One Upon a Mid-night Dreary
"A big black bird screamed Roto-Rooter"
and away go troubles down the drain.
The "Raving".... read and take heed.
Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore.
While I nodded in the hushing,
suddenly there came a rushing,
as of someone slowly flushing water 'cross my chamber floor.
Only this and nothing more.
Eagerly I wished the morrow,
vainly I sought to borrow plungers to relieve my sorrow,
mops to dry the soggy floor.
I slowed it down and nothing more.
Ankle deep in water standing,
long I stood there wheezing, panting, weeping, cursing curses no mortal ever
As the mess was slow subsiding,
my thoughts were strong to go a riding to dry my troubled clothes,
perhaps to find a liquor store.
I jumped astride my motor scooter,
a big black bird screamed "Roto-Rooter"!
"And away go troubles down the drain" - Roto-Rooter.
Quoth the raven: "Evermore."
The "news media" has ceased being the watch dog of the people and has become the apologist for an irresponsible government.