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Watching History

I bought the Pyeong Chang package
My cable system sells me
So I can see who wins ten minutes
After Twitter tells me

So I subscribed to streaming
To try and get the feed
But they didn’t think a schedule
Was something I would need

I wanted to watch curling
(I love to hear them shout)
Instead I saw a replay of
A woman’s hockey […]

By |February 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Generic’s Day Poem

Each year my happy clients
Kindly offer me the chance
To help them with their words of love
As the pursue romance

They tell me who they’re pining for
And then I make some guesses
For, though I’ve never seen them
They are all my Beatresses

The custom poems I write
Can be sublime and atmospheric
But those of you who waited
Will be getting […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Now

There is a time, in men’s affairs,
To face those dragons in their lairs

A time, when after introspection
To move things in the right direction

To know what north is and what south is
And put yer money where yer mouth is

A time for hate, a time for love
A time persuade, evolves to shove

A time for niceties, A time […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Believe (or What is Truth Anyway?)

Tell me that, by Newton’s Law
A rock stays where you leave it
Tell me 1 plus 1 is 2
I simply don’t believe it
Tell me that the sky is blue
Or Philly fans are louts
Swear to me you know it’s true
I’ll say I have my doubts

I seek the kind of certainty
That bites you on the nose
I wouldn’t be […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shhhhh

With every conversation now
No matter where I’m talking
I watch my words so carefully
It’s like on eggshells, walking
I say, “The sky was clear last night
This weather sure is splendid.”
Lest any other topic leave
My listener offended

Of course, such idle chit chat
Could be slammed as climate norming
And crass insensitivity
To fans of global warming
We can’t speak of our favorite […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article 25

Some things can still be gained
From even outrage and inanity
So, I propose that everyone
Be forced to prove their sanity

Like managers who call The Squeeze
From guys who never bunt
And coaches who still run the ball
Against an eight-man front

Folks who get the warranties
On everything they buy
Or those who order oysters
When they’re dining in July

Viewers viewing CNN
Not […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy New Year

God made a resolution
And started his own movement
That each year his creation
Would see regular improvement

The soul of his intention
We now call “Evolution”
And we advance that plan
Each time we make a resolution

So if this year’s commitment is
To never make mistakes
Stick to it ‘cause I guarantee
God knows how long it takes

And if you have a set-back
Somehow, re-light […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Twelve Months of Christmas

When I was just a little lad
It seemed a feat so long
To linger on that nice list
And not do nuthin’ wrong

The carols all convinced me
With every rum-pum-pum
The calendar was frozen
And Kris Kringle wouldn’t come

But now each Christmas morning
Is gone before I blink
It’s been for me a mystery
I didn’t know what to think

Just like what happened […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not Quite a Christmas Poem

It isn’t quite the Christmas
That you and I had planned
Santa Claus is missing
And mistletoe’s been banned

We don’t go window shopping
Through windows anymore
Amazon has come and gone
And shuttered up the store

The air is dry and dusty
The noble fir’s not fresh
The ACLU is going to sue
To take away the creche

The outdoor lights are tangled
The fuses all blew […]

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

I’m Just a Bill (really)

If you had taken civics class
You would have known by now
The way a bill becomes a law.
It’s quite a job (and how!)

The process can be daunting
A massive undertaking
Akin to stable sweeping
And quite like sausage-making

Those of you who didn’t know
Have Schoolhouse Rock to tell you
And if you think that’s how it works
I have a bridge to […]

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