Too Close For Comfort

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April Fools Day is no joke for Joe Biden, as he looks at running for President in 2020. What might have been an expression by him of support for a fellow politician, turned into an accusation of invading personal space. Now, five years later, the subject comes up; possibly to keep the “old man” out of the race! Amazing how fast age puts one out of touch in the eyes of the younger generation.

Lion of winter
Born free // now caged with loud words
Paranas’ hungry

Our d’Verse Monday Haibun prompt for today centers around the date April 1st.  April Fools Day is a time when pranks are pulled and a fun time is had by most!  I decided to write about the political news of the day.   Feel free to disagree with my post, but this is how it looks to me!

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Looking for a Lunatic?

When I first heard this song I thought, “What strange lyrics!” As I listened to I began to realize there are people who don’t like the calm life of work, a wife, a white picket fence, and kids. They like living on the edge and pushing boundaries, even to the point of craziness. The lyrics to this song came to my mind when I thought of the upcoming election.  My poem is tongue in cheek, but I am afraid it’s more realistic than any of us might like to think. Pushing the edges in Washington, D C might look like craziness, but then that might be what we are looking for!

Looking for a Lunatic ?

Billy Joel sang of being crazy

Reminding his girlfriend

“…It just might be a lunatic you’re looking for!”

Flash forward twenty years

A presidential campaign

A disgruntled public

A jilted woman and a crazy man

Vying for the top spot

Well America, you may be right

He might be crazy

But it just might be a lunatic

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