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

October 30, 2012

Newton Did Not Make the Apple Fall


Apple produced its iPad4 a few months after its iPad3.
Far too short a time it seems, and not only to me.
They also launched their iPhone5
when their iPhone4 didn’t long survive.

If they brag about the qualities of their latest oeuvre
why so quick to say it will no longer serve?
Has it not yet on their customers dawned
that they are being craftily conned?

October 25, 2012

Third presidential debate 2012

The third debate, monitored by grandfatherly Bob Schieffer,
was expected to show how the candidates differ.
That, however, was not the case
as Obama and Romney sat down face to face.

They started by talking about the Middle East
where they believe U.S. authority should be increased.
There was little dispute about how this could be attained
as Romney claimed with more gunboats their goal would be gained.

October 18, 2012

Second Presidential Debate


How would Obama the next challenge tackle
after the first presidential debate debacle?
He then gave the impression of wishing he was not there
leaving Romney to argue with Clint Eastwood’s empty chair.

This time there appeared a totally different Barack
eager to refute any Romney attack.
A feisty guy, ready for the clash
determined his opponent’s arguments to thrash.

October 15, 2012

Biden-Ryan Debate

Never have so many looked forward to a debate,
as to see the Vice-President and his opponent they could hardly wait.
They hoped the V.P. would whip up a storm
unlike Obama’s performance subdued and lukewarm.

Joe Biden appeared looking heart-warmingly avuncular
to face a Paul Ryan resembling T.S. Eliot’s young man carbuncular.*
Did he think it was some kind of medical quirk
that Paul’s face was set in a permanent smirk?

October 10, 2012

To Belie, or not to Belie, That is the Question


The first presidential debate is now history
with an outcome the talking heads call a mystery.
How could Romney, who about details is never specific,
perform in a manner they acclaim as terrific?

Obama was said to have been off his pace,
but who wouldn’t be when forced to look at his opponent’s face?
It would cause any debater to suffer from depression
when confronted with a visage that never changes expression.

October 1, 2012

Barack Obama’s Point of View


At the U.N. in New York world leaders gather
to engage in what critics describe as multi-lingual blather.
Some had hoped with the U.S. President to have private conversations
to discuss what is happening in war-torn nations.

Libya, Syria, the Middle East, an ambassador shot,
and this and that real or imagined terrorist plot.
Why poor women gathering firewood to pieces are blown
by a U.S. invention known as a drone.