Once there was a president,
Cold and heartless, who set about
Finding ways to make his country
Great by keeping migrants out.
"We'll place soldiers along our southern
Border," said the nation's boss.
"That way we can easily stop
Migrants from making their way across.
"And if the migrants become unruly,
The soldiers can shoot them, one by one."
Advisers turned to the president
And said, "No, sir, that can't be done."
"Then let the soldiers shoot the migrants
Low, low, in the ankles or thighs.
We will see the unwelcome
Migrants start to drop like flies."
Advisers looked at their boss and said,
"Sir, that's also out of the question."
The president, getting angry now,
Said, "Then here's another suggestion:
"We will build a moat along
Our border wall and fill that moat
With alligators and venomous snakes."
That idea made him gloat.
"And then we'll add spikes to the wall--
Spikes that can penetrate human flesh.
Find me the cost for all of this,
Or else we'll have to start afresh."
Suddenly, he said, "I know:
We'll just change asylum laws
And separate the families.
That should give the migrants pause."
Hard, hard the administration
Worked together to find a plan,
Using words like "riff-raff," "invaders,"
"Dangerous threats," and "caravan."
The whole world watched in horror,
Lamenting how democracy fails
When an unfit elected leader
Goes completely off the rails.
-by Bob B (10-4-19)