The Cheney

The Cheney was born with the stars

The Cheney has always existed

It is the Cheney that rustles the grass behind you

As you walk through the dark woods

It is the Cheney’s eyes that you glimpse

Behind the hung clothes in the dark closet

The Cheney is it, that goes bump in the night and  that hides under the bed

It’s passage bring goosebumps

The Cheney has always been here

They say

The Cheney is in the eye

Of the shot and dying once caged quail

The Cheney is in the eyes

Of the thin Iraqi child

As she she cannot sleep from hunger

The Cheney , so they say

Spies on lovers, but for a pleasure obscene

To catch them breaking rules

The Cheney bursts forth

In the explosion of sorrows in a drunken barfight when it has all become too much

In the lovers fist and the regret that follows the change

When it cannot be taken back

The Cheney lies in the dark, waiting, plotting, watching, stalking

Feeding on despair and brimming anger

Feasts on hurt and death and pain

And gnaws at the bones of our weaknesses

It sleeps in your fears

In all our fears

Where the sunlight never goes

The Cheney has always been here, so they say

That before one passes from this place

A new one must be born

It will always haunt our dreams

To show us what true meanness is

And now…. it wears a dress???



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  1. but there ya go!

    • Robyn on September 6, 2008 at 02:52

    This is the song Over and Above from the album Phantasmagoria by Curved Air, not the band Phantasmagoria, which is totally different.

  2. or has hair plugs.


    Good writing!

  3. And now…. it wears a dress???

    lipstick.  dont forget the lipstick…

    • Edger on September 6, 2008 at 03:08

    Bushies Come to Palin’s Aid

    By Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, September 02, 2008

    The McCain team has hastily assembled a team of former Bush White House aides to tutor the vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, on foreign-policy issues, to write her speeches and to begin preparing her for her all-important Oct. 2 debate against Sen. Joe Biden.

    Steve Biegun, who once served as the No. 3 National Security Council official under Condoleezza Rice at the White House, has been hired as chief foreign-policy adviser to the Alaska governor, campaign officials told NEWSWEEK. After taking leave from his job as vice president for international affairs at Ford Motor Co. last Friday, Biegun flew to St. Paul and, together with McCain’s foreign-policy guru Randy Schuenemann, began briefings for Palin on national-security issues-an area where her resume is conspicuously thin.


    The proliferation of former Bush White House aides in the Palin team may strike some as ironic-and could even provide some fodder for the Democrats-given the McCain camp’s efforts to distance itself from the unpopular president.

    More and worse…

    Yep, that would be the same Randy Schuenemann who was one of the neocons who engineered the war in Iraq when he was a director of PNAC, and who also was a close friend and former employeee of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who ordered the invasion of South Ossetia, an invasion that clearly was expected to and did produce a Russian counterreaction.

    Now Schuenemann will be tutoring/programming Sarah Palin with PNAC foreign policy pit bull thinking?

    Can we drive a stake through that barracuda’s heart before it’s reincarnated as Palin?

    • Valtin on September 6, 2008 at 05:47

    I have read in a long while. It has a lot of literary quality, while capturing something very true and very deep about our reality… the Cheney reality we seek to flee.

    Bravo, buhdydharma. This is one I will send to my friends. I think it should be anthologized.

    I never suspected you have the modern poet in you (although, perhaps, I should have).

    • feline on September 6, 2008 at 07:13

    is the Anti-Cheney?!

    • feline on September 6, 2008 at 07:17

    That creep stole my birthday – January 30th, the same day that Gandhi was assassinated.  I’m thinking of picking a new day – sometime warmer… any suggestions?

  4. The Grip of Death is nice, but real men prefer Impalement.

  5. the female Cheney is a better shot and can kill and skin her prey. I am really nervous about the male version however where is he? The Repugs have hidden him somewhere and you have to wonder what he’s up to.  

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