The people by whom we are led,
Are used to having carpets red,
Laid down before them as they walk,
Most often on the way to talk.

So when President What’s-his-name –
The US one with odd surname –
Arrived in China recently,
He though such carpet there would be.

As it turned out he was quite wrong,
As he found out before too long,
So since he did the carpet lack,
He left his plane right at the back.

The diplomatic words ensued,
With neither side now being rude,
“It’s just a mix up,” they all said,
“And little in it should be read.”

Believe these words then if you will,
Crafted with diplomatic skill,
Though they say not, well it just might,
Have been a diplomatic slight.

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