‘The Worst of Rhymes’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society August 13, 2021 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 9 Comments . The Worst of Rhymes No matter where we choose to sit, A fool, alone, would not admit, We’re living in a world of shit And I have more than done my bit. Here by the guillotine I knit Caps for the heads devoid of wit— I am a useful idiot. . . Bald Eagle Along the seedy interstate, Another one that has met its fate. Blind-sided by an unseen foe, It’s a common sight that we all know. Struck hard and crushed to maggot swill, A great symbol once, and now road kill. . . Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 9 Responses Mo August 13, 2021 Bald Eagle… Wow! Joe, you make me want to start writing again. Reply Sally Cook August 13, 2021 So true, Joe.. Reply Paul Freeman August 13, 2021 Two poems most folk can get behind today, no matter where they sit, satire and motifs withstanding – the image of Joe knitting in the front row (no rhyme intended) of Madam Guillotine will take time to erase. I was wondering if bald eagles getting struck by cars is actually a major problem to their population numbers. Reply Mike Bryant August 13, 2021 Joe… brilliant as always… I’m pretty sure Joe is talking about the stinking windmills, or as some prefer to call them, “wind turbines.” Either way, they are ridiculous. https://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/04/the-facts-about-how-many-eagles-are-killed-by-wind-turbines/ But, apparently killing the national bird is AOK https://apnews.com/article/b8dd6050c702467e8be4b1272a3adc87 Reply Cheryl Corey August 13, 2021 I hear that most are killed by monstrous wind turbines. Reply Cheryl Corey August 13, 2021 Joe, you come up with some real zingers. I wouldn’t recommend reading “Bald Eagle” while you’re eating though. I cringe at the sight of roadkill. Reply Jeff Eardley August 14, 2021 Joe, these are up there with your best. The thought of one of these magnificent creatures winding up as road-kill fills me with horror, as does the image of a savvy New Yorker knitting away as heads roll. Great stuff again. Reply C.B. Anderson August 14, 2021 I guess, Joe, that the impending resignation of Darth Cuomo is not enough to make all New Yorkers lighthearted. Reply Daniel Kemper August 17, 2021 I very thoroughly enjoyed the “useful” idiot verse best. It demonstrates that there’s an often unsung craft to light verse — yes, in my dark humor days I’d call this light. 🙂 [What’s that tee shirt say, “Stalin says dark humor is like food: not everyone gets it.” ? I think of the “Lost in Space” remake where the spider-things turned on their master at the end for the fall of Cuomo. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.