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The Ballad of Dick Cheney – War Criminal

Dick Cheney sleeps in peace each night

A classic case for Freud

No nightmares of the innocent

Young lives that he’s destroyed

Does he ever think on had they lived what they’d become

Our soldiers, gone where he’d not go

Iraqi children dead or numb


When going ‘bout his day has he

One solemn moment steeped

In the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers

He’s consigned to weep?

Does it ever once occur to him

There’s much he must redress

And with his conscience all alone

To what does he confess?


Or is he void of much of what the bulk of men possess

A twinge of guilt for things we’ve done

Tho’ next to him far less

No, he believes that he was right to lie us to our death

No fact will ever change his mind

Nor will his dying breath


Unapologetic, he writes his great memoir

No mention of the work he did in

His own abattoir

Unfeeling, cold-eyed, unrepentant

Asked about all dissent he says “So”?

Making mockery of families resentment

Making false all the truths they now know


And he flogs his memoir to the faithful

Who know not to believe their own eyes

Even as they all gaze at this wraith full

Of darkness, and secrets, and lies


If I believe in heaven as a place for good to dwell

I must believe with heart and soul

His place awaits in hell.


Post Script:

Headline: Devil LOVES his transcription

Admits him after fatal conniption

Here is his obit

(I wish they could strobe it)

Cheney, Dick: His name and description


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14 thoughts on “The Ballad of Dick Cheney – War Criminal

  1. Just so perfect.


    Posted by Lilabell | December 4, 2011, 10:10 pm
  2. It’s always pissed me off that the Bushes and the Cheneys and the Blairs of this world can make world changing decisions for the worse….and then ride off into their respective sunsets to enjoy a trouble free existence. And I agree with Lisa, these people are evil for they tell lies and send innocent people to their deaths on the back of them, plain and simple. Well done for stirring the pot, Tony.


    Posted by Single Malt Monkey | December 4, 2011, 3:52 pm
  3. ‘If I believe in heaven as a place for good to dwell

    I must believe with heart and soul

    His place awaits in hell.’

    Hit the nail on the (egg)head! Succinct summary of his life.


    Posted by HaLin | December 3, 2011, 7:55 am
  4. Your serious tone here is well deserved. Cheney isn’t funny, no matter how you look at him. To think, he was only a heartbeat away from the highest office in this land. He is truly the stuff of nightmares.


    Posted by Miss Demure Restraint | December 3, 2011, 6:07 am
  5. Your more serious tone, befitting Cheney’s agregious place in history, does him exactly the justice he deserves. I’m appalled that he goes about in comfort.


    Posted by Sparks In Shadow | December 3, 2011, 3:08 am
  6. You hit the nail on the head. Oh, would that that nail were planted in his head! I think that’s what really makes contemplating this man’s deeds so maddening. The deeds themselves are horrendous beyond belief but the fact that he displays no remorse or reflection on them whatsoever is mind-numbingly infuriating. At the risk of being damned myself, I can
    only hope he will somehow have to pay someday. But is this pile of excrement worth one other soul? I think not…I know this: On the day he dies I plan to party in a big way.


    Posted by Carole Monferdini | December 3, 2011, 2:54 am
  7. Brilliant. I don’t use the word evil (much), but if I did this would be person about whom I use it.


    Posted by lisahgolden | December 3, 2011, 2:42 am

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