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2011 Paean

From reveler Ralph, who took a list of seed words planted by various fellow revelers and grew this whimsical and wise verse.  Many thanks to you, Ralph.  This made my day, week, month, and, of course, year.

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Looking through the collection of words we came up with I couldn’t resist trying to use them all. This is what I came up with.

Of the past year twenty eleven,
Most would agree, it wasn’t like heaven.
Illuminati by day and zombies by night,
To those awakening, it was a real fright.
Back on the hill the Republi-jokes,
Couldn’t agree, with Demo-folks.
To us on the streets it was so frustrating,
The fools on the hill, economy degrading.

For a while the media told us,
Things are OK, the bad news is bogus.
It wasn’t too long as things got expensive,
Jobs were lost, and people got pensive.
Some took to prepping and saving up food,
Starting a garden, they saw it was good.
Others raised bunnies and chickens too,
They used them for food, recycled their pooh.
Climate change ruined many a crop,
One thing to agree upon, boy was it HOT!

Out of the anonymous a small 1%,
Gathered together, a message sent.
Friended and “liked” on Facebook and Twitter,
Solidarity increased, hope seemed to glitter.
The remaining 99% thought it demonifying,
Of Wall Street & Company, the truth was horrifying.
‘Occupy Occupy’ that was their chant,
As for the media, they called it a rant.
Now the park’s empty the 1% gone,
Of police and surveillance, they’re still around.
For a city without money and so much to fix,
Seeing such waste, there’s politicians to nix.
As this poem ends and comes to it’s ultimate,
It’s safe to say, this part is penultimate.

2011 is over and out of the way,
Of 2012, what can we say?
When you turn on the news and hear a Kardashian,
Ask yourself why, then change the station.
If something seems strange don’t just believe,
Ask yourself “Really?”, it may be to deceive.
Write on the blog called Revel Gardener,
With lots of followers, it does impart power.
Power to grow food that is healthy,
Once you have that, you truly are wealthy.
On the blog you won’t be unfriended,
All are welcome, until time unended.
Irene scribbling(s) are here to be found,
Like all else here, the info is sound.
To the poster of ‘mathyapolis’ I take off my hat,
I had to go online, to look up that.
Help keep the hill on the straight and narrow,
Come elections in November, your vote is your arrow.
Don’t give much thought to Dems or Repubs,
They both got us here, time for both to get scrubbed.
Remember your freedoms and hold them so dear,
They’re why we can write dumb poems, and not live in fear.
Remember our soldiers wherever they fight,
It’s because of them, you sleep free tonight.
They give 100% for you and for I,
So don’t be afraid, to let our flag fly.

Have a great 2012!

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