In Praise Of Delta Airlines

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

When objects of desire are unhappy,

 

They sometimes look for greener pastures?

 

And if they're treated downright crappy,

 

They will hit the road that much faster.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

The NRA went to Atlanta,

 

Hoping to score a sweet incentive.

 

From the airline which we call Delta,

 

Then came LaPierre's lengthy invective.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

It seems assault rifles need defending.

 

And the best defense is a great offense.

 

But Delta, and others, stopped pretending,

 

That NRA discounts made any sense.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

But Georgia's Casey Cagel was not meek.

 

Delta's tax breaks he vowed to undo.

 

So I'm thinking the airline will soon seek,

 

A more sensible state for its HQ.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

We'd welcome them to Kentucky.

 

Getting that revenue would be great.

 

But I'm doubting we'd be that lucky,

 

Since The Bluegrass is a ruby red state.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

But what about Jefferson County.

 

It's bluer than a Wildcat's den.

 

We'd get a large share of the bounty,

 

And leave plenty for our country kin.

 

 

VERSE 7

 

Before such success can be enjoyed,

 

We need more room for terminals to fill.

 

Mountain top removal could be employed,

 

To bulldoze the South End through Iroquois Hill.

 

 

VERSE 8

 

But even if Merlin the Magician,

 

Got Delta here with the wave of a wand.

 

Some crazy ass politician,

 

Might screw things up, and they'd be gone.

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2018.  All rights reserved.

 

Keywords:  Poems about Delta Airlines of Atlanta, Georgia, Business poetry, Odes about economic development.