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January 3, 2017

A Requiem for Hillary

By Tom Huckin

A poem about Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election


A requiem for Hillary

Hillary Clinton's had her day
She used to schmooze
With Wall Street execs
Raised money lots of money
Her campaign platform had
Fourteen or thirty three
Or eighty nine
Everybody said "I'm with her!"
She was going to be our
Then something happened
Something impossible something
All across the heartland
In Saginaw and Oshkosh and Rocky Ford
And places in between
A 'deplorable' white voter
Slammed the curtain behind him and
Hit a different button
It was curtains for Hillary
It was all she wrote.

-- Tom Huckin

Authors Bio:

Tom Huckin is a professor emeritus of English and Writing at the University of Utah, specializing in the study of modern propaganda. He has co-authored five books on academic subjects and written some 90 scholarly papers, including a chapter in the newly-published anthology, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy. He is now a citizen-activist and keyboard warrior taking full advantage of 'retirement' in Salt Lake City. He is a co-leader of the Salt Lake chapter of Move to Amend, trying to institute public financing of local elections. When not kvetching about antidemocratic forces in today's USA, he can be found pulling weeds from his garden, cleaning up after his dog, shoveling snow, rooting for the Utah Jazz, or feeding the 30-40 birds who apparently live in his backyard.