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Loose Change: No rhyme, no reason

Indulge me this week

Been struck by the muse

Lyrically, quite different

This take on the news

We try out some poetry

The Change, really Loose

The style reminiscent

Of a drunk Dr. Seuss

A lot, it has happened

Some scoring, some fighting

Enough with the preface

Get on to the writing

Poor Ryan O’Byrne

He caused such a rumpus

By scoring a goal

But forgetting his compass

And Mr. Luongo

His groin came unglued

Roberto’s in pain

Vancouver, you’re screwed

And Lee Stempniak

Toronto’s the place

Said “I’m here for the Cup”

And kept a straight face

And old Claude Lemieux

For sure quite the talker

Needs the fountain of youth

And a titanium walker

And poor Adam Foote

In pain, still a smiler

At least now we know

Who the hell is John Zeiler

And Hab fans, Oh Hab fans

Your bias, the story

No travesty this awful

Since someone named Rory

And old Patrick Roy

His “greatness,” it was sung

All fans can agree

He deserves to be hung

He’s coming! He’s coming!

Get excited, don’t flinch

Yeah, you want Santa Claus

But get Brian the Grinch

And poor Jason Blake

He passed; watched in awe

Straight into an elbow

Now eats with a straw

And finally, Kyle Wellwood

Who’s not one to beg

He won back his spot

Hey thanks, Jenny Craig!

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