by Tarzana Joe



No matter what smooth strategies
Each candidate devises
It’s certain that October’s good
For one or two surprises

The nominees debated
And I’m sure each man rehearsed
But judging from the outcome
I guess we’ve just seen the first

The President’s supporters
All seem angry or perplexed
Which makes me apprehensive
Over what surprise comes next

Some striking piece of business
Which will make Chris Matthews thrill again
Too bad there’s no Bid Laden hiding
Seals could go and kill again

No diplomatic crisis solved
By using secret channels
No factory to open
For producing solar panels

The spinners and the shouters
Will be pumping up their lungs
I wouldn’t be amazed
To hear Joe Biden speak in tongues

Although I can’t predict it
I’m convinced and so believe
The man who’s the incumbent
Must have something up his sleeve

Regardless, his supporters
Should retain their calm and be level
I’ve heard the next debate
Is being held closer to sea level


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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