‘Twas the night before a holiday, and all through our lives,
the only thing stirring was governmental strife.
The GOP and the Dems were in their usual best,
making sure the constituents again would lose rest.
And I with my checkbook and Mama with the bills,
had just settled in to see which gas tank gets filled.
When what do my wondering eyes should see,
but a temporary agreement to set congress free.
Off to their condos or nice vacation homes,
those who don’t work were all free to roam.
And to the rest of us who struggle, and scrape day to day,
we wonder how it is that they get to go play?
Because they belong to this group or that,
they only see life defined oh so narrow and flat.
No ‘outside the box’ thinking allowed with their way,
“our way’s the only way”, I once heard them say.
So off to our slumber since tomorrow’s an early rise,
to go make our minimum and hope for a prize,
That someday our government will soon get a clue,
that running a country involves more than a party of two.
Common Sense can prevail when you open your mind,
and see the big picture, not just your side, but also mine.
Amazing is what can happen, open the view
cuz ’tis the season for giving, not taking for you.
No dashing, or dancing, or prancing, or vixens.
No vomits, cupids, dummies, or getting blitzed then.
Hear us all as you drive out of sight, “you better watch out, you better not whine, quit your pouting, we’re telling you why…election time is coming around”!
May this new year be fresh with Common Sense!