The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

When Compromise Means ‘Damn Your Eyes’

Posted on | November 29, 2012 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

When compromise
Means ‘Damn your eyes’,
And honor is passé,

And the ship’s port list,
Has the crewmen pissed,
For capsizing’s no’ so gay,

Since Reason and Math,
Have succumbed to the wrath,
Of the hormone of the day:

A rational one asks,
While the media basks,
In a General’s tawdry straying,

Did a President fiddle,
With brave men in the middle,
Of a terrorist’s sordid slaying?

These elected clowns,
And their blaming rounds,
Ensure future someone’s paying.

How long can it last?
The ship may’ve passed,
The righting moment final.

Has liberty died?
In hedonism fried,
The culture gone all banal?

We’ll get what we mete,
Until again our feet,
Are on a path Eternal.


  • Bob Belvedere

    Perhaps, you’re best yet!

  • Stogie Chomper

    Nice rhyming and cadence.

  • smitty

    Your. :-)

  • Bob Belvedere


  • smitty

    Well, let’s keep our hands out of our pockets now, shall we?

  • Bob Belvedere

    Whatever you say, for you’re a better man than I am, Chrissy Smith.

  • gvanderleun

    Smitty. For “For capsizing’s no’ so gay…” Seek. Professional. Help.

    But for “Have succumbed to the wrath,

    Of the hormone of the day:” take a victory lap.

  • smitty

    As you say.

  • smitty

    Thanks for the stick and the carrot, sir!

  • Stogie Chomper

    Heh! Like Gunga Din?

  • Stogie Chomper

    True, though the phrase “damn your eyes” makes me think of the great blues song by Etta James.