Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, in the Senate and House
Not a creature was stirring, 'cept Lieberman the louse.
The health bill was hanging by its fingernails with care
In hopes that a miracle soon would be there.

The taxpayers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of a public option danced in their heads.
My hubby in blue jeans and I in my cap,
Had just opened our 2010 premium statement and uttered, "oh crap."

Just then on the news there arose such a clatter
We turned up the volume to see what was the matter.
Ried, Baucus and Lieberman appeared in a flash
Waving pieces of paper and bundles of cash.

We did it, they yelled. We came up with the answer!
We'll take care of health care and maybe cure cancer!
It's really quite simple, said Senator Max.
We just sold the country to Goldman Sachs.

They'll fix up our problems lickity-split
Don't worry my friends, it won't hurt a bit.
The smart guys at Sachs will come to the rescue
And if things fall apart, well, they'll profit from that, too.

They'll short sell your health, and they'll bundle the risk
So they'll be just fine, even if you get sick.
They'll make money on ups - even more when you're down
And when we're all broke that's when they'll go to town.

And with that, the three Senators ran for their lives
Stuffing dough in their pockets and giving high fives.
But I heard them exclaim as they ran out of sight,
Merry Christmas to Goldman, and to Sachs a good night!


  1. Amazing. Very funny. You are so talented. This needs to be published. Great job Lesley.

  2. great job lesley! go on google news and blog on every site there!!

  3. That pretty much sums it up Lesley... great post and keep on doing it.
    I love your creativeness.

  4. You and Bob totally stole my similar take on this poem, on MURDER...that's okay, I've finally stopped sobbing now...

    *MsBurb walking slowly away into the frigid sunset, wiping a tear from her cheek with the back of her hand...sigh...*

    Grrrreat poetic license, you got there...did you have to purchase it through the government by any chance??? (tee hee)