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Poets Corner

OCTOBER 4, 2012 | JERRY SUSSMAN

In honor of the impending elections, longtime valley resident Jerry Sussman has submitted some witty poems for our readers.

The Rain it Raineth
The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the justs umbrella.
– Anonymous

Election Reflection
Each day into the upper air
Ascends the politician's prayer -
"Grant me the gift of swift retort
And keep the public memory short"
– by M. K. Jones

Money
Money.
Workers earn it,
Spendthrifts burn it,
Bankers lend it,
Yachtsmen spend it,
Forgers fake it,
Taxes take it,
Dying leave it,
Heirs receive it,
Thrifty save it,
Misers crave it,
Robbers seize it,
Rich increase it,
Gamblers lose it,
I sure could use it.
– by Richard Armour

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