An American's Explanation

On the day that I was born,
Never was a child torn
from their mother’s umblical cord
with as much knowledge stored
as resided in my frontal lobe
in this or any corner of the globe.

And when I came from the womb
my knowledge did then bloom
I saw the doctors with crystal clarity
both their beauty and vulgarity
and said, “Now isn’t this a twist?
That ever a babe did exist,
With such powers of observation?”

“Why I shall be the king of this nation
And bring peace and order and vacation
from war and faminine and disease
and all with the greatest of ease
for there is no equation or problem that can’t be solved
once my brain and I become involved!”

The nurses said: “O, how cute.”
My father simply stood mute.
He grinned and looked toward my mom
Who laid against the pillows, calm.
They brought me to her and put me into her arms
wherein she did fall for my charms
of tiny features and tiny hands
“Oh, look at you my little man.”

“Do you know how long I waited?
Ever since you were created?
Nine long months to see your face
To touch your hand and embrace
You are my greatest love.
And you will rise far above,
all my expecations, that is clear
Yes, I know, I can tell, dear.
You’re the smartest baby ever born
a vertiable Einstein reborn.”

A declaration of hope and love,
To which I replied: “Well, no duh.”

Then she screamed and I went flying
and if I’m lying, then I’m dying.
I fell and my head struck the floor
…that’s why I voted for Bush instead of Gore

An American's Explanation

William H

Joined December 2007

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Ah, just something silly I came up with at work. I’m a secretary, so it can get pretty boring.

Not intended to be offensive in anyway, I promise, it’s just a silly piece of poetry

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