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Debates 2016

There are many epic battles
That have lived in psalm and song
From young David and Goliath
To Godzilla and King Kong

There’s the Bruins and the Trojans
Moriarty versus Holmes
The Knicks against the Celtics
And the critics with my poems

There was Slytherin v. Gryffindor
In battles so fantastic
Samsung versus Apple
And paper versus plastic

But never since the consequence
Of Persian versus Greek
Will […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Weeks, Really?

In 8 weeks on the calendar
Will come the day of choosing
But just between the two of us
It’s all a bit confusing

Out here in California
There are 16 propositions
And advocates are crafting texts
Explaining their positions

And when the postman brings them
You’re gonna find it’s liable
The brochure that contains them
Will be bigger than your bible

Then once we wade through […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four Questions

Spring will never come again
No April without pain
Each April the Emancipator’s
Slain

Mothers, will there ever
Be a Sunday in December
When you will not
Remember Remember

November never passes
Until I shed a tear
Year after Year after Year

And never in September
Will I look into the sky
Unless I ask the question
Why Why Why Why

By |September 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enough About the Emails?

My boss got very angry
You would think it was a crime
He caught me checking emails
On what should have been his dime

Now every time he sees me
He greets me with a glower
Ya’ think he knows I stop
To check my Facebook twice an hour?

I should have spoken up
And told that boss man to relax
To read or […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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