Photo of Gen. Douglas MacArthur‘Douglas MacArthur, Et al.’ by Cheryl Corey The Society April 25, 2022 Culture, Humor, Poetry 4 Comments . Douglas MacArthur, Et Al. Douglas MacArthur waded through the surf, Unafraid to lead his men in battle. Today, they’d rather write a book, tattle On their bosses, and walk on Astroturf. Just sayin’: MacArthur, Nimitz, Halsey— You gotta give ‘em credit: those men were ballsey. . . Joe Biden, Workaholic Joe Biden works from nine to five: He works and works and works all day; When Friday finds him scarce alive, He’s off to Delaware to play. He rides his bike along the beach, Maybe even eats a peach; He tries to walk, he swims, he runs— Being Prez is so much fun! And then it’s time to take a nap; He dreams of kiddies on his lap. When Monday comes he gets the blues. “Jill, where’s my goddamn shoes?” . . Creeping Joe Biden creeps on little girls; He likes the ones with pretty curls. He says he’d like to take them home; Maybe share an ice cream cone? He touches here, he touches there; He leans way in and sniffs their hair. Someone tell the moms—Beware! . . Cheryl Corey’s recent credits include the current issue of Iconoclast and www.grand-little-things.com. Other publications include Iambs & Trochees, Deronda, The NeoVictorian/Cochlea, The Comstock Review, Mobius, and Time of Singing. In 2007 she received 1st Place for the Dylan Thomas Award and Honorable Mention for the June Kraeft Memorial Award in The World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets contest. 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) 4 Responses jd April 25, 2022 Enjoyed all three, Cheryl, especially the second. Reply Cheryl Corey April 25, 2022 Thanks, jd. I hope people get a good chuckle. I suppose I shouldn’t be mocking the leader of my country; but sadly, this administration deserves it. I had checked out a library book of images from WWII, and when I saw the iconic photo of MacArthur returning to the Philippines, I couldn’t help but contrast that with today. The military leaders that I do admire are not part of the current regime. I think the wokesters would wet their pants before they got their pants wet. We need more Patton and less patent leather. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant April 26, 2022 Great stuff, Cheryl! I thoroughly enjoyed every hilarious one of them, “Creeping Joe” (great title) being my favorite. The sad insanity of today’s society needs to be pointed out, and what better way to do it… with poetry and a smile. Thank you very much for these… you’re a poet after my own heart! Reply David Whippman May 1, 2022 Very readable poems. The first one reminded me of Gen. Mark Millie waffling on about “white rage.” A far cry from the warlords of yesteryear. Let’s hope the Russians and Chinese don’t find out! And Biden…I’ve seen videos of him around young girls, and I can’t understand why your press (I say “your” as I am a Brit) gave him such an easy time. 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.