This muse is almost rhymed out, weeks of chaos to the brink and after if we get to pop open the corks, the champagne will be bitter not worthy of drink. Over a year from now with more debt and a most likely higher interest rate, we be facing the very same problem---a veritable Groundhog Day that will destroy our future. My hope is that the Tea Party continues to grow free of the disease of co-optment and principles becoming sacrificed to what is a very lucrative career.
Tea Leaves Readings
Where there is not a will there is no way
The dragons to be faced we cannot slay
Some may say this is a start
Others the nation is further apart
My quiver of arrows that slice and rhyme
Is empty, what could be a bigger crime?
This muse is almost completely rhymed out
So horse he can barely speak must less shout.
God help us when the Tea Party members in 2012 return
How much fuel to the torch of spending control will still burn
Only one way to survive for the wicked, lazy or even fiscal devout
You cannot long on the field of battle stay with only bugles and shouts
With shifting friends or allies or principles that fade
Flags of honor to the ground too quickly laid
One way and only one way we must now quickly enact
Amendment to the Constitution to balance the budget and revenues capped
For when the flame of public service becomes the most secure career
Our wallets are gone and we should be in a world of increasing fear
(c) August 1, 2011 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet