Hope Amid Despair

The Republican Establishment
Is lowering the flag
They see the fight as hopeless
And she’s got it in the bag

The polls have been all over
And they’re tailored to deceive
But the ones that show him losing
Are the ones that they believe

Our candidates are cautious
Cause they don’t know what to do
Ask for their opinion
And they’ll answer, “Donald who?”

I hope they […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Predictions 2

The experts said the Brexit
Would cause a Wall St crash.
I put my dough in stocks
And now I’m rolling in the cash

They said that Jeb was ready
His backing, deep and strong
His war chest was enormous
But I guess they got it wrong

It widely was reported
I remember one slow news day
That Bernie would be finished
By the […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old Speak

You could travel ‘round the planet
Like that Spanish guy, Magell-ian*
And you couldn’t find a country
Or a leader more Orwellian.

No we didn’t pay a ransom
We just brokered a release
Just like slavery is freedom
Up is down and war is peace

You can tell a grieving parent
No, we really didn’t desert you
Though it hardly makes a difference
Cause the JV […]

By |August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

History Lessons

The telephone was quite a gift
Ameche’s great invention
Until, for our convenience
We added the extension

Then nosy little brothers
To their sister’s great chagrin
Could pick up a receiver
And discretely listen in

Well, soon those sisters
In pursuit of adolescent pleasures
Resumed communications
With effective counter measures

They knew that when a word is heard
It cannot be deleted
And learned not to enunciate
What they […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Crisis of Our Time

According to John Kerry
The spokesman for our nation
Obstacles and challenges
Face every generation

In 1861
We struggled with a moral truth
Our Civil War claimed scores of souls
The flower of our youth

Five decades of a century
Saw blood enough to span it
A battle with a cult of death
That sought to rule a planet

But now the crisis of our time
Past […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Star Trek Paradox

A number of years ago I read a movie script where the heroes were a couple of naïve space aliens who came to earth to play Major League baseball because it was “the most beautiful game in the universe.” Tension in the script came from an alien travel agent who pursued them because helping […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Measured Response

If I don’t peruse the papers
If I don’t turn up the sound
If I just refuse to listen
If I simply go to ground

If I cancel my subscriptions
And I forego all my flights
Then decline your invitations
And extinguish all the lights

If I barricade the windows
And decide to drop the tour
I can live the life I want to
And […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What next?

After all the vitriol, shrill rhetoric
And shouting
The primaries have ended
It’s all over but the pouting

Grandees of the GOP
Won’t go to Cleveland’s caucus
Kids who cling to Bernie
Promise Philly will be raucous

Pundits say we’re in for some
Unprecedented scrappin’
But being I’m a poet
I can see what’s gonna happen

The Democratic candidate
Inspires rage and odium
I’m starting to […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memorial Day

Let’s hear it for the soldiers
Our sons and daughters who
Are founders and protectors
Of everything we do

They knew about the dangers
But by service they were steered
Despite the threats to life and limb
They bravely volunteered

They come from every background
From humble house or suite
But due to that decision
I say they’re all elite

They fight against oppression
Relieve the set upon
They […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Night and Day (A Parable)

Yes, there are some certain people
Who, for reasons great or slight
Don’t function well in daylight
And prefer to work at night

Though of all the population
They make up the merest fraction
They formed a coalition
And the group demanded action

They say, “Down with 9 to 5ers”
As they chant and march in line
And urge government to mandate
That we all work […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments