Poetics Of The Day: Gettysburg Revisited


Abraham Lincoln,

may his name be blessed,

has risen from his place of rest

fearing that America is sinking

beneath the weight of Third World Debt

and the moral obligation to prevent the precious oil

from falling into the hands of the Ungodly.


Hear the Word of the Lord!

Eleven score and seventeen years ago,

our fathers brought forth

upon this continent a new nation:

conceived in liberty, and dedicated

to the proposition

that all men are created equal.

Do not allow the world

to interfere with your electoral campaigns

when you come to elect a new President.

But be fair!

Do not interfere with the their electoral campaigns

when they come to elect their Leaders

in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Respect cultural differences.

If you would have your elections respected,

then you must show respect.

They should respect your casting of votes

and your ballot box.

Lead by example.

You must respect their casting of bombs.


Of the people

by the people

for the people!

Ours not to reason why!

Ours but to Live (and let Die).”

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

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