ballot box stuffing captured in 2,000 Mules documentary‘Un-Justice Merrick Garland’ and Other Poetry by Russel Winick The Society August 18, 2022 Culture, Humor, Poetry 19 Comments . Un-Justice Merrick Garland “Garland is a moderate,” Obama swore, We all can see his moderation now— The Trump raid tactics never used before, Which Garland must have learned from Chairman Mao. . . You Know It’s Coming Which will it be? A new outbreak? Whole new disease? What will it take? Protest poll sites Months in advance? Spur mail-in votes, Can’t take a chance! They’re testing now What they devise, To be their next October surprise. Dems crave control, So votes they’ll reap, By all means if Our side’s asleep. . . Useful lnstruction Manual The manual that came with his new hearing aids, Said if he’d like to still hear something clearer, One strategy that’s worked quite well for decades— If possible is get up and move nearer. . . 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 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. 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) 19 Responses Roy E. Peterson August 18, 2022 Right on the nose, Russel! Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 Thanks Roy. Sad, isn’t it, that all this is happening? Reply jd August 18, 2022 Enjoyed all three. Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 I’d glad to hear that, and appreciate your letting me know. Reply Russel Winick August 21, 2022 Thanks Roy. Sad, isn’t it, that all this is happening? Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant August 18, 2022 Timely & Terrific! ❤️ Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 Thank you, poet laureate! Reply Cheryl Corey August 18, 2022 I like the play between “moderate” and “moderation”. All three poems are spot on. Your witty gems never fail to disappoint! Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 Thank you Cheryl. I greatly appreciate your lovely comments. Reply Cheryl Corey August 19, 2022 Russel, I mis-spoke. I meant to say they never disappoint, not fail to disappoint. Paul Freeman August 18, 2022 So Trump didn’t hoard classified documents at his resort-home. Or: Trump’s visage could not have been redder when docs with the White House’s header were found in profusion through legal intrusion before he could reach for the shredder. Thanks for the reads, Russel. Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 Paul, thank you for reading my work and providing your response. I truly appreciate that, regardless of how differently we may view matters. Reply Sally Cook August 18, 2022 Russel, you are aware. Now we must beware! Love the poems. Reply Russel Winick August 18, 2022 Thanks Sally – I’m so glad to hear that. Reply Norma Pain August 19, 2022 “You know it’s coming” rang true for me. Hopefully we are not all asleep at the time. Your poetry is succinct, clever and funny. Thank you Russel. Reply Russel Winick August 20, 2022 Thank you for your lovely comments Norma. They are very uplifting! Reply Margaret Coats August 20, 2022 Thanks for these deftly styled and entirely accurate epigrams. The first is a high-caliber example, and though the second might be considered long for the genre, I’ll call it an expansive epigram full of pith in punchy lines. Keep up the good words! Reply Russel Winick August 21, 2022 Thank you Margaret. I’m glad you liked them, and truly appreciate your reaching out with kind words. Reply Conor Kelly August 21, 2022 Chairman Mao Visits Mar-a-Lago My lawyer, named Russell, will clearly state I’m not FBI, so I’m thereby free to rummage through papers, while the Feds wait, as long as I pay Trump my entrance fee. 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.