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You’d Better Not Cry

It’s Christmas concert time! Oh, joy! A time when every girl and boy Shangaied into a junior choir Raises voice on high–no, higher– In a shrill cacophony Of avarice for you and me: You’d best not cry or pout, they’ll … Continue reading

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It’s Up To Me

Because, of course, it’s up to me, I say: That isn’t music, that’s just noise with words. Music is the thing musicians play, Or Nature, like with waterfalls or birds. Because it’s up to me, I’ll make this clear: Your … Continue reading

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Regifting

I admire people who can paint, Who aren’t embarrassed when they’re asked to draw. The Muse of Visual Arts showed true restraint When gracing me: I earn less awe than, “Aww.” Likewise the vocal arts, whose patroness Gave me the … Continue reading

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Nay, Diddle Diddle

My cat can’t play the violin Although today she tried. Again. She’s found a way to grip the bow With one clawed paw, but there’s just no Existing mechanism by Which she can “finger” notes. She’ll try; When she her … Continue reading

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Take It Easy

Bowie, Rickman, now Glenn Frey? The grief machine is stuck And even now rock purists cry, They’re country! Eagles suck! All you need to understand That calumny’s a crock: If Jethro Tull’s a metal band The Eagles played hard rock.

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Airplane Mode

There isn’t much that one can do When canvas belts encompass you And tables in the form of trays For upright status garner praise In tandem with the backs of seats. Restricted thusly, one retreats As wart-shy tots before a … Continue reading

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Conditioned Response

When everything is going wrong Belt out a proud, defiant song! One day when things are going well You’ll hear that song, and feel like hell.

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