Donald J. Trump They laugh at him and sneer as if his lack Of faith in modernism’s unholy gods Can justify each Philistine attack And drown out facts with which they are at odds. Yet from their barbs he fashions Aaron’s rods That gobble up the hatred others feel And plant in all the people’s front yard sods New growth of sense that what is right is real. And his achievements? He wears U.S. steel In shining armor plates that can’t be beat. His lance is teaching communists to heel, To give up hope they ever can compete. He is a knight defined by words he’s kept And justified contempt for Life's inept. Poet's Note: Aaron was an Israelite prophet whose rod, or rods, devoured the pharaoh's rods and, in another instance, produced buds and blossoms. Evan Mantyk is President of the Society and teaches English literature and history in the Hudson Valley region of New York.