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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vacation Time in Washington

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced on Friday that the House will stand in recess until November 13.  This leaves a large number of important bills, not to mention possible action on the looming “fiscal cliff”, in legislative limbo.  Perhaps the election will serve to focus their attention on what Representatives need to do the fulfill the minimum requirements of their job description. 

Congress has a lot to do -
So what is this world coming to
When legislation’s cast aside
And representatives decide
That rather than work for our nation
It’s time for a 2-month vacation?

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