Niagara Gazette —
While his aide awaits inferno,
Time ran out for Joe Paterno;
Nora Ephron, screenwriting star,
And natural causes claimed “J.R.”
Isle lost Jackie LaMancuso;
64 years since wedding trousseau
For four years husband did his best,
‘til she was granted better rest
Bob Beach, his “Liz,” now beside her;
Actor, joker, easy rider
As New Year comes we wonder if
We’ll totter over fiscal cliff
Can optimism be foreseen
For any year that ends “‘13”?
Where once we hailed an Arab spring,
What fiery fruits its plantings bring.
Best to follow Newtown’s lead,
Bow our heads, for mercy plead
The recent news has made us humbler,
And hope ‘13’s a better number.
So as this year closes its door,
We hope we’ll see you in 1-4.
And do not fear us two to bug,
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