Fail and farewell


POSTED: Friday, January 23, 2009

Should old acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind?

For Bush whom I bashed a lot

A proxy is hard to find.

Bush leaves with some regret

But with no fond adieu.

Although he was an easy target

I didn't get to throw a shoe.

Obama's off to a glorious start

But where will we wind up?

I'll keep my handy pencil sharp

If Obama does screw up.


Daily headlines inspire the poet Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations appear on Sundays and Fridays. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).