Nov08

The Beer Hall Putsch
The Putsch

Vulgar but choral the language emerging
Meandering slowly with bombast converging
Brings to crescendo the towering notes
Plummeting deep with skewed anecdotes
In lyrics that pull into stark and clear focus
The twisted, pure stamen of early spring crocus
Covered in lusty, dusty, gold pollen
Brewed into honey to sweeten the stollen
Devoured with beer in swinging beer hall
By punch drunk fist slingers descending to brawl
And driven to frenzy by thumping wild beat
Firing them onward upon their hooved feet
Collapsed and defeated out in the cold street
And again in the morrow for all to repeat.

Adolf Hitler begins his attempted coup d’état of the Weimar Republic, in the Beer Hall Putsch, on this day in 1923.

Voting in the 2016 United States Presidential election, resulting in the election of Donald Trump, took place on this day in 2016.

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