If you wish, you can sing this! We could have an on-line chorus! But for the time being, you can just make up your own tune. If you give it a try, I suggest you accent the syllables which I’ve underlined and highlighted as follows (Next to last syllable in odd numbered lines, syllable before that one in even numbered lines). Just somewhat extend them. But do with it as you wish:
But my poem never got on Kristof's blog. A poem submitted by a neighbor, Joyce Golden, did and here it is for your enjoyment:
Chief: mirror mirror
Who is the fairest in the land?
Mirror: well, "I'm really not sure"
Chief: but they talk only of me,
They made me their grand
Mirror: maybe, you need a new
Mirror... Joyce Golden 1/27/17
Are any of you out there poets, or aspire to be one? Send your work in for inclusion in the blog!
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Poor Kellyanne Conway and Truth
This pathetic woman is truly deserving of our pity. She has been depending on warped sources of information like FoxNews and the Breitbart organization for so long that she has lost the ability to distinguish truth from falsehood. Her recent ridiculous statements about “alternate facts” having as much credibility as “facts” are not only disgraceful but an insult to the legal profession of which she supposedly is a member.
And related to this problem, this morning on NPR's A-1 program (wherever you are, try to listen ... it's the replacement for the retired Diane Rehm), a member of Trump's transitional team was being interviewed. Host Josh Johnson questioned the member's claim that the team was "non-partisan," because the gentleman was a fellow at the Heritage Foundation. The gentleman claimed that since the Foundation had no official party affiliation, their views, which he espoused, did not make the team "partisan."
We must be very careful with the meaning of words and what passes for "truth" in Washington today, more than ever. (For those who were not aware of it, the Heritage Foundation promotes right-wing conservative values.)
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