Quatrain For The Day After Elections

They tell me that the Trumpeter declared

that he was far greater than Abraham

Lincoln.  Now we should pray hard to be spared

four more years of that damned Schlemiel's slam-sham.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

The fourth line does not contain an intentional expletive:  I used the word in the theological sense that I believe that the Trumpeter is one of the damned souls that Old Possum wrote about so eloquently in his poem, The Hollow Men.

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