B is for baloney, leave one symbolic slice out.
C is for the clover in which we were born,
And D is for doom to failure and scorn.
E is for erudition, whatever that means,
And F is the letter that gets us to genes.
G is for genetics, where our future's endowed.
H is for the humility we're not allowed.
I is for importers, like gangsters but coarser
and J is for Judas, scripture's outsourcer.
K is for Kapital, suppressing the people
While L's for liquidity up to the steeple.
M is for mumbling when you say to work hard
N is for no as in no union card.
O is for Obama, daughter of Kenya
And P is for President, or sometimes pretender.
Q is for quicksand, composing our discourse
R is for what? Recession, of course!
S is for Socrates, who corrupted the youth
T is for television which restored them to couth
U is for unamerican, like socialism and tea
And V is for cross-cultural validity
W was the president for our golden age
X marked the spot where we all turned the page
Y is for Yokel, and Z is for snoring
The best you can do is to keep it all boring.
Schoolchild, n. The perpetual hostage. A Sabine-American, stolen in a blare of bugles and ransomed for a grunt.