The Biden Oil Refrain

As President, on his first day,
He closed old Keystone down,
Then shut off Arctic drilling,
Forty-thousand jobs left town.

He cancelled key oil leases,
Barred new highly needed ones,
And then was shocked gas prices saw
Inflationary runs.

“C’mon man” he begged OPEC,
“Please give us a lot more oil,”
With vows he’d do Obama bows
To any Mideast royal.

Amidst claims of a mandate
To be “following the science,”
In ten months self-sufficiency
Had sunk to sheer reliance.

But still Jen Psaki adamantly
Redirected blame,
Trump’s ending oil dependence
Was “the true cause” of our shame.




Each thing I’ve done that made life worse,
In such a mournful way,
Lord please give me the common sense
To not repeat today.



Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.

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16 Responses

  1. Sally Cook

    Dear Russel,
    History is recorded in the arts, and these are excellent examples of this shameful time… Thank you !

    • Russel Winick

      Thanks Sally. The illogic of this administration’s energy policy is just staggering.

      • C.B. Anderson

        It’s even worse than that, Russel. The other day Psaki said that rising oil prices might be a good thing, because that could drive people toward greener sources of energy. That’s how these fools think. They will do anything to deter prosperity, in the hope that people will always be dependent on government hand-outs. The government has no money other than that which it prints or steals from you and me. The current administration is a foul perversion of good government. Maybe someone can tell us to which circle of the Inferno these putative humans are headed.

      • Russel Winick

        Psaki does have a remarkable comfort level with dishonest or nonsensical comments.

      • C.B. Anderson

        Yes, indeed, Russel. Dishonesty and nonsense are specialties that have been perfected by Democrat politicians and functionaries.

  2. Paul W Erlandson

    The oil poem is a direct hit! Thank you for it!

    I cannot think of one other country in the history of the world that would leave its vast natural resources in the ground, specifically so that it could become weak and dependent on the (non-existent) mercy of others nations.

    We have become a nation of cuckolds.

    • Russel Winick

      Thanks Paul. The support for this self-destructive policy just baffles me.

    • Joseph S. Salemi

      Paul — that’s why we call timorous and timeserving conservatives “cuckservatives.” That includes George Will, RINO Republicans, the editors at The National Review, and anyone else who still thinks that we can sit around and debate reasonably and calmly while our culture is being gutted,

  3. Jordan Scheffler

    Well done! 🙂 This poem undoubtedly captures how one man’s lousy leadership is affecting a multitude of citizens. It demonstrates how our nation is suffering as a result of Biden’s sheer incompetence. Overall, this poem contains every bit of insight that the Biden Administration is lacking.

  4. Jordan Scheffler

    Very well done. This poem captures how one man’s poor leadership is impacting a multitude of citizens. Our nation is suffering as a result of the incompetence in the Biden administration. This poem contains the insight those running our country ought to have.

  5. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    Russel, you are the poetic voice of common sense in an ever-increasingly insane world, and I thank you for your literary sanity.

    • Russel Winick

      Thanks Susan. I just wish there was more left over for my non-literary ventures!

      • Susan Jarvis Bryant

        So funny! Sanity is overrated – I’m speaking from personal experience.

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