Twinkle Twinkle Little Occupiers

We are the ninety-nine percent.

We spent our wad and out it went.

We have school debt we thought we might pay.

But now we hope to protest it away.

We are the ninety-nine percent.

We occupy pointless dissent.

We scream and we yell at Wall St. greed,

While anxiously awaiting the next Twitter feed.

We are the ninety-nine percent,

Useful idiots, Mr. President.

Obama, Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

Please provide us with your political porn.

We are the ninety-nine percent.

We want to smoke pot and pay the rent.

We are one percent happy and ninety-nine not,

We don’t “rightly” have what others have bought.

© Sally Paradise, 2011, All Rights Reserved

2 Responses to Twinkle Twinkle Little Occupiers

  1. Loved your poem! What a mixed up thing Occupy is. I still can’t get a handle on what they’re about. One says one thing; another says something different. Their signs are whacked. I shared through Facebook and Twitter. I have about 1200 followers there and noticed that it was retweeted almost immediately by someone with 2200 followers. 🙂

  2. Sally Paradise says:

    Thank you for your comments.

    The Occupy protests seem to be nothing more than unmitigated boredom with and inane whining about some generalized (fill in the blank) frustration – in other words, their liberal education has left them holding a bag of expensive nothing.

    And, we all know whose playthings idle hands are.

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