President, Putin and Poets

June 17, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Peter Klaunzer – Pool/Keystone via Getty Images)

“To be a journalist,” Joe Biden said, post-parlaying with Putin,
“you have to have a negative world view…”
This poet for the view of Biden sees no reason for disputin’:
negativity is what most journalists just love to do.

Poets are far more like politicians, spouting soundbites positive
about the world despite opinions negative
concerning leaders about whom they’re not electralpositive,
not often champions of a chief who is the chief executive.

Poets love to diss, dissenting with the Highest Deity,
the Lord High Executioner who’s known as God,
whom human chief executives with unhumble homogeneity
imitate, like prissy peas when challenged in a PC pod.


After Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on 6/16/21 the following occurred, according to a report on bbc.com

While the presidential plane waited to leave Geneva, President Biden took questions from reporters who were pressing him on what he had achieved during the Putin meeting.  “To be a journalist you have to have a negative world view, it seems,” Biden said, chiding reporters for “never” asking a positive question. Over the audible pleas of the president’s team asking reporters to wrap up the questions, Biden continued to speak with them and defend his position with Putin.

Biden apologized for being “short” and a “wise guy” to reporters, who he then called “the brightest people in the country”.

Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976.  Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored “Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel.” He can be reached at gershonhepner@gmail.com.

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