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Obama is No Messiah

By on 12.18.13 | 9:37PM

Commenting on President Obama’s shortcomings, Barbara Walters told Piers Morgan last night, “We thought he was going to be…the next Messiah.”

This comment took me back to the day after the 2008 election when I read this poem at the Cantab Lounge in The People’s Republic of Cambridge – a venue which I have since been banned from for life. 

This poem is titled “The Messiah Has Not Come”:

So the Messiah has triumphed

What have we really gained

Besides opiates of hope and change

That can only mask the pain

 

He tells us, “Yes we can,”

Knowing full well we can’t

Ever make a perfect world

No matter how loudly we chant

 

I did not bet on the dark horse

You brand me with a scarlet letter

Should you call me a racist

I say you’ll have to do better

 

With the wave of his left hand

He commanded calm in the ocean

Yet it only takes the toss of a pebble

To set these waves back in motion

 

He who we have duly anointed

Tells us the water won’t make us wet

Struggling to stay afloat his promises

Perhaps we deserve what we get

 

If our time is here and now

Don’t expect me to have faith

To believe that lofty words

Can separate the wheat from the chaff

 

I’m not questioning your faith

It’s yours for you to leap

But if you are to suddenly fall

Will it be yours to keep?

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