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The Walrus Is John

The Walrus Is John

I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.”


–The Beatles

Another book of shocking revelations—
This one from John, who always wanted war.
No longer are there any innovations
In Anti-Trump-Land. From the same old store
Of flat clichés, the latest has-been whore
Bodies forth stuff to feed the generator
Of media resistance. More and more,
We feel we’ve heard it and will hear it later.
Yes, every traitor whines that Trump’s a traitor,
And every bonehead shrieks that Trump’s a fool.
The crowd hates Trump – because, well, Trump’s a hater!
Decrying Trump is terminally cool.
With publication let us go ahead.
Goo goo g’joob. Paul wasn’t really dead.

–Tom Riley



(Note:  Like most people, I thought the Beatles sang “koo koo kachu.”  But the written lyrics say “goo goo g’joob,” so “goo goo g’joob” it is!)

Treat for Santa

A Treat for Santa


Santa may crash tonight. Certainly
He’ll have trouble. Oh, what sights he’ll see
As he crosses the sky!
Who’s responsible? I—
For those cookies contained LSD.


—Tom Riley