Looking back on the headlines from last year
and all the news that was aired at that time
Some of it was excellent reporting
While some was a complete waste of our time.
I'm sure you remember Kim Kardashian
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and her million dollar wedding affair.
Was it really worth all the attention,
since the two are no longer a pair?
And why did we have to keep hearing
about the Lindsy and Snookie charades?
What is it that makes them newsworthy?
Will the attraction for those two ever fade?
How many times did we hear the story,
Alec Baldwin,on a plane,Words With Friends?
And how about those Charlie Sheen antics
We heard of over and over again.
We learned Arnold was still a good actor
and was living an illusive life
Ashton and Demi broke up,it's over
They no longer are husband and wife.
Regis retired from Live With Kelly
Mornings won't be the same in some homes.
Oprah stepped down,to start her Next Chapter
She'll create a new role on her OWN.
Anthony Weiner tweeted some photos
of himself, showing off for some "friends"
Howard Campings sect radio program
prophesied the world would come to an end.
But,more important things happened this past year
Then all the above I have mentioned
Stories that pulled on your heart strings
Stories that really held your attention.
Gabby Giffords was shot by a madmanwho was totally out of his mindTornados swept through Joplin,Missourileaving much devastation behind.
Casey Anthony was found not guilty
A verdict very hard to believe.
Conrad Murray was not so lucky
for Michaels' death there was no reprieve.
Hurricane Irene flooded the East Coast
Remember the earth quake that caused damage,too?
Penn States' Thon raised 9.5 million
It was about time we heard some good news.
In July the Space Shuttle retired
After 30 years of missions in Space.
Ten years had gone by since 9-11
A day Americans in sorrow, embrace.
Radacals,Bin Laden,and Ghadafi
were killed,they're dictators no more
Apples' founder Steve Jobs died from cancer
His company has lost part of its core.
The Occupy Wallstreet Protesters
Took a stand against corruption and greed.
Seventy years had past since Pearl Harbor
That was a momentous battle indeed.
We still have soldiers serving in battle
We pray for soon an end to this war
Prince William married Kate,live from London
That broadcast made the TV ratings soar.
I saved for last, the Sandusky Scandal
and the dismay it has brought to our lives
May the truth soon be out in the open
And all the guilty be idenified!
May this New Year bring a calm to our Valley
and may there be less committing of crimes.
For if we all strived on just being kinder
there'd be more good news in our Daily Times!