Inspired Nancy (a poem)

Talk is inspiring.  Talk is fun.

How can anywhere anyone

Turn away and seek to deny

A winning smile and a popping eye?


Nancy is coming.  Nancy will stay

Until everyone everywhere sees things her way.

Cease your bickering!  Sheath your swords!

Hold back the unrelenting hordes


Of tasteless military volunteers.

Righteousness triumphs! Righteousness sneers

At those who choose might over groveling diplomacy,

Who can’t master the grace of the humiliating bended knee.


Go forth, Nancy, the world embrace!

And please don’t embarrassingly fall on your face.


Mimi Evans Winship