Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving is the day we share
Gratefulness, in quiet prayer
Hand in hand, at table, sitting
It’s proper, righteous, good, and fitting

But I say we should give a roar
For all the things we’re thankful for
And raise our voices […]

What Not to Do

Poets are required
To communicate with brevity
To get a message over
With some synthesis and levity

But how am I to summarize
What I think this week means?
An epidemic’s coming
And we’ve thrown out the vaccines

Our blimp has got a […]

Stand By Your Memoirs

In politics and poetry
In statesmanship and rhyming
Success is so elusive
That it all comes down to timing

With Jeb’s campaign in crisis
And concern about his run
The story breaks this week
About remarks by 41?

It strikes me […]


On this, the eve of ghoulishness
Of witchery, of bleakness
The media should ask itself,
“What is our greatest weakness?”

For creatures great and small
That clearly lack some introspection
Suffer from a process we call
Natural Selection

Unless they do, these journalists
Of […]

The Lie Detector

No, I’m not a lie detector
But can tell without much trying
When a politician’s speaking
It’s a good chance that they’re lying

Some will ask us for forgiveness
In our judgments, to be lenient
For it’s hard to be forthcoming
When […]