An eminent conversation poem:
A PETITION OF REDRESS
A trio of powdered wigs are set to serious business this day.
A hearing must be held to keep the thieves of freedom at bay.
With ominous creak, the door reveals an unlikely source to blame
Fair of form and face, she is. Head held high and without shame.
“I cannot tell a lie, Madam, I am thoroughly confused.
I did not expect to see a girl stand as the accused.”
“The blood spilled out in yonder soil was precious to a drop.
I cannot believe you cheapen it for just a chance to shop.”
“The lame-stream news works over time with all those gotcha quotes.
I am simply misunderstood, Wait, are you taking notes?
These shoes are for the Country, the people expect to see
The leaders of the United States dressed like royalty.”
“To the heart of the matter, General, lest our efforts come to naught.
Madam, did you at least study the results of what you have wrought?
Did you not understand our thoughts on religious liberty?
Did you forget our purpose that all men should be made free?”
“But, Mr. Jefferson, you can’t know Muslims, though, and all their wicked plans,
They say they want to rule the earth and make us live by the Quran.
The Christian bible tells us that the Hindus are the worst.
It’s only fair that we should rule, cause Christians got here first.”
“Gentlemen, I’d bet my spectacles, we waste our time with this.
Nonsense and divisive rhetoric, the wise men will dismiss.
Science will triumph over all and intelligence will rule the day.
As the fog of stupidity fades, this all will go away.”
“Mr. Franklin, I breathe with relief and hope that you are right.
We’ve worked too hard and come too far to let ignorance snuff the light.
As Father of this Country, my faith rest in the belief
That the Great Experiment we did begin is stronger than any thief.
“What about me, sirs? I want to be part of the conversation!
My ignorance should not prevent me from being important in this nation!”
“My lady, please forgive me if I do not say this right,
For the Republic do give up these dreams and go fly a kite.”