The Three Witches

The Three Witches’ Spell – 2016 Presidential Election Edition

Hillary as Lady Macbeth --Edward ClineI was trying to figure out how to incorporate the “Three Witches’ Spell” from Macbeth into a school presentation and my mind began to wander (as it will) to the national train wreck that is the 2016 Presidential Election. Within an hour, I came up with the following poem. I apologize ahead of time for not incorporating Bernie. I don’t think it will be the last time he’s ignored. Since this year marks the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, consider this the first of few times I’ll have him weigh in on the election. Enjoy!

–Rob

The Three Witches’ Spell – 2016 Presidential Election Edition

Round about the cauldron go;
In our parties’ leaders throw.
Politicos with lies perfected,
Whose minds oft change when they’re elected,
Who by fat cats are sold and bought,
Boil them first in the charmèd pot.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Senator of New York state,
In the cauldron boil and bake.
Neon pantsuit, vodka on rocks,
Forkèd tongue and excess Botox,
Crooked hen with no right wing,
Horny hubby embarrassing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Con artist extraordinaire,
With silky, red, disturbing hair,
Pompous star of The Apprentice,
Friend of Putin, Ted Cruz menace;
A lovely Latin border wall,
So yooge it dwarfs the Taj Mahal.
Add thereto a mind like Stalin
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Cool it with a taxpayer’s blood.
Then the charm is firm and good.

–Robert A. Crisell

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