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ON MOUNT RUSHMORE

Poetry By: moonphish
Poetry


chips off the ol' block


Submitted:Mar 14, 2012    Reads: 18    Comments: 7    Likes: 3   


stone images sat four abreast

they had been for some time
debating which of them was best
and who the most sublime
now. roosevelt was always loud
his " bully ! " filled the air
his terms in office left him proud
his deeds, he loved to share
" i built canals in panama
as well as foreign trade
a big stick i held in my paw
but soft, the tracks i made "
then jefferson was butting in
and shouted "teddy, hark !
i'm twice the man you've ever been
and left a bigger mark "
the declaration that was planned
was patterned on my stance
i doubled up this country's land
by buying tons from france
then lincoln said, "now listen, bud
perhaps you made us large
but when the civil strife boiled blood
i was the man in charge"
" i put an end to slavery
and saw all men fulfilled
so we could live in liberty
and for this act, was killed "
and washington then cocked his head
in argument, he burst
"i've listened here to all you've said
but i was best and first "
" i fought the war against the brits
and made us what we are
i gave those limey redcoats fits
this country's shining star "
and then there came a booming voice
" just stop your idle chat
for i shall be the people's choice
they soon shall see to that "
" for i am known as crazy horse
you stole this land from me
but i'll be honored in due course
from sea to shining sea "
" now, rushmore was a lawyer's tag
its not your monument
before you white dogs raised your flag
my people came and went "
" my size will overwhelm you all
for i will be the best
my strong face twenty feet more tall
on my arm , you could rest "
" it takes time for magnificence
but i shall not be rushed "
the sun set on the presidents
and in its redness, blushed




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