Friday, March 30, 2007 | Poetry is the universal art form. Everyone writes it. No one reads it.

But for some reason, I’ve been on a poetry binge and I don’t why.

I might argue (poetically, of course) that my newly found enjoyment of poetry is because it’s spring — except spring in San Diego takes up 10 months of the year.

No, I’d have to say my interest in poetry has been inspired by the local politicos and power brokers who are ensuring that my daughter’s children will be paying for their idiotic handling of public funds.

Poetry has the image of being flowery, but, like comedy, it’s not pretty.

Still, I’d like to share some of my recent work and I hope my efforts at poetic justice inspire you to share your poems about San Diego scandals in the Reader Feedback section. Perhaps this could start an annual tradition. Or not.

Here goes:

Mayor Jerry Sanders

To quote ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’

Money, it’s a bitch.

Mad Mike Aguirre

Sees corruption everywhere

What if he’s correct?

Rich Doug Manchester

“You can call me Papa Doug”

View corridors suck

Hey, Jim Madaffer

Are roads better than city parks?

Whose pocket you in?

Donna Frye votes No

If she doesn’t understand things

What doesn’t she know?

Rich Alex Spanos

Wants me to fund stadium

Prefer library

National City

Wants the Chargers really bad

Go broke for the Bolts

Liberty Station

Corky will make the millions

City gets nothing

Mexican workers

Easy to target and blame

Who does the real work?

Padres in Petco Park

Will they ever score many runs?

Pitching will be key

Local TV news

Time for storm watch coverage

Must be a drizzle

I realize this stuff may not be the work of Keats or Cummings, but then again, they never tried to write about San Diego politicos so give me a break. I’d love to see your Diego doggerel as well.

David Moye is a La Mesa-based writer who, don’t you know it, is a poet and pleased to show it. He can be reached at Or, send a letter to the editor.

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