The Socialist Shirkers Party


Thanks to M.C. Newberry for permitting republication of his poem as a guest post here at Glossy News!


You’ll find them among most types of mob

With shuttered mind and open gob.

You’d be forgiven for wondering what they do for a living

When they prefer to be taking rather than giving.

They’ll shout you down in your own small protest

And you think they might actually be seeking arrest

From the ranks of police that wearily try

To make sure the peace doesn’t go too awry.

Having said that the street scene’s so often akin

To the dangerous days seen in pre-war Berlin

When the socialists were fascists in all that they did

And woe betide a victim that they could call “Yid”.

Watch out for the punch or that kick to the knee

You may not see coming in the usual melee,

As the Socialist Shirkers in full fragrant voice

Determine that nobody else has a choice

Of what is the right way for folk to behave,

And remind us that some still belong in a cave!

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.