Battle Hymn of the Heartsick

Mine eyes have seen the horror of the coming of the Trump;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of Truth ain’t plump;
He has loosed the fateful lightening of a grope upon the rump,
His “Truth” is lurching on.

Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord, I hope he don’t achieve it!
His “Truth” is lurching on.

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred migrant camps;
ripping out all of the pages where their passports have been stamped;
I can see him mocking women when they suffer menstrual cramps,
His “Truth” is lurching on.

Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord, I hope he don’t achieve it!
His “Truth” is lurching on.

I have read a birth certif-cate writ as plainly as can be;
The president of this great land was born in Hawai’i;
the man is an American, the same as you or me,
His “Truth” is lurching on.

Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord, I hope he don’t achieve it!
His “Truth” is lurching on.

He has sounded from the soapbox that a mighty wall shall rise,
And that Mexicans will pay for it all right before our eyes.
Oh! Be swift, my soul, to answer him, and say I’d be surprised.
His “Truth” is lurching on.

Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord above, I don’t believe it!
Lord, I hope he don’t achieve it!
His “Truth” is lurching on.

From the bosom of New York The Donald sprang into this life,
slurping on a sil-vry spoon and poised to cause us strife;
I surely hope The Donald never ever meets my wife
While he is leching on.

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  1. Joseph…….have you not seen videos of Trump speaking to Oprah in the 80’s? He was wanting to run for president back then.
    And your verse about the BC……back in the day, 1960-61…..did they allow pregnant women to fly? NO…..After 6-7 months they wouldn’t and most women back then didn’t even think to fly being pregnant. You do know that HI back in the day was a state that allowed you to have your baby abroad then fly after birthing yourself and the child to register their birth, right?
    And if you look at that birth cert. why is it in different fonts? Also why did he register for college as a foreign student? If you were to obtain an older version of his book, Dreams of my Father, it’s on the jacket that he was a foreign student.
    Since this article was before the election, you can now see that he is doing what he said he would.

  2. I read this within days of its printing, and its a okay parody of a popular American song…but since then up to now (Feb. 3) the Valley Voice has been non stop anti Trump and even that”s okay because everyone has the right to their opinion and I don’t have to read it or agree with it, I will say that the comments about the campaign and election by the editor and Catherine Doe have always seemed a bit arrogant, like how could anyone who supports Trump also have a useful brain? It was bothersome then but now even more so because along with the anti Trump sentiments throughout each issue the tone has really turned into a whine. Its almost ruined my enjoyment of reading the Valley Voice. I hope its temporary.

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