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FDR, the Best Roosevelt

April 24, 2009
By Alex.D SILVER, Santa Cruz, California
Alex.D SILVER, Santa Cruz, California
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The nation busted
The bowl was dusted
And FDR was ready to roll
He was always topping the polls
Only feared
Fear itself
Franklin couldn’t go for a stroll
Went to war
Rocked some more
And he lacked motor control
Secret cripple
No one knew
He was always on the partrol

The author's comments:
FDR rocks. Have you read his address to Congress on the subject of a interstate vegetable tax? Brilliant piece of diplomacy!

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Alicyn said...
on Oct. 14 2014 at 3:48 pm
Hi Alex: I am a 67 year old Grandma and former teacher who just returned from a Hudson Valley vacation.  We had to see the FDR library after seeing the Roosevelts on PBS and we loved being there.  I am in a poetry group which meets tomorrow and I wanted to find a poen about FDR.  I loved your humor!  Could you tell me a little more about you so I can present a biography of you to my lady friends. Sincerely, Alicyn Goughnour Fair Oaks, Ca

Alex.D said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 4:42 pm
Your ill-supported and highly debatable claims completely ignore the humourous intent of this poem.  Everyone was enjoying themselves and this light verse until your comment appeared.  Way to go.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 5:38 am
Treefiddy BRONZE, Tarzana, California
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He also threw thousands of Japanese-Americans into internment, largely destroyed the economy in a vast number of ways, undid the constitution by redefining the role of government, he extended the Depression an estimated six years, and he cursed us with a massive entitlement program which now has a 30 trillion dollar short-fall.

His myth will live on.