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Political Wags
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By Quentin Clingerman
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It's the season of the political wags
There's no good reason they're just full of gags
Gotta do the upsmanship, or putdownsmanship
Think it is so very cool, just hip

The good of the country is farthest from mind
Listening to all of these wags does grind
Get my ax out should be as sharp as the wag
Using his political talk as an old oiled rag

Don't count on the issues being pursued
It's the exaggerations and rumors that must be embued
With power to hurt the opponent full blast
Get a laugh is the aim, it's a great repast

Belittle, make fun of; caustic sarcasm to wit
May be devilish funny but enlightenment not a bit
Political candidates must have tough hide
Going on the political seasons joyride

Going on the political seasons joyride

Political Wags (c)2004 Quentin Clingerman

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Submitted: Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2004

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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