Rhyme of the Day

Various meanderings with a rhyme in there somewhere.

Snow Day
john_j_enright
I think the weather is rather pleasant, for winter, back in Chicago. But here in the Beantown area it has been snowing a lot, so our flight out, scheduled for today, was cancelled, and now we are here an extra day, enjoying the company of my son, his wife, and their child, in their roomy new house.

The company's good.
The house is warm.
Bemoaning the snow
Would be poor form.

Whitish
john_j_enright


Snow in New England.
Not exactly news.
Sort of an incentive
To stay inside and snooze.

Chromatic Chaos
john_j_enright
"HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — No one seems to know why there's an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston."



"In a photo provided by Stephen Tatum, an orange alligator is seen near a pond in Hanahan, S.C. Photos show the 4- to 5-foot-long alligator on the banks of a retention pond at the Tanner Plantation neighborhood."

It's a sign of the times -
A gator that's orange!
But nothing quite rhymes
With that color.

Prez Name Coincidence
john_j_enright
Trump and Truman both
Begin "T. R. U. M."
Maybe that's all that's common
Between the two of THEM!

APB
john_j_enright
Watched the first episode of APB, a science fictionish cop show set in Chicago, where a tech billionaire outfits one district with a lot of cool high tech gizmos that mostly don't really exist yet, in neighborhoods that aren't quite realistic either.

If the series continues, I predict that eventually, to keep it from being too easy for our hero, a criminal mastermind will appear on an ongoing basis, who fights our good police tech with nasty criminal tech.

To maintain dramatic traction
Get an opposite reaction.

Superb Owl LI
john_j_enright
Finally score a touch down
And they blow the extra point.
The Patriots can't catch a break
In this bad luck joint.

Actually, the Patriots got very lucky right after that.

The birdwatchers who anticipated
A superb owl,
Felt their hopes deflated
And began to howl.

Feb 2
john_j_enright
I'm gonna catch that groundhog
Put him in some groundhog stew.
Yeah I will catch that groundhog
Groundhog stew is what I'll do.
Cause I'm so sick of winter
Leaving me so cold and blue.

Putting Jurisprudence Aside
john_j_enright
How could he pick a dude
With a hard-to-rhyme name like Gorsuch?
Really it's rather rude.
Don't nominate any more such!

Been Dumb So Long
john_j_enright
Been reading fake news
Reading it since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for fake news
I wouldn't have no news at all.

I Do Not Like This Green Card Ban
john_j_enright
I hear they've reversed the peculiar ban on "green card holders" from re-entering the US from countries of concern.

Permanent residents
Welcome back.
Your current president
Cut you slack...
Or maybe realized
He'd overstepped.
Some promises really
Should be kept.

We've had some green card terrorists I believe. And citizen terrorists and every other kind of terrorist. But unless you've got a particular reason to ban particular people, it seems unfair to lock people out while they were on vacation or business trips.

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