Compared to last week’s RNC
could this week’s DNC
(so I asked in yesterday’s post)
or as chaotic?
It took only the bare,
first hours counting
to answer with a “Yes!” resounding…
to the roaring
of Sandernistas decrying
of their national
to the party planners
who may have felt the only matter
was unifying all Dem people
to wage successful battle,
against the Trump-Pence ticket.
They hadn’t anticipated facing the dread thorny thicket
of angry folk, all in turn,
still Feelin’ the Bern!
Funny thing ‘bout revolutions;
once begun, inevitably evolving,
beyond the restraining
e’en of the founder
(Just ask Martin Luther!).
So, we’ll see
in three days
whether the disunified Dems are brought to bay.
And this was all I was wont to say
for now, but then
I continued to listen
to person after person;
the proverbial tide turning…
Al Franken and Sarah Silverman,
herself a Sanders supporter,
stunningly adlibbing said to the Bernie or Bust backers,
you’re being ridiculous!”
Paul Simon singing
a rendition stirring
of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Then Cory Booker,
Maya Angelou channeling,
“America, we will rise!”
Then Michelle, our First Lady,
and oh, “what a lady, what a night,
hypnotizing, mesmerizing,” bringing the fight
with a clarion call for unity.
Then Elizabeth Warren, a Clinton presidency hyping,
but not before another round of her now characteristic Trump-thumping.
the crowd’s raucous elation,
with a minutes-long standing ovation
disclosing anew the Dems’ divisions;
but then he dared
“We must make Hillary Clinton the president of the United States!”
And by this, transforming,
before our beholding
a bridge over troubled water.
Oh, what a night!
O’er the next 3 days we shall see