one. 🎨💗

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    1. After 4 years of watching that
      slow motion train wreck called
      The Fake Truman Show, it was
      time to write a review before
      the circus leaves town 😎
      Very gratifying that you liked
      my dabbling, Lia 🙏 I did some
      digital filtering after splashing
      the oil paints around 💦🎨

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      1. Oh and I thought, from a previous comment on a different post around election time, that you were also against Biden! Well, your wordplay was smashing. Very cool that you paint with oils. My mom sometimes did also. 👩‍🎨🖼💛

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      2. As Leonard Cohen once said …

        I’m sentimental,
        if you know what I mean.
        I love the country
        but I can’t stand the scene.
        And I’m neither left or right,
        just staying home tonight,
        getting lost
        in that hopeless little screen.
        But I’m stubborn as those garbage
        bags that time cannot decay.
        I’m junk, but I’m still holding up
        this little wild bouquet.
        Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

        With oils you need to be very neat
        or be prepared to live with the mess
        … much like U.S. politics 🤔
        I can only guess that your mum was
        the type to clean up after herself 🎨
        … unlike Trump 😎
        I’m sure Biden, the winner of that
        Geriatric Beauty Pageant, couldn’t
        be any worse. But will he outlast
        Kamala Harris❓ Private interests,
        lobbyists 🤑 loaded up with bags
        of big business cash 💵 have totally
        corrupted the political process.
        If I was a cynical person I might
        just say that sleepy Joe is just
        another pig with his snout in the
        trough. But I’m not, so I’ll speak
        only of the President Elect with
        due respect 😇 🕶️

        As Bob Dylan might say …

        Money doesn’t talk, it swears.
        Political propaganda, it’s all phony.
        Goodness hides behind it’s gates,
        but even the President of the
        United States sometimes
        must have to stand naked.
        Though the rules of the road have
        been lodged, It’s people’s games,
        you got to dodge.
        But it’s alright, Ma, I can make it.

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      3. I am glad you can make it. As well as freely write it and paint it. :)) Democracy definitely helps with that, and voting preserves it. :)) 🙋‍♀️🗽🔆

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  4. Your artwork is fabulous. When I reached the end of the poem, I was thinking about how the poem plays with including and excluding verbs. When I saw the image, it stopped me in my tracks because it was a person who was still but was being pierced by the line. There is both stillness and movement, which made me think about the lines in your poem that are both still (no verbs) and in motion (with verbs.) – L.J.

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    1. Thanks John, and may
      the Desiderata be with you.
      As you correctly diagnosed,
      I was greatly influenced
      to write this piece by that
      other John 😎 So I made
      the choice to make mention
      of the Great Walrus.
      May he rest in peace 🙏

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    1. Being a lawyer, you’ll appreciate
      that I never name names, Anna 😎
      just in case Rudy is listening👂
      This piece of writing came to me
      in the form of a scary dream 😱
      late at night, during the witching
      hour⌚with a full moon rising 🌕

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    1. It’s all just one big Mar-a-Lago
      merry-go-round, Buckeye 🎠
      A comedy or a tragedy, only
      time … and a comprehensive
      investigation by the F.B.I., will
      tell. In the meantime I’m just
      grateful I live in a reality TV
      relatively free democracy 📺😎

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    1. Thanks for tuning in for my news
      bulletin to the brain, Katy 🙏 😎
      Is it just me, or has the World 🌎
      gone completely insane? 🤔 🕶️
      Lady Liberty 🗽seems to just be
      lollygagging whilst shit happens 😱

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      1. Always my pleasure, mindblowing-David!!! Yeah….it does seem as if the world has gone completely insane. I’m not sure what Lady Liberty is doing. I’ve been actively hopping on the thick cloud of Love and Prayers constantly surrounding the planet. I seriously believe although we don’t see it many places we look within society…there is a major force of healing and transformation occurring. Like childbirth…painful, messy and completely beyond our comprehension. I have to believe this. And even if I’m wrong, for me personally, it’s a great place to put my energy at this time. We’ve all got to do whatever feels right in our hearts. Egad, though, the challenges around the planet are A LOT to live with, take in and to process!!! It’s impossible to know what to do at times. Cheers and Hugs though, and Thank You again!!! 🥰🙏🏼😎❤️🍪☮️💖🌎🌻🐬💕🤗

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      2. Oh gosh!!!! WOW!!!! This is SOOOO lovely, David!!! Thank You with all my heart!!! May Yours be as well! Sending You HUGE hugs and tons of love, my friend! ❤️🙏🏼🐬☮️🌻🤗💖!

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