KING OF HELL
Poem by Karen Reid © 2021 all rights reserved
One night as Donald Trump was scheming
While lying there, sleeping in his bed
He thought perhaps he must be dreaming
Or was it just a vision in his head?
He sensed that there was someone in his room
A friend or stranger that he didn't know
Moving slow and stealthy in the gloom
With pointed ears, and an unearthly glow.
Trump jerked himself awake, flipped on the light
To deal with this intruder, strangely bold.
More angry than paralyzed by fright,
Who passed security to invade his fold?"
You know me", said the stranger, "we have met"
"Many times before, you might recall.
I've helped you lie and cheat, aah, you forget
You sold your soul to me when you were small."
When you said bad things to girls, beat up your brother
"Was there for you sitting on your shoulder
Found you your SAT friend, the "other"
And did your dirty work, as you got older."
I've counted now you've told one million lies
And torn U.S. democracy to shreds
A perfect villain that we must despise
A laughingstock to foreign countries' heads.
I told you the pandemic was a hoax
Was it your callousness, perhaps your pride?
You smirked and passed this lie to many folks
And just like me, don't care how many died.
And then that Wednesday one more escapade
You urged to violence an angry mob
That stormed the Capitol, a deadly raid
So Congressmen could not complete their job.
You schemed to keep the White House, win or lose,
Stay there for good as Emperor or King
But I've an offer that you can't refuse
In fact, the very best of anything.
For I'm the Devil, as you might have guessed
And I can offer you the perfect place
It's warm and toasty as I can attest
And you can post your tweets to Cyberspace.
And I can offer you to take my role
I'm thinking it is time that I retired
You fit the bill, already sold your soul
Someone like you is just what I desired.
You'll be "in charge" forever, "oh what fun!"
No lawsuits or tax probes into your past
Your Repug friends will show up one by one
Your whole devoted entourage at last!
The Devil rubbed his hands in gleeful mirth
Breathed fire and brimstone out his mouth and nose
"Come on Don, now it's time to quit the Earth
And follow me to Hell, as I propose".
The Devil said "you've bested me for good.
In fact it's not even a close call.
Come with me now, no question that you should
For you're the most evil one of all."