The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Pakistan is purging a poem from its school textbooks.
Apparently, the first letter of each line spells out "PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH," and this is causing an uproar in Islamabad.
The people who approve textbooks missed the "error," and the poem is being removed because it was anonymous and copied from the internet.
Copied from the internet. Could there be a better place to find quality poetry to teach the kiddies?
"The official said the concerned wing of the ministry was probing how a number of committees that sift through all textbooks, failed to take notice of the glaring blunder.
According to the paper, the unidentified official also wondered as to why the writer was kept nameless."
I'll take a stab at that mystery: The writer was kept nameless because his work was an embarrassing piece of shit that no student should be allowed to read, much less forced to learn.
You can think Bush is an evil, chimp retard who is bent on destroying the world.
You can think Bush is a champion of good fighting tyranny.
(Or you can agree with me: Bush is the champion of a lucky retard club - bumbling into the presidency by running against people who are even stupider and more spineless than he is.)
But can we all agree, this poem is really a piece of shit?
Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to accept every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real,
Isn't afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn't conform to the usual mold,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do,
Never back down when he sees what is true,
Tells it all straight, and means it all too,
Going forward and knowing he's right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear,
Reaching to touch the ones who won't hear,
Growing in strength, he won't be unnerved,
Ever assuring he'll stand by his word,
Wanting the world to join his firm stand,
Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil will cease:
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.
Man, I think I might be sick.