By Tarzana Joe



All across the nation, nervous folks are wond’ring IF
The country can survive a tumble off the fiscal cliff

A cliff not made by nature but as Congressmen designed it
And if I’m not mistaken, it’s the President that signed it

A cliff so rough and jagged, surely God was not the artisan
Well, folks that’s what you get if you subscribe to what’s bi-partisan

So now we’re in a crisis. Tell me what did you expect?
With Congress passing budgets they hope never take effect

Perhaps the rest of government should travel down this course
And write new regulations that they don’t mean to enforce

That follows in the footsteps of our global presence, right?
We’ve been declaring wars we really don’t intend to fight.

And from this what conclusions do we think the mullahs make?
Each time we threaten sanctions that we don’t intend to take

Unless some fearless leader gets some guts and puts a plan down
We might not even have a single road to kick the can down

Perhaps our lax electorate will be moved to righteous anger
By their representatives, exposed in this cliff-hanger

I think we should march over and land squarely on our head
At least the world will know our Congress means the things it said.



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

Reprint with permission by Tarzana Joe, who can be contacted to pen the perfect poem for any occasion at …see the linked form.