(Dick Wright/PoliticalCartoons.com)‘Critical Race Theory’ and Other Poems by Russel Winick The Society December 20, 2021 Culture, Humor, Poetry 10 Comments . Critical Race Theory It’s quite amusing when some first Defend it with persistence, Then—feigning that they’ve not reversed— Deny its whole existence. . . Federal Government Logic The National Park Service says That animals should not be fed, Since it ends self-sufficiency When handouts can be sought instead. Meanwhile the USDA gave Free meals and food stamps out last year To nearly 50 million folks With somehow no dependence fear. . . Sex vs. Gender from a recent letter in a nationally syndicated advice column “I’ve never been a male, And therefore I’m demanding You note this without fail, My penis notwithstanding.” . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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) 10 Responses Cynthia Erlandson December 20, 2021 I love these, Russel! It’s sad that logic has apparently been declared illegal. Reply Russel Winick December 20, 2021 Thanks Cynthia. Yes, logic is just one of the many shortages under the regime of President Harris, I mean Biden. Sadly though, my loads of laundry have yet to be impacted. Reply Cheryl Corey December 20, 2021 Russel, I spent about twelve years as a legal secretary. What was I thinking? I’d love to see some wry humor on the legal field, lawyers then & now, etc. Reply Russel Winick December 20, 2021 Cheryl – legal secretaries do very important work. I appreciated mine immensely. Here’s a response to your poem request: POST-ARREST INEVITABILITY When someone gets arrested For a “white collar” crime, Two other things then happen Almost all of the time. A neighbor says: “He seemed so nice! A dark side? No one knew it!” Then criminal defense attorneys Swear he didn’t do it. Reply Sally Cook December 21, 2021 Nice to see some light verse in this season of dolorous discourse and delirious diction. We seem to have become craven hypocondriacs all. Don’t give the ship, Russel – we can still laugh, even when going down for the third time! Reply Russel Winick December 21, 2021 Thank you Sally. The ship may be going down, but I’ll try to keep the humor up. Reply Clifton Anderson December 22, 2021 You must think about this shit all day long. Good for you. I must admit that you are more stimulating for the mind than coffee is. Reply Russel Winick December 22, 2021 Thanks Clifton. Decaf, maybe. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant December 24, 2021 Russel, I love these little nuggets of poetic common sense… not only are they hilarious, they serve to let those thinking along the same lines that they’re not alone. Your poetry is essential to the wellbeing of one’s mind in an increasingly insane world. Thank you! Reply Russel Winick December 24, 2021 Thanks Susan – your comments made my day! Reply Leave a Reply 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.