A Week in Tweets

August 16 to August 23, 2017

Twitter Poetry by Renee Garcia-Brown

 


Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017  

After the Nazi rally and the murder of a peaceful counter-protester in Charlottesville, VA on Aug. 12, 2017, Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence while members of the Republican Party denounced his words but continued to stand behind him.


GOP nazis
Republican cowards
Shaking & small
Run like rats
Thru Capitol halls
Say lots of words
Do nothing at all
Whiny & meek
While America falls
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 

On Tuesday Aug. 15 Trump held a press conference and defended the neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville as “good people” who were only standing up for their “heritage.” Republicans in Congress still won’t break with him.

 

GOP collaborators
Fascist enablers
Won’t stand up
To the evil of Trump
You are complicit
If you’re standing in it
Nazi dung-
Traitors R hung

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 17

Too much Trump can lead to despair.

 

I’m glad I’m old
Will be dead soon
Glad my clock
Isn’t set at noon
I’ve had my say
I’ve had my fill
It’s another’s day
It’s a bitter pill

 

 

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

‘Chief strategist’ Steve Bannon is fired from the White House staff.

 

Bannon’s out
Doesn’t matter
Trump’s as mad
As the mad hatter
Deranged, unhinged
W/ white man’s rage
On the fringe
In limp old age

 

 

Saturday Aug. 19, 2017  

After viewing an ABC News vintage video clip from Feb. 26, 1979 about the last solar eclipse visible in America for 38 years until Aug. 21, 2017. Anchorman: “May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace.”

 

1979 eclipse ABC news

 

2017 seemed
Like flying cars
& people living on Mars
& the things we dreamed
Like equality 4 all
Instead we fall
Below the line
Of 1979

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 

Steve Bannon threatens ‘war’ with everyone who isn’t him.

 

Bannon thumpin his chest
“Whites R the best”
Look in the mirror dude
Ugly, decayed & crude
If u r the best white has to offer
~Don’t bother~

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Watching the Sunday news shows. 

 

Sunday
&the pundits R talking
This&that way
Trumpists R bawling
Whiny excuses
4 Nazis & hate
Ain’t America great?
Let’s all eat cake

 

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 20

One more consideration of the Charlottesville Nazi rally.

 

white guys KKK Nazi

 

Angry white boys
In pretend-soldier junk costumes
With weaponized toys
Still can’t get laid
Go back to ur rooms
& ask mom to fix you
a pb&j

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 20

‘#TrumpResign’ is trending on Twitter

 

#TrumpResign You’ve had ur time
You fucked it up Ur mean, corrupt
#TrumpResign Get ur big behind
Out that house You lazy louse
Ur asinine

 

 

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

The total eclipse of the sun is visible coast-to-coast in the USA.

 

solar eclipse 2017

 

Darkness blocks out the sun
A perfect metaphor
The Dark One
A raging dinosaur
Rampaging thru
America
Shitting on
Everyone
No light, no sun

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Monday night Trump read a scripted speech that basically said more U.S. troops are going to Afghanistan. On Tuesday ‘#NoBetterFeelinThan’ was trending, so…

 

FEMA gov military image

 

#NoBetterFeelingThan
Getting out of #Afghanistan
Why fight the Taliban
It’s just like Vietnam
If #Trump wants a win
Get a rifle & send him in
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

On Tuesday night Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona and went into an unhinged rant on numerous topics including the defense of his Charlottesville statements, ridiculing Arizona’s two Republican senators and attacking the media as ‘un-American’ while incessantly praising himself and touting his imaginary successes as president. 

 

trump phoenix rally

 

Poor little Donnie Trump
Despite frenzied public masturbation
Can’t get it up ~
That’s good 4 the nation
We can’t get screwed
But 4 him ~
Total humiliation!

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Late in the evening the Trump White House announced it was providing the Pentagon with guidance to institute a ban on trans-gender people serving in the U.S. military. 

Female-Marines-Take-On-Ch-008

 

#NoTransBan
#LGBTQ people can
Be America’s defenders
As well as str8-genders
If the whole military was trans
My sister woulda been safer –
A str8 man raped her
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renee Garcia-Brown is an army veteran, former print journalist and published author of fiction and poetry, much of it at Subversify from 2010 (under Renee Y. Brown)  onward. @RenwriterRenee , https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneeybrown/