image borrowed from bing
“Do onto others twenty-five percent better than
you expect them to do onto you.”
--Linus Pauling Born February 28, 1901
The last gasp of February is in a dogtrot,
heard Dale Robertson died over on CNN;
somebody got busy picking out his grass-plot.
Pope Benedict XVI will today begin
life as pope emeritus, not soon forgot,
just plain priest Joe Ratzinger once again.
ATF thugs attacked Branch Davidians with buckshot
because devil-dog Koresh was hiding within;
slaying with fire--other solutions not sought.
Remembering our Nisqually Earthquake without chagrin,
thankful we eluded the lethal shaking slip-knot
that hit Iran, killing 3,000 that day therein.
Dupont in ’35 discovered nylon, creating a sexpot
society, making curvy calves so very hot.
February 28, 2013
Posted over on dVerse Poets FFA
This is a variation on the Sonnet, 4 tercets followed by a couplet.
Would you like to hear the author read this poem to you?