NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

A Poem for New Year's Day

By

'Twas the night before New Years and all through Beijing
Not a suicide coolie was preparing his thing.
Choe Enlai in his crypt and Mao Zedong in his urn
Were peacefully asleep knowing nothing would burn.

But the Danes in North Europe and the Yanks in DC
Were worried that Bin Laden was planning to tease
The TSA deputies and the Israeli Sadducees,
With an act so horrific that all Muslims would be pleased.

Obama in his bed with his wife at his side
Didn't worry about terrorists and Sarah's high tide.
Surrounded by bodyguards at the Oahu retreat
They ignored Tea Party warnings of certain defeat.

A massacre was averted by a snow storm in Boston
Thank God that the terrorists with their box cutters had lost 'em.
There was no plane to hijack, and no pilots to dread,
No way to shame infidels and praise Allah instead.

In China the Commies had thwarted the terrorists
By avoiding religion and the violence of anarchists.
Their secret for success in amazing the world,
Is the new way of dictating to the masses and the bold.

If you want to sleep peacefully and awake in the morning,
Give the autocrats a chance to eliminate mourning.
That's an old-fashioned way of protesting mortality
When most of us aren't sure we are granted immortality.

Enjoy 2011!


Chic Hollis lived on four continents, speaks seven languages and had five children, all of which helped him gain a unique perspective on life.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

* The views of Opinion writers do not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBlaze

Related Opinions News

A survey shows that people who purchase the lowest quality health coverage are less likely to see a doctor when they are sick or injured because of high out-of-pocket costs.
Ozone depletion has been disproved by science. CFCs did not cause a hole in the ozone. See the reasons here why it wasn't possible.
Democrats are up in arms about the LIBRE Initiative, funded by the Koch brothers. Lefties worry that it might take the Hispanic vote away from them.
Mehdi Hyseni says Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has finalized his political platform trying to deny statehood to the Republic of Kosovo.
D.R. Prasai writes about the massive 2015 earthquakes that have affected Nepal, and the miserable performance of the internationally backed government failure.
A commentary on Pamela Geller, who is not the enemy, she is the guard at the crosswalk, keeping a watchful eye over the children on their way to or from school.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site