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Sometimes I write humorous verse… Happy New Year edition 🎊


Couplets Bidding Farewell to 2014

So 2014 has stumbled to its welcome close.
Here’s how it went, in poetry instead of prose.

I’ve made a list of things about this anno
That made me want it snuffed by T. Soprano:

Planes were always falling from the sky,
Yet, number-wise, it was the safest year to fly.

Olympics were, apparently, held in Russia,
If you went to protest, though, they tried to hush ya.

Also, Crimea got annexed by Vlad Putin,
At least there wasn’t all that much shootin’.

Seems some guy named Clooney tied the knot.
Will the marriage last? That’s food for thought…

Ebola started scaring us all shitless,
Giving in to fear proved that we’re all witless.

Democrats got creamed in the elections.
Viagra ladies went on and on about erections.

Beheadings carried out by evil ISIS,
Just what we need: another mideast crisis.

Israelis and Palestinians continued fighting.
Wake me when they start, for real, uniting.

A woman just got shot in Wal-Mart by her baby.
Jesus, people. Next year — gun reform, maybe?

Ferguson revealed we are far from saints.
All lives matter; racism taints.

Bill Cosby looks like he’s tumbled from grace.
What if all those women carried mace?

We’ve said a fond farewell to Stephen Colbert,
We’ll miss him. This proves life ain’t fair.

On the plus side, hey, we landed on a comet!
One thing, at least, that didn’t make me vomit.

Oh, and I put another little book out in the Fall.
Read just one of mine, you’ll want to read ‘em all!

Happy New Year!

9 comments on “Sometimes I write humorous verse… Happy New Year edition 🎊

  1. islandeditions
    January 1, 2015

    Thanks for making me remember, think, smile and laugh out loud at the same time! Happy New Year, Kevin!

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 1, 2015

      My pleasure. Some of them made me cry too, though… 😳

      • islandeditions
        January 1, 2015

        Yes, “think” was my euphemism for …

      • Kevin Brennan
        January 1, 2015

        Right. Why is “thinking” so often synonymous for… 😱

  2. John W. Howell
    January 1, 2015

    Ending was sweet. I call it the PT Barnum wrap up. Well done Kevin

  3. 1WriteWay
    January 1, 2015

    This beats anything the NY Times puts out for their year-end stories 🙂

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