Niagara Gazette


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

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