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If I Were President........from my failed bid in 2000

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Balladeer
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If I were President, my friends,
I'lltell you what I'd do.
I'd look hard at this land of ours
And make a change or two.
I'd make the congress tell me where
My hard-earned money went
That I should get at 65
If I were President.

If I were leader of this land
Car salesmen couldn't lie.
You'ld get to see the honest price
And then decide to buy.
Fine print would be in simple words
That folks could understand
And contracts would be handshakes if
I were to rule this land.

If I could be the man on top
The juries would all go.
We'd simply use truth serum to
Learn all we need to know.
"No contest" pleas would be outlawed...
You're guilty or you're not
And lawyers wouldn't rob you blind
If I were in top spot.

If I were Mister Number One
Insurances would pay
Amounts that they agreed to when
You signed your life away.
Mechanics wouldn't charge you for
The work they hadn't done
And guarantees would be upheld
If I were Number One.

If I were sitting in that chair
All crooks would be interred
And have to pay the victims for
The damages incurred.
Congressmen would have to live by
Laws that they passed there
And pay for their own limousines
If I were in that chair.

If I were top dog in the pound
There wouldn't be parole
And prisoners who broke the rules
Would wind up in the "hole".
Doctors who screwed up their patients
Wouldn't be around
But would be held responsible
If this dog ruled the pound.

If I were President...Vienna
Sausages would rule
And golf would be the only subject
Taught in any school.
All birds would have to chirp in rhyme
And papers only print
The news that makes one feel good
If I were President.
© Copyright 2004 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
LngJhnAg
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1 posted 02-05-2004 11:11 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Well spoken, 'Deer.  May I add a verse as if I were you?

If I were the top sprayin' man,
The bugs would stand stock still.
I'd require them to stand out where
I could make sure of my kill.
I'd cancel their medical insurance,
And repeal their food stamp, too.
I'd rid the world of cockroaches,
(Except for maybe one or two.)

I'd move every tee box up
To make my drives seem long and true.
I'd make the cups one foot wide,
And my handicaps increased by two.
I'd put erasers on every pencil,
I use to record daily golf scores.
And mandate mulligans for me
If you elect me in Oh-four.

How's that, Mike?
gadfly4you
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2 posted 02-05-2004 11:23 PM       View Profile for gadfly4you   Email gadfly4you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gadfly4you

Here,Here....you have my vote!
Youngatheart
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teehee
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4 posted 02-05-2004 11:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LongJohn, you've got my vote!!! Hands down!!!
steavenr
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5 posted 02-05-2004 11:38 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

dang...I stumbled into the voting booth to vote for both of you...pulled the handle and came up with 3 hanging chads in a row...I think I hit the jackpot!

great write
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hehehe
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Kit McCallum
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8 posted 02-06-2004 07:26 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

If you were President,
I think the world would somehow be
A better place for all to live
In peaceful harmony.
You’d write the rules in flowing verse,
Each bill you’d pass would rhyme,
No boring words ... just poetry ...
All else would be a crime.
Iambic and heptameter
Would rule amongst the land,
Each law you’d pen would be received
With cheers and marching band.
Your policies would make us smile
And sigh in sheer content,
When written in poetic style,
If you were President.

Ahhhhhhhhhh, you KNOW I loved this, right?  Excellent Michael! If only we could live in the harmony this wonderful poem brought to mind. Very much enjoyed this, sweet poet!

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit
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9 posted 02-06-2004 07:33 AM       View Profile for Bohemianaus   Email Bohemianaus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bohemianaus

This is so funny - oops maybe he was serious, rofl.

nakdthoughts
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10 posted 02-06-2004 07:33 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

you left out the spam...



Great poem...and I agree,it would be the same for me.
M
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Balladeer
How about you for president and  
LngJhnAg for vice? Now that would be a ticket.

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This is absolutely wonderful!  Just let me know where to vote!!!!!!
LngJhnAg
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13 posted 02-06-2004 09:05 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Great response, Kit!
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You are so funny Deer!
And, I love Kit's response as well.
'Bout time you two did another duet, eh?
~Smiles & Hugs, Nancy~

~ I like not only to be loved,
   but to be told I am loved ~
                
            

Toerag
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Fine write Mr. President....and Kit's response as well....
Susan Caldwell
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"Fine print would be in simple words
That folks could understand
And contracts would be handshakes if
I were to rule this land."

Now, that would put me right out of a job!!

But I can tell you where your tax dollars go....


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If I were American, Balladeer would get my vote.  I like his platform.
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(giggles) Well, you'd DEFINITELY make a better president than who we have know, hehehe, that's for sure! (big angel hugs) Ahhhhhhh...but if Toerag challenges you, hmmmmmm, I'll get back to you there, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Balladeer, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

LeeJ
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well, happy to read that someone feels like me...we've got to start asking questions and making them account for their aloof attitude of thinking they deserve to go through our money like water.  Excellent read and write.
iliana
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Lol -- Well, you would get my vote, despite the fact that I can't quite go with the last stanza as I am no golfer!  heheheheheh
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Great poem and responses!!! *S* If only!!
Toerag
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A failed bid?....try ebay my man!!!
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Ah, dear Kit, if I ever ran for President I know who my speechwriter would be!! Forget President - I'd be content just to run....for YOU!

Thanks all of you for joining in the fun. We all know the right things to do - we just can't get anybody to do them!!! Ah, well....perfect or not, it's the only life we've got so let's make the best of it!
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