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It seems that from the taller trees
Comes presidential timber.
Israel’s first king stood out –
‘Twas Saul, if you remember.

There’s been a run of six foot men
This nation has elected.
If we cannot look up to some,
Those are the ones rejected.

It seems that female chances, then,
Of winning are quite narrow
Since few of them are ostrich tall
And closer to a sparrow.

And same for that short fellow who
Has/spends a lot of money.
If he wore elevator shoes,
His outcome might be sunny.

He might as well go home, recline,
Light cigars with his dollars.
He has to come up taller than
The tall ones’ necks and collars.

As each aspirant’s views are scanned,
Subconsciously we measure
How far into the clouds he stands
To find a redwood treasure.

So looking up to candidates
Is double in its senses.
To come up short in either one
Has highest consequences.

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Mike Bloomberg 5’8″
Elizabeth Warren 5’8″
Bernie Sanders 6’0″
Joe Biden 6’0″
Donald Trump 6’3″

King Saul of Israel – “he was taller than any of the people
from his shoulders upward” (I Sam.10:23)

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2020.

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Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

His height made him great ’round the basket.
But sadly, poor Wilt blew a gasket.
Dismayed by his death,
We all held our breath –
Would Chamberlain fit in a casket?

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2019.

 

 

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While some may stand on tiptoes,
Zaccheus climbed a tree;
And some have scaled a ladder
To see the scenery. 

The tall have an advantage,
Like sailors up the mast
Who crawl into the crow’s nest
To view the sea that’s vast. 

Most drew the stick that’s shorter;
Those with the longest, laugh.
Who? Those who don’t miss beauty –
The long-legged-necked giraffe.


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photo by Sias van Schalkwyk at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/okYcdnE/Out+of+Africa

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

 

 

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