A Series to Remember

Cubs fans are living their dream

It’s a weekend to remember
at historic Wrigley Field.
It’s a three-game match-up Cubs fans dreamed would be.
Not since troop ships headed homeward
at the end of World War 2
have the Cubbies claimed their place in history.

It’s a season to remember
for the losers we have loved.
Holy Cow! They won the most of all this year.
Rizzo, Russell, Baez, Bryant
led their team all summer long
and have given baseball fans much cause to cheer.

It’s a series to remember
‘tween the Indians and Cubs.
Both Lebron and Michael’s cities crave this crown.
How I wish that Banks and Santo
could have lived to see these games
in a slugfest on the north side of Chi-town.

A Centennial Worth Celebrating

Paying tribute to the Boeing Airplane Company

For 100 years at Boeing
they’ve been making planes to fly.
Thanks to Boeing we found ways to win a war.
Boeing’s given wings to visions.
Far-fetched dreams were realized.
And in partnership with NASA rockets soared.

In their fact’ries in Seattle,
Wichita and Charleston,
Boeing’s birthed their birds with engineering pride.
Air Bus and McDonnell Douglas
can’t compete with Boeing’s class,
though for decades (Heaven knows) those two have tried.

Orv and Wilbur couldn’t fathom
how Bill Boeing would take-off.
He took flight in ways that caught the world by storm.
And the planes that Boeing gave us,
though a novelty at first,
have become (for lack of better terms) the norm.

Here’s to Boeing and their workers
as they celebrate this year.
What a milestone this is to say the least.
Thanks to Boeing and its partners,
airline travel’s safe and sound
as we fly the friendly skies from west to east.

The White House Race is a Mud Bowl

Just how low can they go?

Trump’s “locker room talk” in the Bush league
was disgraceful, demeaning and lewd.
And his running back (Mike Pence) is pensive
from his quarterback’s comments most crude.

Still Hillary isn’t much better.
She’s been intercepted a lot.
And those emails ruled out-of-bounds clearly
were illegal. Good thing she got caught.

This gridiron game is a mud bowl.
What’s slung by each team should be flagged.
The offensive lines are insulting.
They’re enough to make anyone gag.

Where’s the NFL commissioner when you need him?

The Gospel According to (Another) Matthew

A prayer for a hurricane’s victims

The Gospel According to Matthew
isn’t good news at all. It’s insane.
This hurricane threatens the southeast
with its wind and its powerful rain.

A monster, the weatherman calls it.
A weather event that can kill.
Eyes are glued on this single-eyed cyclops
as despair dictates disaster drills.

After cutting a swath through Jamaica,
it pummeled poor Haiti with force.
And the death toll from Matthew’s still rising
as it threatens the towns in its course.

Not since Sandy has something this monstrous
sought to humble our national pride.
Matthew’s heartless and bullying prowess
is as tall as it seems to be wide.

Father God, help Your children in harm’s way
who are facing this storm surge head-on.
Give them faith to withstand what awaits them
and the means to rebuild when Matt’s done.