by Tarzana Joe



To make sense

Of the week’s events

I like to do my part

But thinking of 

The week that was

I don’t know where to start


The debt is not

A short term threat

The President opined

So much so that

The sum we owe

Has sort of slipped his mind


Well if you have a master plan

I think that you should go for it

But when you spend a trillion bucks

You should have stuff to show for it


Unemployment’s stuck on eight

We’re now a food stamp nation

His major disappointment though?

Too little immigration


His treatment of some

Heads of state

Has made observers irate

Instead of meeting  face to face

He’s talking like a pirate


Romney may seem cautious

Speak while sitting on the fence

But sound bites from the White House

Simply don’t make any sense


Every politician has

A trust side and a doubt side

But few express 

An eagerness

To change things from the outside


Chicago politicians caved

And teachers stopped their strike

Free speech is protected

That’s if it’s speech we like


Tarzana Joe, the poet laureate of the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show, can be heard on air in the 3rd hour of the broadcast on most Fridays. His wonderful poetry can be found at

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