The Ballad of Sonny Perdue

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

George the 3rd, just like Jimmy Carter,

 

Knew Georgia farming from the inside.

 

Two terms as 'gov' helped him to garner,

 

A gig where such skills could be applied.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Trump thought he'd be a good secretary,

 

Of The Department of Agriculture.

 

He'd focus on reduction, budgetarily,

 

Just like every other cabinet member.

 

 

CHORUS

 

So let me say this plainly,

 

Because there's a lesson to be learned.

 

Assume your peers will act sanely,

 

And, historically speaking, you might just get burned.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Governor Perdue accepted the task,

 

Yeah, he thought it was the stuff of dreams.

 

How could he know that Trump would soon ask,

 

For Ole Sonny to take one for the team.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

The DOC's head is Wilbur Ross,

 

Whose Russian ties were kept a mystery.

 

The trade war he started came with a cost:

 

Perdue's value through the lens of history.

 

 

CHORUS

 

So let me say this plainly,

 

Because there's a lesson to be learned.

 

Assume your peers will act sanely,

 

And, historically speaking, you might just get burned.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

There will be very little commending,

 

After so much subsidies escalation.

 

Poor Sonny thought he'd lower spending,

 

Then learned about tariff retaliation.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

Unable to fulfill the oath that he swore,

 

Sonny seeks fresh ideas to get on track.

 

Place it on the backs of our nation's poor!

 

Yeah, food stamp cuts might put them in the black.

 

 

CHORUS

 

So let me say this plainly,

 

Because there's a lesson to be learned.

 

Assume your peers will act sanely,

 

And, historically speaking, you might just get burned.

 

The End

 

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