On graduation day Obama’s speech
Informs the seniors he is here to teach
What life’s about. And this is his advice:

No one will help you, or to be precise,
Don’t look to government for what you need.
We’re busy satisfying corporate greed.
The funds for wealthy donors have no end,
But you are on your own, my little friend.
Can’t pay the rent? Your college loans are due?
That’s not our problem. It’s all up to you!
A decent life? Well only you can do it.
As Prez I could have helped. But, damn, I blew it.

I must confess, the last line’s my invention.
The words he really said, I will not mention.

By the People’s Party Poet