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(DV) Corseri: Prez Says Constitution Ain't Worth a Damn







Prez Says Constitution Ain't Worth a Damn
by Gary Steven Corseri
December 22, 2005

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“It’s just a piece of paper,”
Says the Big Wickie, the Ninny, the Hoot,
About, you know, The Constitution,
The Bill of Rights, the Preamble, “We the People” --
All that Jazz.

Whenever it’s about “reining him in,”
Checks and balances,
Curtailing the Madman,
Then it’s just old parchment --
Chewing gum wrapper. 

(Except those parts relating to
The Commander in Chief
In Time of War --
He likes all that.)

This is the Jerk who said,
“Life would be a whole lot easier
If America was a dictatorship --
So long as I’m the dictator!”

But this is also the Alfred E. Neuman type
Who likes to wave the flag
(Wears it on his lapel
And on his sleeve),
But has never been to the funeral
Of a single soldier killed
For “Iraqi Freedom” (nor any other kind),
And thinks he’s defending the world
Against terrorism
by employing State Terrorism
Anywhere, any time
He decides it’s justified.

You know the part about
Citizens being “secure in their persons”?
Thow it out!
Unwarranted searches?
Big Brother and the Holding Company
(The NSA) are free to spy
On anyone, anywhere, any time
In this known Universe.

Got an errant thought?
A little dissidence
In your morning stride?
Wanna make a joke
About a world gone mad?
GWOT’s got all our numbers now.

So …
Welcome to the New Millennium!
Welcome to the New World Order!

But, Please, O Please, O Please
Include me out!

Gary Steven Corseri’s articles, poetry, fiction and dramas have appeared at DissidentVoice, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, The New York Times, Village Voice, PBS-Atlanta and elsewhere. His books include: A Fine Excess; Holy Grail, Holy Grail; and Manifestations (edited). He can be reached at:

Other Articles and Poems by Gary Corseri

* Thanksgiving Day Fast for Peace
* Whose Freedom Do We Mean?
* Imploding the Empire: Metaphors for the Age
* Toys
* Waiting
* Anagrams for the Disemployed!
* Buffoon Harry and the Clash of Civilizations
* Rumsfeld's Defense
* Rice Espies Mushroom Cloud in Morning Coffee
* The Six Best Reasons Not To Vote
* The Three Best Reasons to Vote for Nader
* Gung-Ho Dung Beetles Spin the World
* Dick Tourette Cheney Renders Great Moments in American History
* The Judgment of Solomon
* Ronald Reagan Kicked Out of Hell!
* Out of Iraq and Plato's Cave
* Bush Admires Blair’s “Cajones” & “Only Seeing Tit in Iraq”
* Who’s on First? The Bush-Cheney 9/11 Dog & Pony Show
* “Out, Out Damned Spot!”