STEEPLECHASER

He’s a muffed up
fluffernutter
flatterer

A laying it on too thick
cock-a-doodle dooing
mooing and self-saluting
self-congratulating
up at batting
cooing and back-patting
swaggering
staggering
attention grabbing
and sucking
generalissimo

A fanfaronaded
gasconaded
rodomontader
uh rhodomontader
and blustering
huckstering
shuckstered
always flustered
distinguishly differenced
ironically inferenced
braggadocio

A tell us how he’s really feeling
getting over on himself and you
using showmanship and me
and feigning low-key false modesty
and weak-kneed bees knees brinksmanship
parading self-annointed
and appointed
paradigm shifting
and finely sifted
scripted quips
and playing to the crowd
he’s a prancing dancing romancing
steeplechaser

Always in the race
and putting on
and sending up
and boxing in
grandstanding
upstanding
bandstanding
self-aggrandizing
self-parodying
in your corner
on your team
in cahoots
and better keep it in the family
for those in the bleachers
are there of their own volition
dog and pony showing
and blowing hope and smoking
and what’s a guy gotta do to get some service around here?
steeples

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17 thoughts on “STEEPLECHASER

  1. I wasn’t aware you knew Donald Trump 🙂 Love this. Seriously, we’ve all met this ass-hole.

      • Very true. Easier than we’d care to think. For that matter The Donald ‘became’ that way himself. Early on he was a nice guy. His first wife modelled for a designer I worked with and we met him. Nothing like he is now.

  2. Not talking about anybody I know are you? (Glad to see that our steeple wasn’t in that picture!)

    I’m telling you, man . . . I really, really want to hear you read this one! Fantastic . . .

    • That guy on the alka-seltzer commercial’s a little full of himself! 🙂 It’d take a bit of practice to read it through but it’ll be happening soon enough! Thanks.

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