Bad Poetry for Truncated Presidential Terms

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Cinquain for John F. Kennedy

Handsome, charismatic
Smiling, waving, sexing
Who shot you, dude?

Couplets for Warren G. Harding

You suddenly collapsed in California
Before anyone had a chance to warn ‘ya

You were pretty corrupt, it’s true
But your eyebrows had a remarkable hue

Helping kids and laborers
I would have been proud to have been your neighbor

Haiku for Zachary Taylor

Military guy
No interest in politics
Stomach flu can kill

Diamonte for James A. Garfield

Garfield the President
Presidential authority, civil rights
Appointing, ordering, getting shot
Bearded, industrious, tiger-striped, portly
Eating, sleeping, talking to John
Lasagna, Otie
Garfield the Cat

Acrostic for William Henry Harrison

Couldn’t wait to show how strong you were
On the day of the Inauguration, you didn’t wear a jacket
Last day you ever had fun

Died from pneumonia twenty-three days later

Marina Gafni

Marina Gafni is a 28-year-old speech pathology student. She lives with her husband in San Jose, CA.


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