Fall of the might-have-been

A reader commented on the Obama sand castle washing away today and that prompts me to post this, from another blogger.

Apologies to Percy…

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is OBAMANDIAS, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Why am I using Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” to reference Obama?  Oh… no reason




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4 responses to “Fall of the might-have-been

  1. anon

    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall — Proverbs 16:18

  2. AJ

    A false god revealed: a hollow icon. Cheap chicken wire, scrap wood, and styrofoam covered in a carefully crafted veneer hides an empty core. Kind of reminds me of those larger than life posters of Chairman Mao and the cult of personality as brought to you by Jim Jones and The People’s Temple of Guyana.

    Are we a nation of laws or is Obama a law unto himself?