According to Joe
Something special about this day
Strange things will happen when this date comes next
Unless you figure it out, you'll think I'm vexed.
When this date comes next you'll be surprised to learn
That the president will be running for a second term.
Today's high school seniors will have enough knowledge
That they'll all be preparing to graduate from college.
Until this date next, lose one ounce a week.
You'll have lost 13 pounds and be slim and sleek.
Troops in Iraq? They won't be there.
It will only be a distant nightmare.
Well, I'm not vexed, because this date reappears
On leap year, only every four years.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.