Ted’s Turn…

What?  They said WHO was going to win?

Forget  speculation…there’s new victimization!
The network table seats are barely cooled
and new bottoms have occupied,
sharpening their wits and
talons, and pencils.
The limelight has not quite faded and already
the pundits are second-guessing themselves.

I thought little girls and other children
of politicos were exempt from muck-raking,
or does that not count until the official swearing-in?
They did refrain from picking on Amy’s piano
skills…at least until she reached her teens.
And the Twins kept shaped up in line
with Grandma’s studied frown.

Carolyn and John were not exempt
but they did seem to escape contempt
from detractors or sighs of resentment
thanks to good supervision and deportment.
Other kids got a break from being perfect
Dads took over as subjects of scrutiny
by critics and casual busy-bodies.

Now the Snarks, Picqueunes, and the Snides,  are ready
with brand new insults and jabs at Teddy.

©Sometimes,2016.