Monday, September 18, 2017

Dear Mrs. May... US, Too

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(Photo courtesy of ABC News', This Week with George Stephanopoulos)

As United Nations leaders gather in New York,
I sure wish our President would learn to put a cork
In it, because any time that he shoots off a tweet
He steps into - yet another - scandal with both feet.

I watched poor Theresa May, the Brits' Prime Minister,
Asked what her reaction to the Donald's comments were
As she stiffened up her lip, kept calm and carried on,
And, politely, said it wasn't helpful of the Don.

She (like all our allies) is unsure of what comes next...
Will Trump start a war with North Korea via text?
Are we in or out of Paris?  What's Trump gonna do?
Join the group Theresa...  We're all wondering that, too.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Castle Rock in Chelmsford?

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I had yet to hear the news and so it was a shock
When location scouting agents stumbled on my block.
They were looking here and in some other neighborhoods;
Said they were from Warner Brothers and they liked our woods.

They are shooting Castle Rock - a Hulu TV show -
Based on books by Stephen King.  But, now I wanna know
What is it the scouting agent saw that made her think
Our woods would be suitable?  Now I'm afraid to blink.

Did she see a rabid Saint Bernard or scary clown?
Are there monsters roaming through my quiet, little town?
It's a little disconcerting when somebody looks
At your house and thinks it's like something from Stephen's books.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Do The Math

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How is it, as millions try to flee from Irma's path,
Climate science's deniers still can't do the math?
This is what the scientists predicted coming true.
Ocean's gotten warmer; now the bill is coming due.

Storms that only happen every thousand years or so
Hitting the United States for two weeks in a row?
Catastrophic floods in Houston; Florida's up next.
It seems evident to me that Mother Nature's vexed.

If our prayers aren't answered - if the hurricane won't turn -
I hope Mar-a-Lago floods.  Then, maybe, Trump will learn
It's not just the "little people" global warming hurts,
Businessmen like him are also gonna lose their shirts.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

You May Say I'm A Dreamer...

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Dreamers got a rude awakening from Donald Trump;
He kept campaign promises he made while on the stump.
He's eliminating DACA which protects a kid
Who was not responsible for what their parents did.

95% of them, in college or employed,
Will not have the luxury they formerly enjoyed
Of not fearing deportation from the only place
They have ever known.  This is a national disgrace.

Like a deer caught in the headlights, Dreamers registered.
ICE knows where to find them now that action's not deferred.
I guess when the President said he would show some heart
He meant that he'd give Dreamers a six month long head-start.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Move-In Day - Part 6

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(I believe it's "Freshmen.")

Youngest son is back at school and he'll be sorely missed.
This year, though, I didn't get my panties in a twist.
Didn't weep on move-in day...  Just helped him make his bed,
Put away his clothes and took him out to lunch, instead.

Gave the standard "Carpe' diem" speech and then we left.
This is our 6th move-in day and so we've gotten deft
At the process.  We were in and out in half a day;
Only got a little "misty" when we drove away.

Mostly, I'm just happy for him. This will be his year.
All he has to do is focus (and lay off the beer.)
We have known forever that our youngest son is great.
Now he has to prove it to the folks at Worcester State.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Making a Comeback

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Have a pair of jeans I struggled getting past my hips...
Put them on this morning and - Voila! The zipper zips.
Now they even seem a little baggy 'round the butt;
Evidence of progress from the calories I've cut.

I've still got a lot to lose before I reach my goal
But at least I'm down to just a single belly roll.
Weight's been piling on for years. It's bound to take a while.
(Probably around the time that disco's back in style.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers to Texas

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Floods of Biblical proportions struck the Texas coast.
Rain's still falling; Harvey's back... It looks like Houston's toast.
They've got snakes and alligators swimming up the street.
Rainfall's being measured now in multiples of feet.

People in their thousands fled but have no place to go.
Everybody's offered help (including Mexico.)
If you'd like to join the effort, please donate on-line
Or text "HARVEY" and send to 909-99.