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Barack Hussein Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

It was a monumental thing
That no one will forget,
Like the Titanic hitting ice,
Or tissues getting wet. 

We search our minds and know the cause –
Leastwise, we think we do:
The lion and lamb now lie in peace –
The Arab and the Jew. 

Let’s not leave out Guantanamo –
When promise kept, how sweet!
The dirty birds have flown the cage,
And terror’s in retreat. 

Republicans and Democrats –
No longer partisan!
His leading by example means
Crass politics all shun. 

Iraqi War has gone away –
Ere him, it was the plan.
But there, the sabers rattle now,
And still Afghanistan. 

And what’s that droning that I hear,
That sudden bomb that bursts?
It surely cannot mean that he
Has blood among his thirsts. 

And yet, the puzzle still remains;
The pieces do not fit.
The prize was won before those things,
And not by little bit. 

Now puzzle we on puzzle lay;
The nomination came
With him as chief for just twelve days.
Then where’s his peaceful claim? 

It cannot be what he has done,
But only what he said.
His teleprompter’s really good!
And Nobel faces red.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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