THE REVOLUTION IS FULL OF "BOLSHEVIK"
The peasants screamed
Has gone too far."
(Actually they'd been screaming it for years,
But it took took a while to perfect their jeers.)
These peasants were miserable creatures:
Strikes, disorders and food rioting
Were some of the more positive features
Of their Russian society.
Out of the sticks
Rose the Bolsheviks,
Led by Lenin and Trotsky,
Who (because they were anxious to give)
Saw to it that many were shotsky...
Such are the tasks of any progressive.
Lenin became the gremlin
Who ruled the Kremlin.
I can hear him speaking yet
In his voice so gently jolting:
"We were hungry and Soviet;
I predict, the world will find us permanently revolting."
MR. LINDBERGH FAVORED US WITH A SOLO
Of Swedish extraction,
Was a man of action,
Not of adjectives or conjunctions.
He liked to fly.
"The 'Spirit of St. Louis' functions,"
Said he, "Plus so do I."
Then, with the front door sealed,
He suggested: "We'll see you at Orly Field!"
MR. CAPONE WAS SUCH A CIVIC-MINDED GUY!
Al Capone called prohibition
A "bunch of bull"
And had no contrition.
Elliot Ness was called "untouchable,"
And the entire FBI
(Every agent and spy),
Got quite nervous
At the type of service
Al dispensed with tommy-guns
To earn the Mob its ominous funds.
Then one day
They put Capone away:
Not for placing concrete shoes
On people for the river;
Not for the misgotten booze
That quickly rots the liver;
But because, in balancing his checkbook,
Al -- as expected -- took
Less than exacting specification,
And they got him for tax evasion.
The judge said: "Whichever rap Al has
Is good enough for Alcatraz."
GRAPES OF WRATH MAKE SOUR WINE...
Imagine, if you will,
That the topsoil flies from your farm.
Your credit at the bank is nil.
Your landlord wishes you harm.
The stock market has gone through the floor.
You don't have savings anymore.
You can't grow a single weed.
Your family's in constant need.
Your voice is feeling croaky.
Even if you make it to Salinas,
(Just between us),
People will still call you "Okie."
I think that you can see
You would definitely flunk a stress test.
Wouldn't you, like the economy,