Days Gone By

we celebrate your birthday for cause / that's legal jargon / no one asks for your birth certificate / is your name Barack Hussein Obama / so goes the faded rose from days gone by / when Obama stood on a grassy Portland knoll / where we waited to be watered / only to be tamped down by trumpeters of Trump / wasn't your birthday 1776 / the year of our Lord / whatever that meant / at least Marie Antoinette offered cake / allegedly /

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