ON MY SOAPBOX….Pockets full of posies


WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY

 

Ring around the rosie,
Pockets full of posies;
Atischoo, atischoo, (or, Ashes, ashes)
We all fall down.

Two of the more well-known plagues that devastated the European area in the Middle Ages were the Black Death and the great London Plague. Rhymes and songs were a way for the common people to tell stories to each other, and a way of carrying those stories over to succeeding generations.

One of the more common interpretations of this rhyme is as follows:

Ring around the rosie,
[refers to the rosie-red round rash marks on the skin —one of the first signs that a person had the plague]
A pocket full of posies;
[one of the superstitious ways used by people in the Middle Ages to try and fend off the plague was to stuff their pockets with posies (flowers)]
Atischoo, atischoo,
[sneezing was also an early sign of the plague if it was a pneumonic plague; however, not all types of plague involved sneezing]
or, Ashes, ashes
[the dead were often cremated]
We all fall down.
[most of the people infected with the plague died]


If I were to rewrite this little ditty to reflect modern times, I would write it like this:

Trump is still the leading man,
We need another plan;
Covid, Covid,
Spread it all around.

My interpretation of this rhyme is as follows:

Trump is still the leading man,
[Democrats tried every game, trick, lie, etc. possible to bring POTUS Donald Trump down. They wanted him ousted, no matter what it took. Everything failed because true Americans loved, AND STILL LOVE, Donald Trump. He absolutely Made America Great Again. Even the sorry, lying Democrats know that is true]
We need another plan;
[After every Democrat scheme, legal or illegal, failed. Their Devoted Associate and Primary Business Partner, CHINA, came to their rescue. They sent The Chinese Wuhan Virus]
Covid, Covid,
[POTUS Trump called it exactly what it was, The Chinese Virus. Democrats and MSM starting having a meltdown. It eventually became known as Covid…because that is what The Speech Gods preferred that it be called]
Spread it all around.
[In order to spread The Chinese Virus as quickly as possible, Nancy Pelosi, the Big Mouth of the house proudly proclaimed, “Let’s all go to Chinatown and party.” Joe Biden (future PINO) announced that POTUS Trump was over-reacting when he stopped foreign air travel into America.]

I would add a second verse to my little modern ditty:

They stole the election,
Now they’re screaming Insurrection;
Patriots, Patriots,
Will be taking back their ground.

 

Feehery: The left's patriotism problem | TheHill

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