Poetry Under Oath: From the Testimony of William Jefferson Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky

Poetry Under Oath: From the Testimony of William Jefferson Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky

by Tom Simon, Monica Lewinsky, United States Court of Appeals
     
 

Taken word for word from the sworn testimony of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and arranged like free verse on the page, here is an unexpected collection of found poetry. Filled with the pleasures of language, surprising juxtapositions, and moments of truth, humor, tenderness and insight, Poetry Under Oath reveals the human side behind a history-making…  See more details below

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Taken word for word from the sworn testimony of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and arranged like free verse on the page, here is an unexpected collection of found poetry. Filled with the pleasures of language, surprising juxtapositions, and moments of truth, humor, tenderness and insight, Poetry Under Oath reveals the human side behind a history-making affair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761116202
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/1998
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.51(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.39(d)

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To Be a Friend

I had
For nearly a year
Done my best
To be a friend to Ms. Lewinsky

To be a counselor to her
To give her good advice
And to help her

She had
For her part
Most of the time accepted
The changed circumstances

She talked to me a lot
About her life
Her job, her ambitions

And she continued to give me gifts
And I felt that it was a right thing to do

To give her gifts back

-From the Testimony of W.J.C.

Pizza

And when the pizza came
I went down
To let him know
That the pizza was there...

I said I needed to pack
And he said, "Well, why don't
You bring me some pizza?"

So I asked him
If he wanted
Vegatable
Or meat

- From the Testimony of M.S.L.

Excerpted from Poetry Under Oath: From the Testimony of William Jefferson Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky.
Selection and adaptation © 1998 Tom Simon.  Reprinted by permission of Workman Publishing Co.

Meet the Author

Tom Simon is the award-winning editor of Green Mountain Boys of Summer: Vermonters in the Major Leagues, 1882 - 1993.

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