Thursday, February 04, 2016

Apathy v. Seussilitis

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(Courtesy of quickmeme.com)

Haven't written rhymes in months... You know the reason why?
Possibly because I'm giving apathy a try.
I'm not reading books or e-mails; haven't been on-line.
All my time and energy reserved for me and mine.

Kitchen renovations (now completed) left me stressed.
Nightly news and politics were making me depressed...
Donald Trump was only funny when I thought he'd lose.
I'm not laughing now that he's been beaten by Ted Cruz.

Even football got distressing. It's been hard to cheer
When the scientific evidence has made it clear
Football players hurt their brains on every single hit -
I still watched New England though, 'cause I'm a hypocrite.

But, today, I felt some stirrings - got the urge to rhyme -
And, if you are reading this, I thank you for your time.
Hope that you and yours are well and you'll check back to see
If the rhyming bug can help defeat my apathy.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Unsolicited Advice to Those Who'd Honor Our Troops

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Pentagon is paying sports teams honoring the troops;
Patriots got $700,000.00...  Oops.
That's not very patriotic, if you're asking me,
(Even though, I've heard, they let the Navy in for free.)

Shouldn't we be paying them when troops show up to sing,
Or when they unfurl the flag or fly some massive thing
Over our sports stadiums before we play a game?
Charging for the privilege to honor them is lame.

NFL and MLB, NBA, NHL
Ought to donate all that money - and some more, as well -
Put it in to causes that will really honor vets...
 (Wonder if it's cheaper to get honored by the Jets.)


Monday, October 26, 2015

Not Taunting... Gloating

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(Courtesy of Only In Boston)

P-A-T-S... Pats, Pats, Pats just won against the Jets;
Game was very close (New England didn't cover bets.)
But, despite a fifth of all his passes being dropped,
Brady's proved he's on a mission and will not be stopped.

I won't use the "U" word that's been bandied here-abouts,
I know - in regards to sports gods - people have their doubts
But I, still, remain convinced the sports gods DO exist
And that cockiness is on their Thou Shalt Not Do list.

I'll just count my blessings, with Tom Brady being first.
Thank them for Bill Belichick and pray I haven't cursed
Us before the Dolphins game we're playing Thursday night...
Careful not to boast or make predictions as I write.

Go ahead and call me superstitious if you want
But prior experience has taught me not to taunt.
Still, the sports gods can't begrudge Pats' fans the right to gloat;
Even they must recognize Tom Brady is the GOAT.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Not Feeling The Bern

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I would love to "Feel the Bern" but fear that I'm too old
And great age has taught me, Sanders' platform's much too bold
For a country as divided as the U.S. is;
There's no way to implement these grand reforms of his. 

Does he think that President Obama hasn't tried,
Only compromising to appease the other side?
Bully pulpit doesn't guarantee a bargain's struck.
What makes Bernie Sanders think that he'll have better luck?

'though there's little Bernie's said with which I disagree
All my years confer (along with an arthritic knee)
Just enough experience in politics to know
You can vote for hope and change but that won't make it so.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Kitchen Reno - Day 83. Getting Cranky

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In the reno process, what I've come to hate the most
Is not knowing, day to day, if you'll be playing host
To someone who says they're coming and - then - doesn't show,
Leaving you to wonder if you should or shouldn't go...

Wouldn't want to miss them if they're only running late;
If you do, who knows how long you're gonna have to wait
'til they get around to you again.  So there you sit
On a perfect Autumn day... But, you are missing it.

You could be out playing golf, or at a country fair,
If they'd only let you know, for sure, you wouldn't care.
Just a call or text to say if they'll be in to work
So you're not left sitting, waiting, feeling like a jerk.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kitchen Renovation - Day 70

Featuring Stainless Kohler Kitchen Sinks And Chrome Faucet Plus Quartz ...
Not it, but close enough.

Hallelujah! Thank you God (and Bob)...  I have a sink.
Fridge is making ice and filtered water we can drink.
I've been washing all the dirty dishes we've accrued,
Testing out the under-mounted seal that Top Line glued.

I've used paper plates so much I must've killed a grove.
Next, although it's greedy, I am praying for a stove.
Cooking on an outdoor grill's begun to lose its charm;
 I've now reached the stage where I'm prepared to trade an arm

Just to cook a meal indoors and not out in the rain...
Sorry.  I am also sick of hearing me complain.
I will just be happy that my sink has been installed -
And try to be patient 'til the electrician's called.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Congratulations Mr. Speaker

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(Image and lyrics/Courtesy of Disney's Song of the South)
With Pope Francis' audience, and all his sins absolved,
Plus his resignation, Speaker Boehner's problem's solved.
Good for him...  I worried when his nerves began to fray.
Now, perhaps, he'll dry his eyes and wipe his tears away.

GOP is self-destructing. Who would want his job:
Trying to pass legislation with an angry mob,
Catering to bigots - because they're the ones who vote?
His relief caused Boehner to start singing, and I quote;

"Oh, zip a dee doo dah...  What a wonderful day."
Judging by his jaunty step, I think he'll be okay.
Now that it's the far right-wing who will control the Floor,
It's the rest of us whom I've begun to worry for.