Poems of the Week

Springtime for Septuagenarians

by Nora Jay

Republicans furious over history lesson comparing Trump to Nazis
—The Guardian

Outcry after MSNBC host compares Sanders’ Nevada win to Nazi invasion
—The Guardian

This week we have ear-marked the Wehrmacht,
The versatile Waffen SS,
The Reich and the Führer.
What trick could be surer
For lighting a fire in the Press?

We quickly saw Donald McConnelled
(That’s “fought for with pop-eyed hauteur”):
It’s Liberal slurring
To talk about Göring!—
The GOP shrinks from a slur;

But as for old Bernie, his journey
Has garnered some Foxian cred:
To have a belittler
Compare him with Hitler
Is better than Wrong-Sort-Of-Red.