Since leaving the governor’s mansion after 14 years and 61 days in office, Rick Perry takes on his next challenge: getting over some of the “oops” moments he collected over his tenure.
Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter calls upon the blunders of ex-governor Rick Perry to inspire this week’s poem.
GETTING OVER THE OOPS
Everybody makes mistakes,
But not everyone’s on a stage.
Their oopses and uhs preserved for posterity,
a symbol of our mediated age.
You would hope that our leaders would be more bug-free,
but your hopes would be diluted.
Two out of three isn’t bad they say,
but it was not to Rick’s speech they alluded.
IQ is not important – or so we’ve been told.
Indictments are, likewise, no big deal.
A pair of nerd glasses and you’re in the clear,
for another spin of the big wheel.
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This story was prepared with assistance by Mackenzie Dunn