A Short Poem for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, by Joe Tessitore The Society August 5, 2021 Culture, Humor, Poetry 21 Comments . I’m Andrew Cuomo—I get a pass. If you don’t like it, kiss my ass! I’m Andrew Cuomo—I don’t resign. I’m governor—this state is mine! . . Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News: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) 21 Responses Paul Erlandson August 5, 2021 Accurate. Reply Julian D. Woodruff August 5, 2021 Great! I knew it was yours just from the title. But I’d bet that Mr. C’s vulgarity surpasses yours, even in casual speech. Reply Sally Cook August 5, 2021 Dear Joe T. — A PC babe I’m not. Please be aware No piercings catch upon my underwear. And if some old guy snuffles in my hair I don’t go screeching. I have got a pair Of boobs — and yes, some other things as well Best not to mention more; clear as a bell I do rejoice that daisies in the dell Still reproduce, that clear as living hell Is when you cannot live your own sweet life — And politicians hold you to the knife Of mindliess rules; you can’t dance to a fife Until the piper pays. So, who pinched who Seems all so dull, when coming into view Are crimes of much more substance — witch’s brew. Reply Russel Winick August 5, 2021 Joe: Your poem nails him! Here’s my humble follow up: Cuomo in a cell should be. Long shot, but don’t dismiss it. If he gets there he’ll soon see – His ass – they’ll more than kiss it. Reply Mo August 5, 2021 Hahaha! Love it, Joe! I don’t get on the site much, but liked your poem so much, I had to take the time to reply. Reply Peter Hartley August 5, 2021 Joe – I haven’t a clue who Gov Andrew Cuomo is but I like this, short, punchy and effective. Whoever he is he sounds an arrogant character and much like a nineteenth century master of Balliol College, Oxford (I think), for whom was written: First come I, my name is Jowett / There’s no knowledge but I know it/ I am the master of this college. / What I don’t know isn’t knowledge. (I might not have got it quite right) Reply Joseph S. Salemi August 5, 2021 Andrew Cuomo is the Governor of New York State. Because he has an absolute majority in both houses of the New York Legislature, he has acted like an overentitled tyrant for the last eight years. He is arrogant, vindictive, and self-absorbed, like most Democrats. Watching him get destroyed by his own allies in the next few weeks will be fun. Joseph S. Salemi August 5, 2021 The best that we can do to nail this slob Is say he felt up females on the job? What about the thousands of old folk He shoved inside of nursing homes to croak? That’s why he should dangle from a noose — Not because he grabbed some broad’s caboose. Reply Joe Tessitore August 6, 2021 I wouldn’t be surprised if he skates away from this. It seems to me that all of the signs are pointing in that direction. The State Attorney General – who has the power to bring charges against him and who clearly has the evidence – did not do so; she simply issued a report. After saying that Cuomo should resign, even The Resident slammed on the brakes when he was asked if he should be impeached. The Federal Department of Justice said that there wasn’t enough evidence to bring charges against him for the nursing home scandal – fifteen thousand dead bodies, and there’s not enough evidence. How far we’ve come since the days of a former Governor who was forced to resign for wearing his socks while frequenting hookers. Reply Sally Cook August 9, 2021 Joe, my comment on this is that, having established a crime worse than murder (feeling up an employee), to which we must all fall down, quivering and shaking, and without, as usual, giving any thought to some or all of individual cases, they have established a convention which demands widespread acceptance, they now have an effective delaying tool with which to consider the more weighty issues and how to get aorund them. By continuing to make ever more particular “groups” the individual becomess just a speck. And once the individual is lost, so is art. Reply Jeff Eardley August 5, 2021 Short and so very sweet Joe. Mr Cuomo has featured on our news over here recently. Looks like he’s heading for “Prince Andrew” territory before long. Thanks for a good laugh on a wet day. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant August 6, 2021 Joe, this poem packs a powerful punch in its brevity. What a vicious, murderous, duplicitous world we live in. Reply Maurice O'Sullivan August 6, 2021 If Cuomo’s gropes deserve their lumps, We should expect the same for Trump’s. In these sad days we’re so divided That poets must not be one-sided But recognize, among their missions, They need to weigh all politicians. Reply Joe Tessitore August 6, 2021 Cuomo’s own brought the accusations against him, and Cuomo’s own found those accusations to be credible. Cuomo’s own found his denial of those accusations to be not credible, and yet Cuomo’s own did not file criminal charges against him, when it was undeniably in their purview to do so. Write a verse about Trump’s hand in the vaccines and you may find that I’ll be agreeing with you. Reply Joe Tessitore August 6, 2021 And, as far as I know, Trump doesn’t have 15,000 dead bodies to answer for. C.B. Anderson August 6, 2021 You’ve captured the mood, Joe, but unfortunately this reprobate will likely skate. Reply Russel Winick August 9, 2021 I’ve been waiting for a Cuomo defense attorney, likely a woman, to mimic his loud proclamations of innocence in the sexual harassment cases (despite the Kavanaugh standard of always believing accusers). It happened yesterday. Hence this poem. THEY ALL KNOW ABOUT CUOMO Cuomo’s crimes were not a secret, His Administration knew it. As does the defense attorney Swearing that he didn’t do it. Reply Joe Tessitore August 10, 2021 A Misunderstanding If you came to my house I’d unbutton your blouse And I’d fondle your breasts – It’s the way I greet guests! Reply Mo August 10, 2021 Hahaha! Right again, Joe! He says that’s how we Italians are. Well, we may be friendly but we are not all perverts! How dare he blame his heritage. Reply Joseph S. Salemi August 11, 2021 Humpty Don Cuomo sat on a wall. Humpty Don Cuomo had a great fall. All of his lawyers and tough muscle-men Can’t put Don Cuomo together again. (Let’s see what happens to his little brother Fredo, the family incompetent. Maybe we can get him into a nursery rhyme too.) Reply Norma Okun August 25, 2021 Your poem Joe, about Andrew Cuomo helped me to write these words. Once there was no hope Until Cuomo said For child abuse victims The statute of limitations was no longer expired for at least 2 years Before, the crime was done for and the victims cried He thought it would be Good for the victims of child abuse To extend the statute of limitations The parties who control government Made sure that for what Cuomo did He would pay for with his own doings being exposed And they made sure to call him an abuser And a user of his power to molest females And in that way they got revenge on him Putting the “abuser” to defend himself This is the price he paid for being thoughtful Of people who were victims of powerful organizations Using their power to manipulate To please themselves To disregard their feelings and be a hypocrite And grope female’s body parts as he wished to do He was caught having it two ways He is now serving the price of his own purposes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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