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American Nero

American Nero, showering utter disdain — Denigration downpour on pleb citizens begging for pandemic crumbs As the pestilent fire rages around your virally tainted kingdom Ghastly gladly, you keep on fiddling acid text madly Dripping hateful words that burn deep into the bipolar soul of a divided nation An enamel disrobed toga ethos reveal naked desires Sparking flames of cold pathos American Nero, a contemptible paper reign is exit poll falling Whilst the fire of pox chaos contagiously spread with spittle accelerant ease This scorching hoax raze any flagging, publican hope Truth unmasked do singe that gallows rumor rope Fiery breath fiddler kindling fear, high up on that Ivory Tower roof Tearfully playing the ill-fated fool madly, as graven torch idolatry lay fallow ‘neath ash liberty truth

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Date: 7/30/2020 6:28:00 AM
Wow! Thought I would check you out after so long. You still have great talent for metaphor and symbolic representation. I am so sick of our Nero I do not know anymore. I am FAVING this
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Date: 7/17/2020 9:12:00 AM
American Nero about sums up this POTUS... Except at least Nero could play the fiddle (apparently). All Trump can fiddle with is his zipper, which he should transfer from his trousers to his tweets and twitters, if he knew what was good for him. (But he doesn't). Last time, Hilary snatched defeat from the jaws of victory... This time DJT will, I think... Neither of them had anything but contempt for the vast majority of Americans, i.e., those who weren't exactly of their (privileged) ilk. ~ gw
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Date: 7/16/2020 1:41:00 PM
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