Niagara Gazette

Opinion

December 29, 2012

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Rhyming through the year 2012

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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,

Come visit, Polly and Doug

Polly and DougE-mail pollyndoug@hotmail.com

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