I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

December 30, 2010

A Fox News Mystery Solved

Distracted, I tuned into Fox News
and, curious, waited to hear their mendacious views.
To my surprise everything they said was bland
not at all reflecting Mr. Murdoch’s brand.

The usual suspects were not to be seen
and no-one vented any spleen.
Not a nasty word about anyone was said
making me think the world had turned on its head.

December 28, 2010

Things I Will Never Know

So many things leave me in doubt
that I am totally ignorant about,
I fret when I realize of the answers I will never be aware
and end up in the depths of despair.

Among the many things I do not know
is why we call claret the wine that comes from Bordeaux.
Why did a lake in Chile go out of sight
when it suddenly disappeared overnight?

December 23, 2010

Wikileaks II

In the U.S. they are making every effort on Assange to put the blame
for their own failure at the keeping secrets game.
They are trying to think of how to seal his fate
with any charge they can fabricate.

That explains the Swedes’ desperation
to bring him back to that dismal nation
so they can deport him to the U.S. of A.
to become the Americans captured prey.

If he is guilty of all they expect us to believe
can they explain why they ever let him leave?
Was it their mistake to allow him to get off scot free
before receiving instructions from Washington, D.C?

Now the Americans are bringing their best brains together for the onerous task
of trying what they call Julian’s evil intent to unmask.
They’ve been entrusted with a commission that is not easy
and depends on accusations best described as sleazy.

What will they come up with, what will be their ploy?
What dirty tricks will they enjoy?
As they can’t copy the Swedes’ tall tales of sexual harassment
will they charge him with the high crime of State Department embarrassment?

A Wise Man’s Tale

It is not generally realized the stress under which the Wise Men had to operate.   Below is the story of how one of them decided that enough was enough.

We all think that Wise Men are Lords of the Earth.
It was they, after all, who were there at the Birth.
But one told me things were not all hunky dory
so below I relate his extraordinary story.

What’s his name, you may ask, which one of the three?
That, alas, must remain an unsolved mystery.
When I asked if it mattered whether I talked,
after consenting at first, he finally balked.


December 20, 2010

A Carol for Christmas


It is time Christmas carols were brought up to date

We three kings of Orient are
to see Baby Jesus we journeyed afar.
The going was hard for it sure isn’t comfy
to ride on a camel whose hump is quite lumpy.

The bitter winds blew us
sand storms almost slew us.
Still, we beat all the odds ‘til we came to the manger,
and shrugged off the perils that put us in danger.

We finally made it and presented our gifts
but what they should be had caused a few rifts.
Mary received them with apparent great joy
though we heard later on she’d have welcomed a toy.

We had followed the star and with consciences clear
set off for our homes and a really cold beer.
We felt very pleased that we’d met with our quest
and were sure none would grudge us our well-deserved rest.

When we turned on the tele and were quenching our thirst
the news said the Coming was only the first.
There would be a second, but no-one knew when
so it seems we are destined to set off again.

But there’s one thing we all are determined about
so we make it known now to dispel any doubt.
The next time we journey, to avoid stress and strain
our travel will be ..… business class in a plane.

December 14, 2010

Sarah Palin and Jan Brewer – A Gruesome Twosome

Will we ever see the day
when Sarah Palin goes away?
She now appears on a t.v. reality show
in a landscape that’s always covered in snow.

She showed us how in her land benighted
one can shoot a caribou even if short-sighted.
It is trapped and before a camera placed to make it look bigger
giving Sarah plenty of time to pull the trigger.

December 9, 2010

To Leak or Not To Leak

The arrest of Wikileaks’ founder should raise the alarm
as it shows that telling the truth can only cause harm.
It should cause no surprise that the Swedes, who helped the U.S. with illegal
rendition,
were once again quick to obey that country’s petition.

They claimed Julian Assange in their country committed a rape
before, like Houdini, making an immediate escape.
They put the word out that when having sex his condom broke
evidence, if any were needed, that the Swedes should not try to joke.