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Random Poem:

I hate Asparagus
TheSwee

Get one last look at your perfect world before my inauguration
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Cause it’s all about to change.
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I would paint the White House hot magenta
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And see news reporters try to keep a straight face
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When they say,
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“The President spoke on terrorism today from the balcony of the Hot Magenta House.”
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I would make a little state
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At the point where the 4-corners states meet
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Just so that nobody could say “Hey! I’m in all four states at the same time!” anymore
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And if that’s not legal, I’ll put a rent-a-john there or something.
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I’d probably humiliate environmental freaks on TV, just because it’s fun
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“Those freakin’ tree-huggers” I’ll say
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But I’ll make it up to them if they get mad and, legalize human-plant marriages
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…But only in that 4-corner disruptor state, though.
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I’ll put an Eskimo in my cabinet
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And make him come in full Eskimo dress
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To any formal functions we have to go to.
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He has to make sure to have the spear with him, too.
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I would knock down the secret bowling alley in the (soon to be) Hot Magenta House
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And in its place build a giant trampoline and a giant moonwalk
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And make all visiting foreign dignitaries have a go.
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My secretary of foreign affairs will be a retired circus clown with trampoline experience.
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But I have to focus on re-election, so I’ll declare national scuba-suit day
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Everybody has to wear snorkels and flippers wherever they go
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Which is a good thing for holiday card manufacturers
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So I’ll have their vote come the next election.
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The most important thing that I have to make sure to do, though
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Is to make the use of asparagus
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In any way, shape or form
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A federal offense.
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I hate asparagus.
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