Since President Obama keeps dumping the same old ideas in his big job speeches, I thought he might at least consider some new methods of delivery. I therefore present an Obama job speech preview in verse, to get those White House creative juices flowing.
King Obama blessed his people
With a mighty proclamation:
Some would pave roads
While others built destinations.
Some would dig trenches,
Which others crossed with bridges
While some constructed mountains
So others could flatten the ridges.
Replacing cars with trains
Became a most urgent mission
Because people shouldn’t move
Without official permission.
Those with nothing to build
Were paid handsomely for their time
And told to hire others
Creating a job with every dime.
The royal court was pleased
With their profit from Obama’s call
While those who did the work
Accomplished nothing worthwhile at all.
And when the people complained,
The King scolded them for greed
In refusing to spend money they didn’t have
On programs they didn’t need.
Hunger for power became a virtue
While the people waited to be told
What choices they could make
And what ambitions they could hold.