August 10, 2022

AUG 10, a brief saga (American satire): Mar-a-lago, the dacha















Authors' Note: 

NARA (NAY-ruh): acronym for the US agency National Archives and Records Administration

M.B.S’: Mohammid bin Salman, Saudi prince

 The name of the Florida estate, Mar-a-lagomight have been better formulated by its builder Marjorie Post in Spanish as Mar-al-lago, or in Italian as Mare-al-lago. 

  It is noted that the following are palindromes:
Deified  (but not ‘declassified’)
Dacha: ah!, cad. 
Mar-a-lago: O, gal, a ram!

  The Mar-a-lago estate, purchased by Donald Trump in 1985, served since 2016 as the 'Southern White House’. In 2021, having lost the national election of November 2020, Trump decamped from the White House to Mar-a-lago, taking with him, contrary to regulations, a substantial number of government documents.
  
  John McCain and Jeff Flake were Republican senators from Arizona who became vocal opponents of DJT. 


   For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form, constituting a single submission to the online humor site 'Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form'. On the OEDILF site, rigorous standards for content and format proceed in a collaborative editing process that may take several weeks to over a year. 

  Generally, OEDILF has not been enormously welcoming of multi-verse submissions, but Giorgio Coniglio has persisted, and the OEDILF number for each accepted multi-verse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Grandpa Greg's Advanced Grammar: pluralia tantum'. 

  If you have enjoyed these verses on the theme of American political satire, you might like to proceed to view other items in our collection including:
- 'American satire: A Term of Endirement'
- 'political palindromes A through P' (click HERE to start)

  There are also some parody-song lyrics posted in 2019 and 2020, that you might like, including: 
- 'The Ballad of Giuliani', part I and part II.


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