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Hugh’s News

Of all creation’s gifts
With which our species is arrayed
The good Lord gave us language
By which means we may persuade

Without this great ability
Our world would be appalling
And all our interactions
Would be bites and blows and mauling

Those who have this skill in spades
Owe the gift a debt
And they must wage a war—of words
At every chance they get

I […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Words, and…

I am a man of many words
They are my bread and butter
I count a day successful by
The number that I utter

Some words are worth a dollar
Others, like, a quarter
And words are quite compelling
Written in the proper order

Great words can be the difference
Between defeat and winning
And words got all this started
Back, you know, in the beginning

But […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Donald be…Donald

Reporters now are far too young
Like Tapper, Chuck, and Meagan
To recollect the battle cry,
Let Reagan be Reagan

For even though he knew his mind
Down to the jot and letter
Even some who worked for him
They thought that they knew better

He didn’t honor their advice
Or diplomat’s decorum
He looked at a divided world
And called ‘em as he saw ‘em

He […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With and Without

Today, the mainstream media
Repeats the liberal dictum
Illegal immigration
Is a crime without a victim

And so, I think the parallel
Is really quite sublime
We have a special counsel
Where there isn’t any crime

This goes along with much
That we’ve been seeing in our nation
Just like the legislature
That can pass no legislation

No wonder that we’ve lost our faith
In many institutions
When the […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Still on Hiatus

Dear friends who like the radio poems and have been thinking of commissioning a Tarzana Joe
poem for a loved one…I have been having some health issues and been in and out of the hospital over the last two weeks.
For the time being, I am not going to accept any new custom poem requests.

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

All the News?

“All the news that’s fit to print”
A famous masthead boasts
The source of information–
Well, at least for both our coasts

Its editors portray the world
The way that they assess it
Its stylebook sets standards
For reporters who express it

I say the things I have to
In the present tense, declarative
The only news they’re printing
Is the news that fits the narrative

If […]

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

Sorry Poetry Lovers, On Vacation (?)

Dear friends who like the radio poems and have been thinking of commissioning a Tarzana Joe
poem for a loved one…I have been having some health issues and been in and out of the hospital over the last two weeks.
For the time being, I am not going to accept any new custom poem requests. […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joe Throws the First Stone

Of all the pleasures I have known
One is NOT a kidney stone

It makes a person curse and swear
In language that I shall not share

A ripping riff of innard shreddin’
That has one hope for Armageddon

But I’d take this for all my crimes,
Than read the bleedin’ New York Times

Or lose to teams I hate the most
Than […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Straw Man

For eight years, I was famous
I was mentioned every day
Then since back in November
It’s as if I went away

Noted as notorious
For villainy and vice
It’s been said that I’m a menace
Now that isn’t very nice

I was there at every rally
But the guy you never saw
I’m the one no one can follow
I’m the man made out of […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Her Way to Spinning

The Falcons were amazing
They would take it in a laugh
They were on their way to winning
Then they played the second half

And the Indians had rallied
They would finally end the drought
They were on their way to winning
And we know how that turned out

Once the score was nutin’ nutin’
I was feeling full of pluck
I was on my […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments