On February 12, first lady Laura Bush

On February 12, first lady Laura Bush was to host a Whitehouse poetry reading titled "Poetry and the American Voice." However, when she became aware that many of the poets were going to read anti-war poems she abrubtly cancelled the event (read the Nation article on the subject). Obviously, dissenting voices are not to be heard in the Whitehouse!! In honor of the Poets Against The War and their stand against the Bush juggernaut my wife and I wrote a poem titled "Limerick for Laura":

There was a first lady named Laura
Who said to some poets "I implore ya'"
"No anti-war poems." She thought "That'll Show 'em"
We're so glad that they chose to ignore her.
I know, we're no poets but it was fun!!

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