Alphabet Soup, Get It Right, with Apologies to Lennon and McCartney

Alphabet Soup 

 

Language is delicious 

You just cannot deny it 

No matter how much of it you consume 

You never have to diet 

 

 

Get It Right 

 

Whenever you’re feeling alone 

Don’t fret who caused the gloom 

Because what really matters 

Is whom 

 

One Lie-ner 

Real eyes realize real lies 

 

Money See, Money Do 

 

A person can be made healthy and wealthy 

With money, no surprise 

But increasing the size of a bank account 

Has yet to make anyone wise 

 

Oral Majority 

 

Anytime you feel you should speak 

About what you feel in your gut 

Remember how fish get in trouble 

By not keeping their mouths shut 

 

Apologies to Lennon and McCartney 

 

I read the news today, oh boy 

 

The Russians attacking 

Ukrainians lacking 

Exxon fracking 

Hackers hacking 

Poor folks lacking 

Congress slacking 

Kardashians shacking 

Mike Tyson smacking 

 

I’d like to turrrrrrrrrn youuuuuuuuu offffffff 

 

 

Kevin Ahern is an Oregon State University professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics. In his retirement, he writes verses.