Friday, May 26, 2017

The Shove Seen 'round the World

Donald Trump, the President of these United States,
On an - almost - daily basis, clearly demonstrates
He's unfit to lead this country... An embarrassment.
Yesterday, he shoved the Montenegrin President.

That's the newest NATO Member Donald Trump just shoved.
I'm sure that's a video that Putin must have loved.
Some believe it's only right our President went first...
I thought that it showed the world our country at its worst. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tom Brady and The Sports Gods

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What on earth is Brady thinking? Has he lost his mind?
He's agreed to grace the Madden cover...  Is he blind?
What about poor Rob Gronkowski?  What about the curse?
Now he's making jokes about it, which just makes things worse.

Sure!  It's all just fun and games... Until the sports gods strike.
Just the thought of what could happen makes my heart rate spike.
Please Tom, I am begging you (although you clearly scoff)
If I'm right and there are sports gods, please don't piss 'em off.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#Resist - Count Me Out

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(Courtesy of J.L. Thibeault)

Saturday will mark 100 days since Donald Trump
Took the Oath of Office, sending me into a slump.
I have lost the urge to rhyme the news.  I've grown depressed.
I cannot remember when I last felt so distressed.

Every day it's something else: another crazy Tweet,
Threatening the North Koreans with a naval fleet,
Presidential interviews that don't make any sense...
Trump's so unpredictable he makes our allies tense.

Trump supporters do not understand why I'm afraid.
95% of them still like the choice they made.
And it's no good arguing with them by using facts
If they aren't already worried by the way he acts.

Since Americans cannot agree on what is true
I don't know what good a demonstration's gonna do.
My plan is to wallow in my misery...  Alone
Hiding 'neath my blankets.  Sorry folks. You're on your own.

Thursday, February 09, 2017


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Jeff Sessions won't do, Liz insisted.
Admonished, still Warren persisted.
She got the word out.
By wielding their clout
The GOP Leaders assisted.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Amateur Hour in Washington

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"Silencing" Liz Warren had the opposite effect;
Just another reason I'm beginning to suspect
That the folks in Washington who hold the reins of power
Run our government like it's some bad amateur hour.

I said I'd give Donald Trump's Administration time
And I've kept my promise... Not a single snarky rhyme.
Although we're just two weeks in - to me, it feels like years -
And, already, Donald Trump's the sum of my worst fears.

I have tried to understand...  I'm watching Fox and Friends,
Where they breathlessly report each tweet the Donald sends.
But I've started having trouble telling what is true.
Scary knowing it's where Trump gets Daily Briefings, too.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Haters Gonna Hate

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There is great rejoicing here in each New England town;
Breathing's almost back to normal, heart rate's slowing down.
Soon the rally will be rolling through the Boston streets
Filled with fans who do not care if you think our team cheats.

We get why the fans of other teams must hate our Pats,
Celebrating (yet again) in new tee-shirts and hats.
If we knew there's nothing that our team will ever do
That could match the Patriots, I guess we'd hate them, too.

Sports gods' First Commandment is that fans ought not to gloat
But that rule's suspended when your quarterback's the GOAT.
And real fans of football, even those who curse our name,
Must admit the Patriots delivered quite a game...

Possibly the most amazing game I've ever seen
Since I started watching back at Super Bowl XIX.
We love Belichick and Brady - not for politics -
But because we want Lombardi trophy number 6.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holding My Nose for Trump

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 I am what the media's been calling "the elites:"
Living in my ivory tower on suburban streets,
College-educated, Massachusetts Democrat,
Who - though knowing Trump just won - is still processing that.

Watching as the demonstrators protest through the streets,
Rightly worried over Donald Trump's outrageous Tweets.
Hearing chants of "White Power" as racist bigots gloat, 
Knowing about half of those protesters didn't vote.

When we lose elections we must live with the result
(Unless you're prepared to join some anarchistic cult.)
Seeing electoral maps of red with specks of blue
Tells me that it's only fair to see what Trump will do.

I may be upset but I'm not arrogant enough
To ignore the 60 million for whom times are tough. 
I don't have to like it - and, believe me, I do not -
But that doesn't change the fact that Trump has earned his shot.