The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Newt Does the Right Thing

Newt Gingrich visited the Jones Memorial AME Church in Columbia, SC, Saturday for a 50 min question-and-answer session.  He was subjected to some quite pointed statements and said afterward “I think that there was a very honest, open dialogue that was very good for the country.  We ought to have more conversations like this.”

Newt was visiting a church that’s black
Where he endured a prolonged attack
From those who thought that he’s just a cracker.
But give him some credit – he’s no slacker -
He did what others don't dare
He came by himself to declare
That maybe once folks heard him speak
They’d find that his message wasn't so bleak. 

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