Friday, November 09, 2012

We'd All Go Down Together

"Gentlemen, we must hang together or surely we shall hang separately." Benjamin Franklin

Dow is plunging like a stone.  NASDAQ's falling too.
Wall St. isn't thrilled the Ship of State's not changing crew.
Industries are worried, so they're crowding at the stern.

Maybe I'm an optimist, but I think this can work
(Even though McConnell's still behaving like a jerk.)
With the many storms we face there has to be a deal,
Just as soon as everyone stops fighting for the wheel.

Yes, we're in for painful cuts and turmoil overseas
But, in times of crisis - times an awful lot like these -
As we face a fiscal cliff, with no room left to stall,
I believe true patriots will heed their nation's call.

Although the stern went down last, it still went down."Untergang der Titanic" by Willy Stöwer, 1912 (artist's conception)


  1. Good one, that I can't say I share your optimism. :)

    1. I tend to see glasses half full.
      My husband believes that is bull.
      He thinks that these guys
      Are telling us lies
      And my eyes are covered with wool.