There are two things I will never forgive Gerald Ford for: pardoning the criminal Richard Nixon, and bequeathing to the nation the twin disasters of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. For the rest of it, I offer this
DIZAIN ACROSTIC ON THE CARETAKER PRESIDENT
Anagram: "Forged Lard."
G olly whiz, look at what we've got
E xecutively speaking, in
R esidence in the White House! Not
A coal to be found in his bin!
L et's hope he gets by with a grin,
D ishing out of his larder some
F orged lard now and then, his left thumb
O rificially a stopgap,
R ight thumb a-suck, leaving him dumb
D exter and sinister, the sap.
From Curses and Laments, copyright © 1978 by Richard Behm, Song Magazine, and reprinted in The Collected Lyrics of Lewis Turco / Wesli Court 1953-2004, Star Cloud Press, © 2004 by Lewis Turco. All rights reserved.