Creative inspiration is derived in many ways. The recent fiscal cliff debate in Washington D.C. may impact the economy at both the local and national level. I was inspired to write the following fun piece below:
Was the Night Before Fiscal Cliffness
By Mark Shore 12/28/2012
Inspired by “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the craziness of D.C.
Everyone lets gather around the fireplace,
I have a story to tell you of a distant place,
Where everyone kicks a can without any disgrace:
Was the night before Fiscal Cliffness and all thro’ the house,
Not a congressional member was stirring, not even the speaker of the house,
The line was drawn in DC with care,
In hopes each would get what they wanted, but would not share,
The Repubs were giddy with images of entitlement cuts, bouncing in their heads,
The Dems were excited with tax increases, too many to spend,
And the President shouted and called them by name,
Now! Boehner, Now! Pelosi, Now Reid! and Now! McConnell,
To the top of the hill and over the cliff they ran,
Now a crashing stock market, and another credit downgrade was just in hand,
At the stroke of midnight at the end of the year, you could hear them all shouting out: Merry Fiscal Cliffness to all! And to all, a political theatre good night!
Copyright ©2012 Mark Shore. Contact the author for permission for republication at email@example.com
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