This is a roast of a small-fingered man

Who fancies that he's Mister Big

He thinks that he casts pearls before swine

But he is the one who's a pig

He operates with a simpleton's mind

And an ego as fragile as a twig

Bombast and boast are the tools of his trade

When he fails, claims the system is rigged

He never learned the first lesson in life

When down in a hole, cease to dig

Rats wouldn't nest in the hair on his head

'Twould be better to wear powdered wig

He tweets like a bird in a gilded cage

This canary in coal mine ... this prig

He's risen to rank far exceeding his worth

But deeds make the man, not the gig

©2018 Tom Cordle

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Comment by Maui Surfer on February 19, 2018 at 11:42am

Inheritance, without he would be nothing. He has engaged in the international money laundering business for decades, Mueller knows it, he is preparing Panama type Papers and this PIG is going down. Of course, he will simply resign before impeachment, but then we can concentrate on beating the "holy" tar out of the wimp pence, the water boy who won't be able to withstand any protests, especially after Congress flips back in November. That's my prediction, we will see who is right, but I know a thing or two about billionaires and organized crime, and, the sunlight really hurts them, no sunscreen will help.

Comment by J.P. Hart on February 19, 2018 at 12:08pm

Read somewhere that RC has an unquenchable hunger for pork.  Your front page drive-in news would have a stronger lead:

Make America Grunt Again


quick lube job ;- 0  then on to Deadwood, S.D.

(reading the Sunday Times stark naked)


Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 19, 2018 at 12:24pm

Very clever!  love the second stanza.  but the picture is truly a pip!

(pip in a polk!) he!

Comment by koshersalaami on February 19, 2018 at 2:37pm

I appreciate reading stuff from a songwriter because you know how to handle meter. 

I also love the content

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 2:38pm

Make America Grunt Again – to channel Donald J Pig, Jr, I love it!

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 2:42pm

Thanks, though I can't take credit for picture. but as a musician, I confess to being pretty proud of the last line – deeds make the man, not the gig

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 2:47pm

Surfer Dude
Sorry, somehow I missed your comment – OED, I guess (Old Eyes Deficiency).

There's an old saying on Wall Street "Bears make money; bulls make money, but hogs get slaughtered." Here's hoping Donald J Pig gets his just desserts – that should include having the proverbial apple stuffed in his pussy-fat mouth when Mueller roasts his sorry ass.

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 5:08pm

Thanks for the kind words. As for meter, those who've played music with me might suggest my timing isn't exactly that of a Swiss watch. I think of playing music as akin to surfing, that is riding the wave, and as surfers know, all waves are not the same.

That said, well-written lyrics have a rhythm aside from the music, and that helps immensely when you've trying to sing those lyrics. As every good singer from Sinatra to Willie to Ray to Ella knows, phrasing is everything – well, maybe not everything, but a very important thing.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 19, 2018 at 5:53pm

tom, that pig is hilarious.  he has the idiot's eyes.  every time I see it, I crack up!

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 7:42pm

Yeah, that was a good mashup – thank heavens for Photoshop


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