Thursday, January 16, 2014

Headline Poem 1/15/14 -- Crooked Priorities


Today's headline poem is based on 25-year-old Clayton Kershaw's $215 million seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Crooked Priorities

Three kids jump in
Driving home from school
Half-eaten lunches become afternoon snacks
My eyes on the road, ears open as they all wanna go at once...
Art was fun, my friend was mean, we dissected a cow's eyeball...

That's a lot of money!
my boy gasps 
when he hears the man's radio voice 
For baseball?! 
"Couldn't that be used for something else?"

Like pieces of a high-rise puzzle all laid out, where do I start?

Dinner at the table
We say,
Eat until you are full
Do not go to excess
Take what you need
Do not waste

Good advice. 

Meanwhile... hypocrites make turkey sandwiches for a homeless man wearing blue 

Game starts at six