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RHYMES AND REASONS
A Peek at Todd Palin's Alaska
Why the First Dude is having second thoughts; Plus Queen Sarah and Delaware Joe and The Sting (Revisited)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
October 3, 2008

A Peek at Todd Palin's Alaska
Why the First Dude is having second thoughts
 

The First Dude of Alaska knows
the longings of the Eskimos
to feel fur parkas rim his face
and tundra 'tween his toes.

Ask Todd about the Iron Dog,
the North Slope and Iditarod.
Ask him about the musk ox herds
and arctic caribou.

He understands the salmon runs,
his float plane and his grizzly guns.
He comprehends McKinley's charm
and tracks an eagle's flight.

Beneath the dancing Northern Lights,
Todd Palin proudly claims his rights
as royalty in The Great Land.
He's Prince of Sourdoughs.

He'll pale in contrast to the crowd
if Sarah wins and it gets loud.
The First Dude won't feel much at home
in Washington DC

He'd rather scratch mosquito bites
on long Alaska summer nights.
In fact he wants Barack to win
so he won't have to move.
 

Queen Sarah and Delaware Joe
The difference between the two is debatable

She can wrestle a grizzly
and harpoon a whale.
But joist with Joe Biden?
Oh my! Pour the ale.

He's meaner that Bigfoot
and colder than snow.
A miner of mischief.
That's Delaware Joe.

In all of Alaska
where Sarah is queen,
there's no one like Biden
'cept Prospector Mean.
 

The Sting (Revisited) 
Praying Paul Newman made his peace with God 

Old man Newman lost his fight
in the quiet of the night.
A Woodward glance. A star-ward gaze.
A final act on life's small stage.
 
The sting of death. Grave's victory.
Those blue eyes closed. But did they see
the exodus that God provides
for those who trust Him when they die?
 
If Jesus became Newman's own,
he learned the truth too few have known.
That guilt is washed by sinless blood.
the guilt of preachers, popes or Hud.
 
That when Christ did his Easter thing,
he tricked the Devil. That's the sting!
An empty grave means death's reversed
and so is Eden's ancient curse.
 
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where , O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:55-57



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