O, the Doggerel That Might Have Been
I wanted to write an inaugural poem
For Barack Obama to see,
So I called Elizabeth Alexander,
Old friend and Yale professor,
And the poet Obama chose -- over me!
What exactly is an 'occasional poem'? I asked.
Would you help me write one, too?
Just meditate on the inaugural, she replied.
What does it mean to you?
Obama, Obama, you are the man.