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A Poem That Rhymes

‘Twas the week before New Year’s

The most perfect time

To reflect on this year

Through a short poem that rhymes.

The U.S. is fraught

With people who wear

The burden of money

And jobs that aren’t there.

But this poem doesn’t focus

On sadness or fear,

It shines on the good

That happened this year.

The world was blessed

With a cutting-edge Pope

Who preaches forgiveness

Devotion and hope.

The birth of Prince George

Caused the monarch to sing,

Rejoicing a boy

Who’ll someday be king.

In spite of bad things like

The current recession,

Like Affleck as Batman,

Lance Armstrong’s confession,

The government shutdown,

Twerking and such,

2013 didn’t totally suck.

It gave us great songs like

Home, Suit and Tie,

Royals, Clarity, Daylight and Try.

Movies that scared

And took us to space,

That made us all laugh

And caused pulses to race.

There were many great parts

Of this marvelous year

For which I am thankful

And which I’ll say here:

Thank you for reading

The things that I write.

Happy New Year to all

And to all a good night.


May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Live long and prosper - and please come back y'all!

Live long and prosper – and please come back y’all!


Comments on: "A Poem That Rhymes" (6)

  1. A few months ago I had to look up twerking, I though it was texting while working.
    True story. I guess I don’t watch enough TV anymore.

    • Don’t worry – that was a common mistake. The new word of the year was “selfie”. Just so you know, it doesn’t mean to email yourself (aka self-e).

  2. Great poem! And happy new year to you, too!

  3. May your new year be bright and full of adventures ( which you can put into verse and serve to us!) Cheers!

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