We Don’t Have Victories Anymore by Colin Dardis

A found poem based on the transcript of Donald Trump‘s Presidential Campaign Announcement on June 16th, 2015

 

We don’t have victories anymore.

They kill us.

I beat China all the time.

All the time.

When did we beat Japan at anything?

They beat us all the time.

When do we beat Mexico at the border?

They’re killing us.

 

A group of people,

a nation that truly has no clue.

They don’t know what they’re doing.

They don’t know what they’re doing.

Obamacare: you have to be hit by a tractor,

literally, a tractor, to use it.

 

When was the last time you heard China is killing us?

They’re killing us.

I don’t care.

I’m really rich.

 

Somebody said, “Oh, that’s crass.”

It’s not crass.

“Please reconsider.”

No.

 

We’re dying. We’re dying.

We need money.

Thank you, darlin’.

I think I’m actually a very nice person.

I’m really proud of my success.

I really am.

That means everything.

I don’t have to brag.

 

Through stupidity,

We now have a gun on every table.

We’re ready to start shooting.

So be very, very careful.

The American dream is dead.

..

“A found poem, based on the transcript of Presidential Campaign Announcement from June 16th, 2015. All the words/phrases were said by Trump, I’ve just been ‘selective’ in what I’ve drawn out from the transcript.
Colin Dardis is a poet, editor and mental health advocate He is the founder of Poetry NI and an ACES ’15-16 recipient from Arts Council Northern Ireland. Colin is also one of Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British And Irish Poets 2016, and currently longlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. www.colindardispoet.co.uk

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