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It Takes a Village

to Shame the Shameless Hypocrite

By Chris ZPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
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No talkin’ ‘bout bootstraps when you’re out and down...

When you need a lawyer

with no cash to render.

John Q. Public

Pays your public defender.

Retirement approaching,

you can’t wait to collect,

Your socialist

Social Security check.

No talkin’ ‘bout bootstraps

when you’re out and down

Nowhere to be found

come your turn to buy a round.

Oh, you call yourself a Texan,

Talking ‘bout secession.

PPP and EIP,

kept you solvent last recession.

A buck gets ten

Only then will you admit

Amen, ‘it takes a village,’

to save the village idiot.

Should a Galveston encore

Come crashing ashore

And your guns come up short

Against a Categ’ry 4

You’ll abandon your

“Let’s go Branden” sham;

Hat in hand, bend the knee

to Sleepy Joe and Uncle Sam.

A buck gets ten

Only then will you admit

Amen, ‘it takes a village,’

to shame the shameless hypocrite.

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About the Creator

Chris Z

My opinion column garnered more reader responses than any other contributor in the paper's 40-year run. As a stand-up comic, I performed in 16 countries & 26 states. I've written 2 one-man shows, umpteen poems, songs, essays & chronologies.

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