WE'LL TO THE ROONEY NO MORE

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U.S. BLUES

 

Tis truly a sad day

when the messenger cries

the dread news:

“No more Rooneys!”

 

and the words leap

off the page taunting me

with their finality:

“No more Rooneys!”

 

and all the good times

go up in smoke

and I don’t feel so good

“No more Rooneys!”

 

It’s kinda like

that Indian

from the commercial

who has a single tear

because of litter

 

I’m standing here

with that single tear

welling in my eye

“No more Rooneys”

 

just when

I was finally starting

to get over Jerry

“No more Rooneys”

 

It’s another loss

and it’s getting hard

to count the losses

as it all seems

to be going haywire

 

and there’s a hole

in my calendar

as the event is vanquished

“No more Rooneys”

 

and I wish

it was April 1

as I read this note

“No more Rooneys”

 

Please someone

tell me it’s a joke

and it isn’t really true

“No more Rooneys”

 

“no more Rooneys”

the letter read

and I’m sad

not knowing what to do       


5-3-98