A year of transition was Seventeen- unlike any year I remember
Polarization to the max, right through the end of December
Snuggling each in corners apart, the Rs and the Ds stood their ground
Playing the game of political chess, or more like kids on a merry go round
For some quick reminders these names I will cite, lest they fade from the memory scene
I’ll add some events only because they’re germane to “17”
The “coronation” of Donald Trump as our 45th Pres-i-dent
The proliferation of “tweets” from him, displaying his child-like bent
The March of Women the following day, a clue that dissension was real
And the staunch support he received from his base, a sign of the strength of their zeal.
Will the following folks still be around as part of our “household” names –
As “18” rolls on and filters them out – and brings us some “midterm” games ???
Bannon, Comey, Rosenstein, Flynn, Manifort, Papadopoulos
Kaepernick, Spicer, Huckabee-Sanders, but not-the turtles in the Galapagos
Preibus, Kelly, Conway and Kushner, Junior. Ivanka and more
Life at Mara Lago, where the lingo begins with “fore”
Harvey, Irma, Maria, Mayor Cruz of old San Juan
“Non Hero” McCain kills Health Care “reform”, he recognizes a “con”
Bob Mueller, Neil Gorsuch and Vladimir P. and “Little Rocket Man” too
Las Vegas and Charlottesville (shades of the Clan) and Weinstein producing “#metoo”
Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer, no-jokin’ Al Franken, and others caught up in the web
The grabs and the touches, the lack of respect will hopefully be on the ebb
Will WE MOVE OUR ISRAELI EMBASSYl or was that merely meant to alarm?
And what to do about “alternate facts?” do they cause societal harm?
Is the “Free Press” only doing its job or is a “witch hunt” underway?
Will the Russia investigations – finally end some day ?
The Dreamers still are dreaming and the Muslim Ban engenders fears
No wall yet — but hark! it looks like there’s still 3 more years –
The “tax cut” passed by a hair – and one of the winners was Don
And the stock market’s racing skyward – how long can that go on ???
Surely, the year’s Entertainer was President Donald J. Trump
But the character of our nation — underwent a significant bump
Presidents should role-model values – of love, respect and peace
And language is how that translates – as a country we can’t let that cease
So bye bye to 17 – May 18 bring us together
All of us love our country – and that makes us birds of a feather.