Illustrations by Alexandra Rouvet Duvernoy, Copyright 2020
Commentary by A.H. Scott, Copyright 2020
Alexandra’s astonishing image made my brain tick-tock about how people sometimes get what they deserve. And, of course, those who heralded the man of orange bought the ticket he was selling and now they”re in the same hellhole of his madness that the rest of us are in. This is “The Price Of The Ticket For A Honeymoon in Hell” and WE ALL are paying it…in tears….and for some, in cheers….. Mr. and Mrs. America got EXACTLY what they asked for – TUNE IN, FREAK OUT, GET BEATEN!
“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well….maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten” – Hunter S. Thompson (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, 1971)
THE PRICE OF THE TICKET FOR A HONEYMOON IN HELL
When he drooled like a junkyard dog, “What the Hell do you have to lose?!”
She thought it was cute and charming to her ears and let her common sense snooze
And, now shackled to that mad rat of lies she now must pay for what she decided to choose
Missy America batted her lashes without surprise, as he slimed Mexicans, McCain, Muslims and more
She said, “They are the other and me as a real American is what he adores”
Willingly she was as he came a callin’ with a Barnumesque yawn
Yet, now the damnable reality has started to dawn
Now, it’s her turn to be in for a spine-chilling shock
Dearly disheveled we are gathered here today
The doors are sealed and guarded, so none contained within these walls can get away
Tyrannical misogyny makes his soul drool
Would be easy to call him a fool
Let’s go for a few words more complicated and cool
Will this madness ever cease?
Never shall it be, for Lucifer is whom he has to please
Missy America was seduced by his bravado
She figured how bad could he possibly be
He promised me a wall to keep me safe
And, an economy that would make me feel ever so great
He even said, I would be the way of great once again
How bad could he be?
What kind of pain could he possibly inflict?
The answer is dainty n’ dear Missy, “This is the rat you decided to pick!”
Not so pure she may be
Yet, compared to his intentions, she is virginal evergreen
Man with crest of bleached sheet upon his head said in a growl, “Do you take this Miss?”
About The Artist: Alexandra Rouvet Duvernoy is an artist who specializes in pen and ink drawings. She also is a model and muse of Tony Ward. She currently resides in her native France.
About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and frequent contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by A. H. Scott, go here: https://tonywardstudio.com/blog/h-scott-follow-ruble-road/