“YUGE”, Mr. Trump? Could you be compensating for something?!

With savage wit, LeRoy strikes a devastating blow against empire and its rulers!

From Bush through Obama to Trump, LeRoy charts an epic course through the inferno of U.S. politics. Yet his verses are rendered with such wit and inventive force that the reader is entertained, rather than overwhelmed, and supported by a wealth of deeply researched historical record to inspire progressive forces at this critical time for humanity.

In the age-old contention between prophets and rulers, score one for the prophets, and witness that the pen really is mightier than the sword!

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“Abdiel LeRoy’s poetry and prose offer intellectual nourishment for critical thinkers and seekers of truth… While I am not usually inclined to read poetry, this book has captured my interest with its flawless interpretation of the ‘Empire’. I highly recommend this book and its companion editions to anyone who seeks to escape from the ‘Matrix’.”

Annemarie M. Osborne

Hear the Author read from Verses Verses Empire—III

Size Matters, Mr. Trump!

Trump likes to use the word “YUGE”, whether inflating his poll results or boasting about the size of bombs he’s dropped. Could he be compensating for something? From January 2017.


From April 2017.


on the psychological condition of Mr. Trump. From July 2017.

Take 20

on the G20 gathering in Hamburg, Germany. From July 2017.


on the Las Vegas massacre of Oct. 1, 2017.

Brute Force

demi-Sonnet on the recent surge in sexual-assault allegations. From November 2017.


on U.S. Senate passage of the tax bill. From December 2017.

Cream Pai

on the FCC’s vote, orchestrated by Trump appointee Ajit Pai, to destroy net neutrality. From December 2017.


on the banning of words by the Trump administration. From December 2017.

Go, Ahed

on indictment of Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, for “aggravated assault” after she slapped an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank. From January 2018.

Button Up!

on Trump’s latest tweets regarding North Korea. From January 2018.

Trump's Dump

on Trump’s expletive to describe certain countries. From January 2018.

The Body Politicked

From January 2018.

Gun Controlled

on the ‘Valentine’s Day Massacre’ at a Florida high school, Feb. 14, 2018.


demi-Sonnet on U.S. Supreme-Court ruling in Jennings v. Rodriguez. From February 2018.


demi-Sonnet on the ouster of Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state. March 2018.

Phoney Terrorism Event Triggers World War III

From March 2018.


on Trump’s next pick for CIA director. From March 2018.

Ghastly — II

on the deaths and injuries inflicted by the Israeli military at the Gaza border. April 2018.


on Trump’s withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal. May 2018.


on arguments made by Trump’s lawyers to Mueller investigation. June 2018.

For the most recent entries in the Verses Versus Empire series, go to Abdiel’s Polemics page.