Build a Wall

October 7, 2017
By GoodTimesBadTimes BRONZE, Redmond, Washington
GoodTimesBadTimes BRONZE, Redmond, Washington
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Someone’s there that won’t pay for a wall

That sends a swell of “bad hombres” over it,

And spills the drugs in the American land

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of borders guards is another thing:

I have them come after them and make despair

Where they have left not one taco on a taco

But they would have all our jobs,

To please the yelping snobs. The rapists I mean,

No one sees them or hears them

But at the border-line we find them there.

I let my congress know beyond the hill;

And every day we meet to talk about a line

And set the wall between us and them again

We keep the wall between US and Mex – ico

To the border our economy has fallen out of reach.

And some are felons and some so nearly illegals

We must spell it out to make them stop:

“Stay where you are with your hands raised”

We wear our badges while handling them.

Oh, just another day for them of shame

Us on our side. Hopefully they’ll come no more:

There where it is we need the wall:

They are all “bad hombres” and I am tremendous

My words never seem to get across

And I repeatedly tell him,

He only says, “Fences make bad neighbors.”

Springing the mischief in me, and I wonder

If I could put a notion in his head:

“Why don’t they make bad neighbors” Isn’t it

Where there are open borders?

But here there are no open borders.

Before I built this wall, I won’t ask how

What I was willing to pay for it

And to whom I’m giving the bill for this fence.

Someone’s there that won’t pay for my wall,

“They want it down!” I could say “Dems” to them,

But it’s not just Dems exactly, and I’d rather

They said it for themselves. I see them there,

Bringing crime and rapists non-stop

In each hand, like an armed, savage, stoner,

They move in darkness as it seems to me,

Not good and only shady

He will be beyond paying

I like having thought of my plan so well

I say again, “Good fences make good borders.”

The author's comments:

This piece is a take off of Robert Frost's 1914 poem, Mending Wall.

It's meant to be political satire on the efforts of the current administration's work to build a wall. And how by doing so they are building divides between not only the people of the United States, but also the entire world. Instead of building walls we should be mending them.

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