Friday, March 02, 2007

The Quick Stand

The Quick Stand
By Mark Lysgaard

From Pakistan to Afghanistan
The standards are lower indeed.
Dick Cheney smirks as he stands knee deep
In a sea of blood money and greed.

There's Kurdistan and Standard Oil
And outstanding debts at home
And the Standard and Poors and the poor who stand
At soup kitchens that stand alone.

It's grandstanding for photo ops
And General Custer's very last stand.
We have Standard porcelain urinals
And standards we should command.

It's standing down when things go wrong
Or handstands when we're upside down.
It's united we fall and divided we stand
They are quick stands where sand is found.


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