Rush Limbaugh (White House)A Poem Written for Rush Limbaugh, by Mark F. Stone The Society June 12, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Humor, Poetry 15 Comments Destined for the Mount Rushmore of Radio Triumphal times are on the way, America’s Anchor Man. We Dittoheads will toast the day when all is Right again. You cover what they won’t discuss. Your devotion to truth is supreme. You work so every one of us can live the American dream. Our loyalty, we freely pledge. There is no substitution. We must be on the cutting edge of societal evolution. With half your brain behind your back, just to make it fair, you counter every crass attack from the Attila the Hun Chair. Two phrases, since your fame unfurled, adorn your introduction: A Household Name Around the World, A Weapon of Mass Instruction. I call on everyone who cares for you, here and abroad, to pray, since thirty million prayers may touch the hand of God. Your upswing’s coming down the pike. We’ll revel when we see you firmly ensconced behind the mic. That’s the way things ought to be. [June 7, 2020] Mark F. Stone grew up near Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Brandeis University and Stanford Law School, he worked as an attorney for the United States Air Force for 33 years (as an active duty Air Force JAG attorney, as a Reservist, and as a civilian attorney). He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He began writing poems in 2005, as a way to woo his bride-to-be into wedlock. He tied for third place in SCP’s Best Poems of 2019 contest. He has had poems published at SCP and at Light. He is retired and lives in Ohio. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 15 Responses Joe Tessitore June 12, 2020 Bravo, Mr. Stone, from a fellow-Dittohead! Reply Mark F. Stone June 12, 2020 Joe, I have been a Rush fan since 1986, when I was living near Sacramento and he was still broadcasting on a local Sacramento radio station. Mark Reply Joe Tessitore June 13, 2020 Well done, you! Mrs. T and I can trace it back to 27 years (to the Hanta Virus, believe it or not!). Cynyr June 12, 2020 Well done! Reply Mark F. Stone June 12, 2020 Cynyr, I’m glad you like the poem. Thanks! Mark Reply Karyn June 12, 2020 Well said. Reply Mark F. Stone June 12, 2020 Karyn, Thank you very much. Mark Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 12, 2020 I loved hearing it and I loved reading it – a wonderful tribute to a very brave, honest and fair American. Thank you, Mr. Stone. Reply Mark F. Stone June 12, 2020 Susan, You’re welcome! Mark Reply Carrie Franklin June 12, 2020 I didn’t believe a thousand words could be enough to describe the devotion and admiration the American people feel for this American Icon – but you, Mr. Stone did so – and – so eloquently. Thank you sir! Reply Gary Kopp June 13, 2020 Rush is truly a national treasure. He’s been my guiding light since Gulf War I Reply Joseph S. Salemi June 13, 2020 God bless Rush Limbaugh, and give him health and strength! Reply Mike Bryant June 13, 2020 I’ve been listening to Rush as long as you have. You captured the legend perfectly and I really enjoyed hearing your recital as well. God Bless the USA, God bless Texas, God bless John Wayne, God bless Rush and God bless you too Mr. Stone! Reply C.B. Anderson June 13, 2020 “Talent on loan from God” is not an idle boast. Though sometimes a bit bombastic, he is never short on substance, and “substance over symbolism” has always been his motto. I’ve listened to him since my (now grown-up) children were still in the cradle, and I don’t regret a moment of it. Some of you, or even most of you, must have noticed how he became a bit unglued when President Trump awarded him that Presidential Medal, while Darth Pelosi was gnashing her teeth. Go Rush! Reply Joe Tessitore June 14, 2020 … and tearing up the State of the Union, literally and figuratively. Reply Leave a Reply to Mark F. Stone Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.