November 3, 2005

The Partisan Game

Hatched by Dafydd

You can sing this to the tune of that old Irish rebel song, "the Patriot Game." But only if you do not have a voice like a walrus in heat.

Watch your hat and coat.

The Partisan Game

by Dafydd ab Hugh


Come all you young liberals,
And list while I crow,
For the rule of one’s party
Is a glorious show.
It banishes honor,
And fortune, and fame,
So let us all worship
The partisan game.


Oh, my name is Gilhooley,
And I just won my seat;
My foe had a conscience,
That’s how he got beat!
His friends took positions,
And he took the blame;
I owe my election
To the partisan game.


My district’s divided,
It’s split like a hair,
‘Twixt the old apathetics
And the young who don’t care.
If the slime keeps on rising,
And DeLay fits the frame,
They’ll all cast their votes for
The partisan game.


I don’t know from values,
Or heaven, or hell;
If it comes in a sound-bite,
You’ll buy what I sell!
We can lie, cheat, or steal,
If winning’s the aim,
And my seat’ll be saved by
The partisan game.


Just you wait till November,
A year and some change;
Watch tyrants and bullies
The House rearrange.
With nothing to lose, and
A leader who’s lame,
We’ll spew out the mud in
The partisan game.


The vote will not matter,
You’ll still pay the price –
For the census allows us
To load up the dice.
With a poll-built agenda
And no hint of shame,
We’re slouching towards Sodom
In the partisan game!

© 1999 by Dafydd ab Hugh, all rights reserved

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, November 3, 2005, at the time of 3:09 AM

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The following hissed in response by: matoko kusanagi

lol, that is soooooo excellent. ;-)

The above hissed in response by: matoko kusanagi [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2005 9:56 AM

The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith

Excellent, Dafydd. I just added an excerpt and link to my poetry collection at

The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2005 7:12 PM

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