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Captain America

by Chris Sorrenti

Hurray! They’ve just elected Captain America as President,
and though not necessarily faster than a speeding locomotive,
the kind that can put an ayatollah on the run,
make mom and her apple pie smile again.

I may only be a kooky Kanadian,
but know a good thing when I see it.
Mix old fashioned conservatism with the 1980’s,
and ladies and gentlemen ... you’ve got the gipper!
Wait till he brings Bonzo to the White House;
think you’ll see a few heads turn!

No he doesn’t have to be a movie star anymore,
just everyone’s favorite grand-dad.
Look up in the sky!
Is it a bird? Superman?
No - it’s Ronald Reagan in Airforce One!

© 1980

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Author's Note: In memory and honor of Ronald Reagan. RIP 1911 - 2004.

Posted on 06/07/2004
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maureen Glaude on 06/07/04 at 02:23 PM

I always felt sorry for him in later years, when the jokes about his disease came out. Imagine, l0 years suffering that, he and his family. And I think a very nice man, as you show too. I liked him best as an actor. Well done.

Posted by Ulyss Rubey on 06/08/04 at 05:20 AM

He certainly had the part down pat. I think he deserved a better grade than "B" on his acting. The epitomy of what a president should appear to be.

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 06/11/04 at 10:24 AM

Isn't it funny how the man who closed psychiatric facilities first in California, then the entire nation (creating our first homeless crises since the Great Depression) and left a massive federal deficit could also be kind of guy you'd like as a next door neighbor? He literally smiled and soothed us while his policies almost bankrupted the federal government. You've captured the "good guy" side of Mr. Reagan so well. Excellent.

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 06/11/04 at 02:07 PM

::claps loudly::... thank you for immortalizing my favourite president so well here... blessings...

Posted by Tim D Livingston on 06/11/04 at 04:57 PM

I wish I was more politically alert in the 80s. But you could've asked me anything about baseball cards! Thank you for the Kooky Kanadian perspective. Can't get enough of that! I really enjoyed this as I look back and learn about his presidency.

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