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   THE ODDS  By PETER TRUMBULL
COPYRIGHT 2018 by PETER TRUMBULL ARTWORK  COPYRIGHT 2018 by RILEY TRUMBULL That not withstanding, if properly attributed, ...
LIMERICKS by PETER TRUMBULL DRAWINGS by RILEY TRUMBULL     3
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.   Degas     4
ODD Oligarch Donald Drumpf is left over crust He lives in a tower with no one to trust. He s not had a hand In anything gr...
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Every day the rich get further above And we get further below. They say tough love. We re willing to help The rich raise t...
Should Bernie cave in  Pretend not to care As if he s become a farmer s gray mare  He wants us to think And not be hoodwin...
Trump s got a nose for the spore of remorse  He whiffs it but only in others, of course. He has no regrets, Not even small...
Atmosphere s everything. What s in the air  Is it challenge and hope or death and despair  What makes the sense For a day ...
What color skin would matter the least If we all could be dyed in a one-color feast  Should we juggle our genes And turn p...
Trump doesn t sit around, waste his time thinking  He shoots from the hip, while others are plinking. So what if he s dumb...
Congress is on a seven week break. Nothing will happen  nothing will ache. No mosquitos will be On you or on me. Zika will...
A close-to-earth planet in Goldilock s zone Might just be the rock to fill with old bones, A new place to play Only light-...
The Gov. doesn t work the way that it should  Each party says the other s made out of wood. Politicians take flak Cuz they...
Fear and more fear is what Trump s all about  A mongering man with fear as his clout. Alarm, angst, and dread, Or panic in...
Perhaps Democracy s run out of steam  Our parties dislike being part of a team. Each thinks it s a must While the other s ...
Taxes and health are important to know And shouldn t be hidden so voters can t show Just how they feel About these big dea...
Ed Snowden deserves to come home to applause  He told us hard truths about gov. and its flaws, About gov s eyes and ears A...
Nobody wants an impostor for Pres  Trump says that he s kind but forgets what he says. It s not hard to believe That up hi...
We ve heard  It s boy s talk  but when does  boys  end  Is Trump still a boy at 3 score and ten  Was Fred Trump a leech Su...
Trump takes us back to early bad dreams, McCarthy and Reds and other blasphemes. Joe filled us with fears And ruined caree...
What s more important than our future gens  Watching the living grow without bends. Some people assume What s in the back ...
Women get bullied all over town By men who know that Trump is a clown, By men who assume The world s a back room, By men w...
People aren t things to be traded and bought   Do unto others...  is not empty talk. Our dollars will fade When our brains...
Trump fills the air with his common law hate. So far he s not been able to sate His number one love, Himself, in lieu of S...
No matter who wins, never trust Donald T  Keep your family away, all under key. Our daughters and wives Are Trump s kind o...
We wanted change and made a bad deal  We re walking the streets cus Big Donnie s unreal. He s fancy and fiction  He s lies...
The distance between the  haves  and  have nots  Lies in their food, solid walls, dollars and pots. The  haves  like to wa...
The march of a million women to break All the trite images both sexes make, Proves women aren t clinkers But millions of t...
Great nations fail when their leaders just take, Pretending their hands are a scoop and a rake For hauling in stuff When a...
Your globe is our globe  Earth to us all. We live in the stars and the future s our call. Have we ruined the roof  Our Ear...
What if the words we count on aren t there, But fickled away. We ought to be scared. The past as a guide Is about to colli...
Freedoms of speech, of arms, religion and press, Trials and juries, and legal process  These are a few Of our Freedoms to ...
What s with the Generals, why and wherefore  Does our new gov plan to start a new war  If war is Trump s hub And Generals ...
Don t wait on the corner to see how things turn  Our ship of state is down stem to stern. Trump s business is crust  Our s...
Our nicknames for Trump are Mr.Delay, Mr.Posture and Put-Off and Mr.Belay. He ll do it when forced, That s ma  ana, of cou...
Trump thinks as Pres he ll do what he wants  The law of the land is, for him, a croissant To eat or ignore. His mind s on ...
Trickle-down dollars seem always a flop Cus most of our money moves up and just stops. We work just as hard From dawn to g...
Trump aims to put Big Bombs on the table To prove his brand is on the bomb s label. When death makes you proud, For crying...
Trump likes pretending to be a Big Cheese, A big wheeler-dealer who knows about sleaze, A handful of facts But nothing abs...
Trump s up in the air  bout the state of the poor  What can he promise but forget at the door  More dollars  Fast foods  S...
THE END Of the book. The protest goes on until justice is done.     43
A poem   s title is its first line.     44
AUTHOR   S STATEMENT Let s cut to the quick    We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, ...