This aint Torquemada

Watching Senator Ted Kennedy this morning discussing Mukasey’s snowball in hell chance of being attorney general if it were just up to Ted, it somehow reminded me of a poem from the Harlem Renaissance by Marcus B. Christian (especially after Doofus went on the TeeVee to defend said diddler).

 

Visions of Torquemada…..

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Dialect Quatrain

This ain’t Torquemada

‘Tain’t no “Scourge o’God”

Hit’s jess li’l ole New Awleens’s

Makeum-Tell-It-Squad.”

{From the ‘American Negro Poetry’ – An Anthology edited by Arna Bontemps}

 

 

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