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Mixed Feelings

I’ve mixed feelings for my President
I don’t know what to make of him
Some folks I know have said
They’ve had as much as they can take of him

He has a way of leaving
In his wake, a mound of messes
And a style that all too frequently
Steps on his own successes

There’s quite a largish ego
And a world around […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s Happening?

I like to think that I can tell
The real news from the phony
I trust the guys I tune in to
Here on the old Marconi

I grab the daily papers
Just to get the whole gestalt
And take each take I take away
With but a pinch of salt

I do my own research because
It’s prudent and it’s frugal
And go through […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just Another Day

You’ve seen it in the theater
On the stage and on the screen
The hero or the heroine
Who rails at the routine

To climb the corporate ladder
For bills they have to pay
They follow their own footsteps
And do it every day

Though much that comes from Hollywood
We don’t see eye-to-eye with
This average Joe or Josephine
We all identify with

We order the […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Houston, 2017

That little jolt in Northridge
That shook me from my bed
That smashed the house I lived in
And dropped books on my head

Yes, we had come to Hollywood
To live among the stars
But spent the rest of January
Sleeping in our cars

That ice storm on Long Island
A kid in freezing rain
It trapped me like a kipper for
Ten hours on […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Decoration Day

All across the nation
This week’s most compelling story
Is abuse of statuary
In a way that’s statutory

I was raised as a New Yorker
But got schooling in the South
And I’d heard that it was dif’rent there
At least by word of mouth

Then I found, to my amazement
There were still intense debates
That the fight not be called “Civil”
But “The War […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real Issues

The world is at a crossroads
I’ve heard some people say
For long as I been livin’
You could say that every day

Those with education
And their noses out of joint
Scorn this talk of crossroads
They prefer “inflection point”

But, choices make a difference
Like who we pick for POTUS
And some less “monumentous”
That we never even notice

The maximum accomplishment
The greatest epic […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yet Another….

I know sometimes my rhymes
Can push the limits of endurance
So, I vowed I’d never write another
Poem on health insurance

But each time that I pledge
To give Obamacare the sack
Despite my best intentions
Circumstances pull me back

Now, if you want to say I lied
And call my vow a phony
You don’t how it is
To feel like Michael Corleone

The […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Converted

After months of probing
And much rancorous debate,
The NY Times convinced me
Not to want my country great

This Russian case is crucial
It’s open and it’s shut
The camel’s back is broken
There’s no more slack to cut

Where once my spirits lifted
You’ll find them in the dumper
They’ll serve me now at Starbucks though
Cause I’m a Never Trumper

His […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disillusion (Just a Little)

My mood is sort of skittish
And I’m feeling kind of dreadish
Ask me for my outlook
And I’d say it’s Armageddish

A tyrant has a weapon
That could turn us into litter
And that’s not a nod to Donald
And his frequent use of Twitter

“Dear Leader” launched a missile
And he’s threatened many nations
Because the can was kicked along
By three administrations

Those wise […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make No Mistake About That

If I could be the President
Or president elect
I’d make it clear the program
That the Senate could expect

Acknowledging the principle
We have our separate roles,
Demand that every day
We take a step toward common goals

Reminded of our duty
To the ship of state we’re rowing
We’ve got to work together
To get to where we’re going

I don’t care that you’re working […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments