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Death and Texas (uh, Taxes)

We all agree the IRS is cruel
And can’t be trusted
We know the code is crummy
And that rates should be adjusted

Of course, it’s all so complex
And a subject for the sages
The last time it was “simplified”
It grew a thousand pages

On Wednesday, last, the President
He outlined his agenda
The Democrats reacted
With a crisp “Return to Sender”

Remember now, […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shattered?

I’ve always been an underdog
That’s fine, ‘cause don’t forget
When no one thinks you’re gonna win
You’ll never be upset

And as a sometime-winner
I think it’s kind of neat
When you snatch a thrilling victory
From probable defeat

In “Shattered” two reporters
Tell a story, contradictory
Drowning in defeat
When it sure looked like certain victory

The outcome of that evening
Sent her poor supporters reeling
For […]

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

Premature Evaluation

Columnists and commentators
Have, in their own ways,
Begun evaluation of
Trump’s first one hundred days

As we, in rhyme and reason
This analysis explore
I think I should point out
That this is just day 84

But as we’ve seen in history
That goes back to the Greeks
Nothing’s gonna happen in
The next 2 or so weeks

There won’t be some surprises
No pronouncements, thought bizarre
No […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Poetry Month

“April is the cruelest month,”
A famous poet said
His dreary observation
Keeps repeating in my head

And so it seems appropriate
And somehow, sadly fitting
That April honors poetry
At least from where I’m sitting

That I have had a chance to write
I cheer with great Thanksgiving
But speaking from experience–
It’s sure hard to earn a living

Thus, when you said last Friday
(I […]

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

Dead Parrot Poem

There’s a MEME that’s out there posting
And it’s, kind of, going viral
That Obamacare’s in trouble
And it’s, sort of, in a spiral

That it’s ceased to be dynamic
Of its breath, there’s little left
Under water, doomed and done for
Of its life, it is bereft

There are those, though, who dispute this
And contend it isn’t true
They insist it’s only resting
Lovely […]

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

NASA and Me

The world is slowly turning
But it’s quickly getting stranger
No one has good answers
And everywhere, there’s danger

Some of us look heavenward
Repeating our entreaties
Moving through the Lenten season
Toward the “Quem quaeritis?”

Others study heaven
Simply looking at the stars
Like those who funded NASA
And have set their sights on Mars

So amid our Trumpish Troubles
Let’s all give a little cheer
That a […]

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

At What Price?

There is a price to pay for everything –and I’m not just talking about the shekels I shell out at the 99 Cents Store (where I know I can afford almost all they sell). I’m talking about the big trade off in each transaction. In marriage, we trade independence for security and love. […]

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

Yet Another Obamacare Poem

I’ve written poems for holidays
For birthdays and vacations
Like Anthony, I’ve even penned
Some funeral orations
I’ve written poems for guests
And even sev’ral for the host
Of all these odes
I’ve written on Obamacare the most

Back then I’d quote Pelosi
In ridicule and rhyme
“We’re spending 90 billion
But it won’t cost you dime.”
Debating and discussion
Was so devoid of facts
And then Chief […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Means War OR Don’t Believe Anything You Hear About Me for the Next Two Weeks

They’re storing all our emails
Each and every text
Calls are all transcripted
God only knows what’s next
What girls wrote in their diaries
And each Cath’lic boy confesses
Is parked through perpetuity
In digital recesses

Soon video will recognize
And bureaucrats record
The books that I’ve been reading
And the way I praise the Lord

Then if I raise my voice
And they don’t like my rants […]

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

Love is Like That

I gave my heart to Hollywood
To Bogey, Kate and Liz
But now they can’t be trusted
Even with, “The winner is…”

I gave my heart to politics
To try and do some good
Trusting those in charge to do
The things they said they would

I gave my heart to John McCain
He said he’d make things right
But it’s hard to win […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments