The Overpass Of Broken Dreams!!!

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The Center Could Not Hold???

The Overpass Of Broken Dreams
by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

The Overpass of Broken Dreams-
The haunted landscape fairly teems
With ghostly remnants, silent now
Among the kudzu, and the bough.

The Day of Sadness started fine,
With Birthers waiting, full of sign.
Yellow flags with snakes a’coiling
Waved in summer sun a’boiling!

“It’s A Forgery!” on cardboard,
Carried by the starred and barred horde.
Large white banners with an “Impeach!”
Raised aloft, in plaintive outreach.

Down below the streaming traffic
Strained to read the message graphic.
Strained, and thusly fell distracted,
Then, the concrete piers impacted.

So, a chain of fatal shaking,
Set the parapets to quaking,
Snapp’ed the threaded iron bars,
And launched the Birthers into cars.

Whilst others fell ‘neath semi-rigs
And livestock trailers full of pigs.
Others struck, as seems most fitting,
While in lawn chairs still were sitting.

By evidential weight compelled,
The Bridge Inspectors’ findings held,
The fault was Birthers’ all alone.
The least of them weighed 20 stone!

The Overpass of Broken Dreams
Lies silent now of Birther screams.
The heavy weight of Birther foot
Made engineering standards moot.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Image. This is from Naughty Dog’s Last of Us adventure/survival game. It puts players in a post-apocalyptic scenario where survivors must fight off a populace infected by a virus. In this illustration, we see main characters Ellie and Joel sharing a serene moment amid the chaos of a destroyed city.

Note 2. The Inspiration. From ORYR:

Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
movement growing across the country

By Dean Chambers @ Examiner

In just a few short weeks, Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment has grown from the Founder, James Neighbors to movement with groups preparing protests in all 50 states across America. Neighbors announced today that the protests are spreading across the country. The rapid growth of this new grassroots movement illustrates how strongly citizens across the country feel about the need to hold the president accountable for his actions in so many areas.

Inspired by the protests in Carlsbad, Cal. Earlier this year on June 8, Neighbors created the page on Facebook, which now has a following of thousands with vastly more protesters in individual states organizing and preparing to take to the overpasses and streets across America in protest.

Neighbors estimates that over 12,000 people across America have joined the movement since it began in mid-June and believe the protests will force Congress to act and begin the process of impeaching President Obama.

On August 6th, the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment groups will stand together for synchronized protests across the nation in what the group has named “The Patriot Wave,” beginning in the Eastern Time zone, and culminating on the West coast. Neighbors emphasized that the protests will continue on a national level every week during the Patriot Wave, and at dates across the nation as determined by their state organizers. […] – Continued at Examiner.

Note 3. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams. See also:

Note 4. 20 Stone. A stone is 14 pounds, therefore the lightest Birther weighed 280 pounds.


About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 34. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

3 responses to “The Overpass Of Broken Dreams!!!

  • Monkey Boy


    That poem was good. Worthy of Ogden Nash. I’m in awe.

    • Monkey Boy

      I love the way that it started off semi-serious and ponderous, and then, imperceptibly segued into the absurd.

  • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

    Hi Monkey Boy!!!

    OH thank you for liking the poem. I worked really hard on it, and it is WONDERFUL to have somebody appreciate it, and the all the subtle little stuff in it!!!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    (PS: Have you checked out the Fawlty Headlines article here yet??? You might enjoy certain aspects of it.)

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