John Wilkes Booth

He thought he’d be a hero,
He, of Theater fame.
He had so much power and adulation,
John Wilkes Booth was his name.

He, and all within his station in life,
Detested President Abraham Lincoln.
He made the familiar and fatal mistake
Of thinking that everyone else felt the same.

When he killed Lincoln,
All of his fawning and fancy friends
Deserted and disowned him.
As they clutched their pearls
And grasped at their hearts in fake horror.

So John Wilkes Booth
Lives in infamy forever more.
“Sic Semper Tyrannis,”
“Thus Always To Tyrants,”
Now applies to him.

Frog

A frog came into my yard one day.
He croaked loudly,
In the most annoying way.
He hid.
I could not find him.
But still a racket he did make!

My neighbor called the Cops.
On ME!
A Law-abiding Citizen!
“Why does she allow that animal to croak?
Where does that frog go?
And furthermore, where does he hop?”

I have been witness to many strange things in my life,
But believe you me,
This is the strangest situation I have ever seen!
Reporting a croaking frog to the local Police!

Boy, I can’t get any peace!
All right! You pesky frog!
I’m giving you an order!
That nerve-grating noise
Must desist and cease!

I have threatened you repeatedly…
You had better stop that croaking,
Right this very minute!
Before you Croak for good!