I'm not a fan of April Fool's
And let me tell you why.
Everything that you'll read online
Will all be just a lie.
"New Tech That's Going to Change the World."
"Twitter Sold for Pennies."
"iPad 7 Seen in the Wild."
"Robots Hired at Denny's."
"Hollywood Gets Behind 4d."
"Potter Finale Flops."
"New Star Wars Movies Just Announced."
"Pixar Raided by Cops."
"Walmart Files for Bankruptcy."
"Apple Stock Hits the Floor."
"Google Employees All Let Go."
"Zuckerberg Shown the Door."
"Angry Birds Breaks the Internet."
"Nintendo Buys Sony."
"XBox Live Shuts Down Forever."
"Bill Gates Buys a Pony."
This is why I'm just not a fan
Of the first of April.
At least it's only once a year,
For that I am grateful.
Soon we enter a next generation portable gaming war.
We've had it with home consoles, but with handheld gaming, never before.
Nintendo won last time, for those keeping score,
With two screens and a cheaper price, the DS sold way more.
But with a new generation comes a new battle to be fought,
With the 3DS launching first and taking the first shot.
Sony will counter but can Nintendo's momentum be caught?
It all depends on lessens the current generation has taught.
Features are great and graphics are cool,
But a low price is what makes consumers drool.
The one with the most value is the one that will rule
So price may be what makes one take the other to school.
Of course we don't know the price of the NGP
We don't even know what it's real name will be.
It will definitely be fast, powerful, and pretty,
But for everything else we'll just have to wait and see.
So will the rematch end up like before?
With Nintendo the victor and Sony shown the door?
Or is it Sony's time to be the one to soar?
Or does anybody care about either anymore?
I've never been on Facebook,
It's just not my cup of tea.
Sure I've given it a look,
It's just not the thing for me.
I don't worry 'bout my wall
And I have no posts to share.
No comments that appall
Will ever show up there.
Even though I'm always nagged,
My status remains unknown,
My photos remain untagged,
And my "likes" are all my own.
I'm not part of any wars,
Mafia or other.
"Games" like that are chores
I'd rather play another.
But the 'Villes are played by all,
At least that's what they say,
And while I see their draw
I'm sure I'll never play.
I needn't share my life
With people I don't know.
I'll leave it to my wife
To put on a good show.
A computer geek with a book of faces,
A thief stealing from dreams of all places,
A curious climber caught for five days,
Toys with which nobody plays,
A missing father in a wintery wasteland,
A king whose speech could use a hand,
A young girl out to avenge her father,
A boxer whose family is always a bother,
A dark swan dancing a beautiful ballet,
And some kids that may or may not be okay.
All are fighting for the crown -
A golden statue from Tinseltown.
There's this show on TV that's called The Cape,
It's not terrible, but it's also not great.
I've seen a few episodes and the effects are poor.
While the story is okay I'm looking for more.
The hero is whiney and his motivation weak.
We've seen it before, so it could use a tweak.
The supporting cast is passable, if not cliche.
While the badguys are awful and a little passe.
The cape itself is an odd "power" to be had.
It's original, yes, so it's not too bad.
He can swing and dodge and even disappear,
While it's not really magic, what it is isn't clear.
So why do I watch this mediocre show?
An answer to that, I just don't know.
It has some potential so I'll keep with it for now.
But if this season doesn't pickup I'll throw in the towel.
I love you for your smile
Even when it's hiding.
I love you for your laugh
Even when we're fighting.
I love you for your lips
Even when you're pouting.
I love you for your voice
Even when you're shouting.
I love you for your jokes
Even when they're boring.
I love you for your dreams
Even when you're snoring.
I love you for your warmth
Even when we're sleeping.
I love you for your eyes
Even when you're weeping.
I love you for your love
Even when it's tough.
I love you for your love
And that's always been enough.
- Dedicated to my wonderful wife
What better day to launch a website dedicated to poetry than Valentine's Day? With that, let me welcome you to Life in Rhymes, a new blog for poems about all aspects of life. I'll have poems about love, loss, and all that typical "old-school" stuff, but I'll also have poems covering current events, politics, entertainment, and much more. This means one day you may see a funny poem about your favorite television show and then the next day a somber poem about the economy.
All poetry you'll see here will be 100% written by me, and as such, you'll have a direct line to the man behind the scenes here. By leaving comments or submitting something via the contact form, you can send me your critiques and suggestions about the site or about the poems you see here. You can even offer up some requests of topics you'd like to see a poem written about in the future.
But enough with all the introductions. Because it's Valentine's Day, I'd like to offer up my first poem which I dedicate to my beautiful wife Even When.