2015 Year ... In Rhyme

2015 - The Year In Rhyme

As 2015 comes to a close,

we thought it wise to mention those
 

Who made this year one we'll we'll recall
But forgive us if we don't name all
 

But let's start early with the late Yogi Berra
A cheer for this icon of his era
 

Soldier, champion catcher, linguist
And the future franchise Knick Porzingis!
 

And what about the price of gas
Ryan Seacrest, Jazz greats Marsalis

 

To the Queens Chambers' exec

Former energy man, Thomas Grech

 

To the metro area business thriller

The newly wide eyed Adrian Miller

 

Three areas codes now put their trust in

My ubiquitous buddy, David Gussin

 

The sports poetry of Walt Clyde Frazier
and if the NRA or Self driving cars don't phase ya
 

What of the same sex marriage clerk Kim Davis?
We Hail New York's finest, New York's bravest,
 

Fashion's Christian Dior,

Karl Lagerfeld, J-Lo - there's more!
 

This season Tommy Hilfiger's so jolly,
And so's Giambattista Valli,
 

Merry Business in this part of the planet

To Long Beach Chamber's Mark, Mike and Janet

 

And in this Presidential Stump,
There's Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump,
 

A republican ticket could be quite a pair
(The Donald's Veep might be his hair)
 

A toast to Sting, Ahmad Jamal, Chris Walken
Bah humbug to team Volkswagen
 

Holidays best to Google's Page and Brin
The one percent's Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim
 

This year ushered Princess Charlotte's birth
We wish joy to the long lived man of mirth
 

90 year old Dick Van Dyke
Pope Francis, and the Fed rate hike
 

We're concerned for the health of Charlie Sheen,

Lamar Odom, climate change, Joel Olstein,
 

Our hearts are warmed by the climate accord
We check under the tree for
afford--
Able healthcare for all of us regular folks
And escape by laughing at Louis CK's jokes
 

To Michael Moore and Michael Kay
The cast of Hamilton on Broadway
 

A loving thought a special word

To all the family Weisenberg

 

And admiration we exude
For Amy Schumer's posing nude
 

God speed is wished Jen and Justin by us
As we look away from Miley Cyrus
 

Triple Crown wishes to American Pharoah
Billy Joel, Springsteen, Paul and Ringo
 

Holiday cheer to Justin Bieber
Han Solo, Chewie, General Lia

 

And a hearty Deck the Hall
To Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal

And audio greetings please discern
For Mad Dog, Mike and Howard Stern

To hoops wizard Stephan Curry

Lebron, Eli Manning, Kobie
 

To Odell Beckham and Spike Lee

To Ashton Kutcher, Dick Vitale

 

We raise a glass to Taylor Swift

Let Sanders and Fiorina have no holiday rift,

 

a toast to Katy Perry, Uber

And to America's new friend, Cuba

 

A sad word for the late lion, Cecil
And to Vlad Putin, Angela Merkel

 

Joy to Mary Tyler Moore
and the Dark Star orchestra

Concern for countless refugees

The downhill trend of Bill Cosby

 

To the transformed Caitlyn Jenner

And the champion women of U.S. Soccer
 

Tuneful greetings to Adele,

to Skelos and speaker Silver: farewell

 

To Martin Skreli and Harendra Singh

I'm afraid we do not wish a thing


oh, wait, on second thought a wish we do

A  New Horizons trip to Pluto!

 

to Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
to the Mara's - Tim, and actress Rooney

 

To the Weinsteins, Dustin Hoffman and to

Israel's Benny Netanyahu


To the New York Rangers, Islanders, Mets

The Yankees, Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets
 

To Jon Hamm, to Gwyneth Paltrow

To Thrones' apparently passed on Jon Snow
 

A healthy happy holiday we mean a

Joyful one to the amazing Serena,

 

And so this hot December day

to Oprah and Doc Phil we say

 

To the Bushes, and Obamas

To all Papas, to all Mamas

 

To every living girl and boy

Our wish for peace our ode to joy