I was fortunate to be invited to
My bookstore's poetry reading,
Uplifting lines of rhyming verse
Old Jethro, a usually quiet man
He must have thought himself in England --
I hardly heard his predecessors
Knowing the oldster's sense of humor --
Came at last the wry propounder's
He shuffled sprightly to the microphone --
"Good evening and thank you for coming out,"
"With the snow and howling winds that we've had,
"My contribution to the evening's program
"The rabbit-eared bunny talks on and on --
"His life was dismal and humdrum
"Took credit for inventing the Internet
by D. Edgar Murray 09/02/2000.