Poems of the Week

Ring the Bell!

by Ellen McWhirter

“Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday offered his most forceful rebuke
of Donald J. Trump, saying the former president is “wrong” that Mr. Pence
had the legal authority to change the results of the 2020 election and that
the Republican Party must accept the outcome and look toward the future.”
The New York Times

Ring the bell! Strike the gong!
He dared say 45 was wrong!
Thirteen months. Such record speed!
A man of courage, yes indeed.

Suppose he runs for president
And haste like this sets precedent?
Such valor, daring, grit, and nerve,
Albeit less than we deserve.

So, strike the gong! And ring that bell!
Could this portend a frozen hell?
A shift within the RNC?
Oh wait. This is reality.