Betsy DeVos Education Reform Humor

SomeDAM Poet: Betsy as “Annabel Lee”

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“Lizabeth Dee” (With a lot of help from Edgar Allan Poe– “Annabel Lee”. And yes, her middle name really is “Dee”.)

It was many and many a year ago,
In a Kingdom by the sea [Michigan, by Lake Michigan]
That a Sec Ed there lived whom you may know
By the name of Elizabeth Dee
And this billionaire lived with no other thought
Than to loathe and be loathed by me

I was a teacher and she was a plant
In this Kingdom by the sea,
And we loathed with a loathe that was more than loathe—
I and Elizabeth Dee
With a loathe that the wicked devils in Hell
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago
In a Kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, thrilling
The voucherful Lizabeth Dee
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To put her up in a big White House
In the Kingdumb by D.C.

The devils, not half so happy in Hell
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this Kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Thrilling, fulfilling Elizabeth Dee

But our loathe it was stronger by far than the loathe
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the devils in Hell below
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my sole from the soul
Of the voucherful Lizabeth Dee

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the charterful Lizabeth Dee
And the stars never rise, but I hear “privatize”
From the dollarful Lizabeth Dee;
So, to all I confide, I will not let her ride
On my classroom— my schoolhouse — my life and my pride
In her wealth-bubble there by the sea—
In her Kingdumb there by DC

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