Government of Idioms

Government of Idioms

We elected a flabby fox
to guard the hen house.

That’s like putting a coal
lobbyist in charge of the EPA.

oops. He did that.

That’s like naming an anti-union lawyer
your Secretary of Labor.


That’s like nominating
Al Capone to run the IRS.

And I have no doubt a dead gangster
gets confirmed by this Republican Senate.

Want to change things? Make sure you’re still registered then vote!

Inspired by this week’s Living Poetry Prompt.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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6 Responses to Government of Idioms

  1. Harley Reborn says:

    Love it. Great job

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JeanMarie says:

    great poem, great picture. You’re (unfortunately) not going to run out of inspiration for a while.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lisa Tomey says:

    Your muse will fuel your fine words.

    Liked by 1 person

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