‘Before George’

What Went Down Before George!

A sample from Book 3

 Before George
(George Washington)
 
ratifying some articles
in 1781
began to hold a country
together without ransom
 
by unanimous vote, in comes
john hanson
america’s first acting
presidential son
under the congress assembled
his powers weren’t by the ton
but taking precedence over all
was so much fun
with a house and servants
to just name some
for one year he enjoyed
the presidential run
 
...I congratulate your excellency on your appointment
to fill the most important seat in the united states....
 
george wrote
—that’s no pun
 
others shared the first
presidential hon’
 
not to make the truth
too cumbersome
or entangled in some leap
of quantum
but leaving them out would
be rather loathsome
 
our first continental congress
had their first bun
his legacy held deep
in our bosom
his name...its own anthem
john hancock—
a national emblem
 
when the articles of confederation
became our sanctum
samuel huntington was no bum
presiding over congress without a gun
a title...he held none
his health a bit well done
he couldn't finish
what he had begun
 
eight years before our declaration
became our custom
before the constitution became
our moon, star, and sun
when the british thought
we were dumb
 
the articles of confederation
began the law of the common
it wasn’t something done
in random
taking on the absolute
of a british canon
these men risked all
for God's† given freedom
 

The makings of a government is an interesting thing. Maybe, if we took the time to understand what went down back then, we wouldn’t allow such tom-foolery to take place in Washington today. [‘Before George’ was written in 2009.]

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