Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Poem by Herb Siegel

STAY-CATIONS (The 2009 Recession)
by Herb Siegel

Gas is high, houses low, kids are idle
            friends gather, play games, BBQs are in
Stay at home, vacations are now a sin
            D.C. is out, Vegas far to peddle.
Job’s on the line, food is up, raises gone
            home is the stay-place for a better day
It’s the safest and cheapest place to stay
            from night-to-night, day-to-day, dawn-to- dawn.
Eating out is past, home-spun is the now
            Spinning tales and poems won’t cure all wishes
just smooth the way to ease most crises
            avoiding boredom that wrinkles the brow.
Home a place to sup with wines of vintage
            suck-it-up stand and toast a non-voyage
Herb will appear at The Gazebo on August 24, 2009.

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

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