News In Rhyme
Giants and Patriots head to the Super Bowl
Oh Muses sing high the glory of last Sunday
When great acts of heroism that all will say
That the NFC championship of 49ers and Giants
And Eli Manning's perseverance and defiance
Against the best defense in the whole league
Against several sacks and an incredible amount of fatigue
Facing the odds, the rain, the hostile crowd
The Giants won in overtime leaving the field proud
Now they head to the Superbowl to face the AFC champs
And the country is rooting for two distinct camps
One for the Giants and one for The Patriots whose coach cheated
And who next week will most certainly be defeated
The New York Giants beat the San Francisco Giants in the NFC Championship and the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championships. Both teams won only by a field goal and go on to face each other in the Super bowl.
Romney still frontrunner for Republican nomination, victory less assured
It looked like Romney was going to win easy
But his path to the general election doesn't seem so breezy
His victory in Iowa turned out to be second place
And then Gingrich won South Carolina making him lose more face
Now the primary moves onto the sunshine state
And we will see if Romney in the general election is indeed fate
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary. Romney remains the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination but his victory, which once seemed assured, is no longer guaranteed.
State of the Union address
Every year the president tells us all
In our country's most august hall
And every year the union is strong
No matter how many things are going wrong
This year Obama's speech sounded a little like
A speech aimed at those that think he should take a hike
The president will focus on what he sees as the Republicans being unfair
And in November we will see if this is an idea that the American public shares
President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday to Congress and other heads of the American government. The speech focused on what many believe will be themes in Obama's campaign such as income inequality.
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