Thespian Killers [Today's News Poem, February 3, 2011]
Throttle the mic; music will flow.
Out of the shrieks, edited song.
Twenty-two years separate births:
Austrian fry, Illinois spawn;
Actors by trade; thespian lords
Dressed for the stage, camera, film.
Thoughts sound like voice, voice sounds like thought:
Reason your ears, eyes can betray.
Only a suit, tie and a note
Carry the whole drama along.
Stick to the script: shock's for the crowd,
Charge for the mic, lies for us all.
"Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 this Sunday, and nearly seven years after his death, one might think he were still alive and leading the Republican Party. "
—JENNIFER MEDINA, The New York Times, Published: February 2, 2011
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