Poems of the Week

To a War Widow

by Chris O’Carroll

They say you lost your husband,
The father of your kid.
I’m calling now to cheer you up.
Obama never did.

At least your dead guy knew
When he went off to war
What kind of fatal outcome he
Had signed himself up for.

I had no way to know
This job would be so tough.
I didn’t know I’d have to know
About health care and stuff,

And now I don’t get praised
For these great calls I make.
The media reports that say
Obama called are fake.