for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 29 November 2020, putrid.

When looking at the White House,
There isn’t long to go,
Just six more weeks of waiting,
And then you’ll have your Joe.

All the dodgy dealings,
And all those putrid smells,
With guns and immigration,
White supremacy, as well.

We need to give the man time,
Some time to turn the tide,
But we have expectations too
There will be no free ride.

The CO2 emitters
How loud will be their voice?
When climate verson system,
What will be his choice?

I realise he’s restricted,
I’m not quite so naive,
But lest we see some progress,
The world will not believe.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

17 thoughts on “Expectations”

  1. Thanks, Mr. Bump. I appreciate your poem coming from the UK. It shows me just how inter-connected we humans are in this day and age of the internet. Our Gov’t has gone to hell in a handbag with ‘ass hole’ in charge. I just pray he hasn’t damaged it beyond repair. But, you are more astute than most Americans in that you realize he can’t do things entirely on his own – he has to work with (fight with?) 535 other people to get anything done. If all they want to do is stand around and piss on each others shoes, then his chances are slim and none.

    I enjoy comments from my UK and European friends. Thanks again.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. My poem recognizes that even under Obama, CO2 emissions went up. It’s not Trump, it’s not even a US thing, because the UK and RoW are just as bad, but certainly the US needs to start playing an active role.

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  2. I agree. It will take a lot if work to overturn the harm T has done. If only the money T spends on lawyers was used for something good, but that won’t happen. If McConnell came down with a serious case of Covid, maybe he’d see the light. Right now he’s going to be a thorn in Biden’s side.

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    1. I wish McConnell would ‘see the light’, but I’m afraid he’s been drinking the cool aide too long. There are 27 people – last I heard – that have the bug among the WH staff, and yet ass hole keeps singing his hoax, fake news, conspiracy melody as if it’s gospel truth. I can’t wrap my head around how many and why people fall for his bull shit. I think common sense has been bred out of humanity?

      I dislike the far right as much as the far left. Neither of those groups appear to have any form of common sense. The work of gov’t or any organization only get’s done by compromise – working together in the middle. I’m not so sure we can do that anymore. It seems he has turned the radicals loose on both sides and no one is about to cross the line to walk out in the middle. Damn shame.

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  3. You’re very right. There are often so many factors people don’t see — and the press tends to fudge over. It takes more than one man to fix the world. There’s a far left and a far right that must be balanced, and you just can’t please some people without causing grief to others. As you mentioned in an earlier post. 🙂

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  4. Yes, our Joe will have an uphill and lengthy row to hoe to get the U.S. back on track after all of the damage Trump has done and still is doing. It’s amazing how quickly (just four years) Trump and his sycophants were able to bring the American Democrat to its knees.

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