Friday, November 24, 2017

Two Penneys From Mayor Kenney-Dribble

From the City of Brotherly Love in an already divisive year
The mayor spouts off with over the top rhetoric most us do not want to hear
James Kenney proves the adage of penny wise pound foolish
Attacks Trump as a bully and a punk and on ending TPS downright peevish
Not to be in bards undone
Rails against Trump’s for doing a lousy job of raising their son
Rhetoric that is guaranteed for the listener tune the speaker out
Obstacles to any rational discourse on the solution to quickly mount
After Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 and over 300,000 died
TPS was granted to almost 60,000 refugees and now Trump has an extension denied
Like any welfare or entitlement program started, TPS seems impossible to end
But temporary is temporary and after seven years Trump is bucking the an entitlement program never ends
Some of the refugees may have jobs others may not
Information on crimes that had been committed is now belatedly being sought
It is a tough call especially if while here, the refugees added links to the chain
A spouse, a child or two, impassioned pleas to protect them from the hardship of feeling the pain
Tough call but I suspect that the best and brightest we did not receive
Better to have increased aid so Haiti could faster rebuilding achieve
  © November 24, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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