Live With It
Betty M. White was an ingenuous comedian
A hilarious lady and a great actress
However, this classy quasi-centenarian
Was ahead of her time. Nobody could mess
With her. She was immensely talented
And was never afraid to express
Herself. In 1954, she defied bigoted
And racist demands with three words:
‘Live with it’. Unfortunately and wontedly
The powerful racists failed to get it
And to stop this ‘word’ which rhymes with it
This ‘it’: racist, repugnant and nasty venom
Like an insidious cancer or a multiform
Virus which won’t vamoose or beat it
The world will miss Mrs. White Ludden, ‘the First Lady
Of Television’. Unfortunately, the Merciful God in His Kingdom
Let Satan miseducated, brainwashed or proselytized them
The zealots who burnt Black Streets, Capitals, and Farms.
P.S. Homage To Betty Marion White, A Legendary Actress and Comedian.
Copyright © January, 2022, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.
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