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!
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Author's Note: In memory and honor of Ronald Reagan. RIP 1911 - 2004.
Posted on 06/07/2004
Copyright © 2019 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.