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Poem – CERTIFIED (By John Stanizzi)

CERTIFIED

            WorldNetDailyExclusive — http://www.wnd.com/2011/04/292717/

 

                  “A Tale of Two Birth Certificates”

 

That Obama’s birth certificate lists a registrar that appears remarkably like a forger’s signature joke on the word “ukulele” is not the only peculiarity observed in comparing the president’s record with other long-form Hawaiian birth certificates that have been fully authenticated.

 

Toto, I’ve a feeling the Wichita

lineman is still on the line, and how good

and how pleasant it would be going to

our father’s land which is not in Hono-

lulu but in Kenya, a far cry from

the Kalanianaole Highway,

and whether Verna K. L. Lee could play

the ukulele or not, she could write,

and so could Dr. David A. Sinclair,

and I know how you feel about the name

Hussain – it makes your heart shake with terror,

Barack Hussain Obama, Africa —

but there’s no need – no need to get jumpy,

although I know – it’s all too much to bear.

 


Author Bio: John L. Stanizzi



John L. Stanizzi is the author of the collections Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time!, and High Tide – Ebb Tide. John’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, Rust+Moth, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Passages North, The Spoon River Quarterly, Poet Lore, Hawk & Handsaw, and many others. John’s work has also been translated into Italian and appeared in Italy’s El Ghibli, and in the Journal of Italian Translations Bonafinni. His translator is the poet, Angela D’Ambra. His next full-length collection, Sundowning, will appear in 2018, published by Finishing Line Press. A former New England Poet of the Year, John has read at many venues throughout the northeast, including the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. He teaches literature in an adjunct capacity at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT and I live with my wife, Carol, in Coventry.

www.johnlstanizzi.com