“FLIM FLAM MAN!” a poem in the series: “Mr. Hip (Trump) Goes to Town!” 07/16/19 – Tuesday
I wasn’t POSITIVELY sure what “flim flam” meant, so I checked the on-line definition!
Well, I-was-close! It means: “Insincere Talk,” and, if-a-person-has-the-right-disposition,
And the motives! and the confidence to: N O T TELL-IT THE WAY IT IS,
That person can be A FLIM FLAM MAN, doing well in politics – or Show-Biz!
Well, when I was growing up, we had “dictionary books,”
That told us about the words – AND – gave us “the-looks,”
To, perhaps, help “set-it” – in the mind! (pause)
Now, let’s just look-into-the-past, under “flim-flam-man,”
And bring-things-up-to-the-present-time! Well, you-know, I am,
Almost-sure-[that] President Trump’s picture would be portrayed there,
A-smiling a foxy smile, with his full head of hair!
When, before-elections, Donald calls me on the phone,
To ask me for support, we might get-ourselves-alone,
And-he’ll-say: “J-Jay, let’s agree to dis-agree!
I need your vote! Please, Good-Poet – vote for ME!”
Well, of-course, I could do THAT! or, maybe, THIS-or-THAT,
But, if-I-had-presence-of-mind, I’d-smile where-we’re-at,
Maybe at a coffee shop! in-his office! or-at-a-zoo!
So, I’ll be-smiling, but-thinking: “NO WAY I’ll vote for you!”
Of course, Trump might pick up on this – and-later-he might send,
BRAIN-WASHERS to my house, so to get my mind to bend,
Toward HIS way of thinking – They’ll-maybe-try electric shock & drugs,
Along-with water-torture some-big-bribes – and little earwick bugs!
But: SURPRISE! It won’t work! ’cause no matter how much torture and pain,
Is-inflicted, I CAN’T-be-moved! (for, after-3 1/2-yrs. of this) (1) I’m quite insane;
Or (2) I’ve simply, completely LOST MY BRAIN;
Or (3) I have nothing to lose and nothing to gain,
For-my confidence-in-Trump – left-on the-last-train;
Or (4) Maybe -I’ve-just-become: PERMANENTLY PLAIN(e)!*
- – Back in the 1960’s there were Beatnik Coffee Houses, where folks just sat around, drinking coffee, reciting poetry, discussing politics and reading! These days a person could similarly spend almost all their time at a coffee shop, like Plaine Coffee, here in Alpine, Texas, on Holland Avenue! ** – P- L – A – I -N – E is an anagram, taken from A – L – P – I – N – E!