Money Makes the World Go 'Round
by Richard Tornello
The Village idiot Press
A skit for his Majesty’s next TV appearance:
A deep voice cuts into the entire broadcasts nation wide.
“We interrupt this program with an important national announcement.
“AND NOW, live, FROM THE WHITE HOUSE and the US
It opens with a chorus line from Cabaret and the president lip-synching:
"Money makes the world go round the world go round, the world go
Then with all his usual back up staged bobble-headed people behind
“Every day’s a TV sound, a TV sound, A TV sound. Just a death or
won't mind or three won’t mind. I'm the president so great’s my mind,
great’s my mind.
“We've insured a baby boom, a baby boom, and all the
oldies will be gone real soon, be gone real soon. No more issues with
Social Security doom, with SS doom."
With a smile he adds, “Just remember, come this November, I took no
responsibility at all. It wasn’t me that caused these people to die and
care less for you than for I.”
"YOU WILL APPLAUD" sign appears off screen but the camera
Audience in the press seats behind him claps and nods approval; his
bobble heads dance their way off stage smiling
© 2020 Richard Tornello
Rick always had an interest in writing, art, science and history.
He studied at The Art Students League in NYC and picked up a degree in
History and Asian Studies from Rutgers University.
He began writing short stories and poems about 12 years ago and
has published 3 children’s books and illustrated one book of poems. He
also translated the poetry for a Chinese-American poet.
Rick has been published in Aphelion-webzine.com, Orion’s
Short-Humour.org.uk and a few stories in the anthology Flash of
Aphelion and a new one in Rogue Planet Press, "Fantastacal
and Jungles" anthology
He is a business owner and a technical/engineering recruiter for
working in the Washington DC metro area.
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