Farewell, 2012 – Remembering Through Rhyme

What a year this has been, filled with drama and noise
Much ado about lots- those Republican boys.
Remember them – Santorum, Cain, Perry, the rest?
Romney, finally their choice – still, Obama did best.

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We watched the conventions, amazed at the voices
Some speakers inspired – others not such great choices.
Bill Clinton – charisma! The leader still there
While Eastwood talked blithely to an empty wood chair.

Remember cool Hillary in those viral memes?
Strong, confident, bold – no doubt that’s how she seems.
There were women aplenty in print and online
Breastfeeding their kids for a really long time.

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Many movies as usual, though not much for boomers
Hope Hollywood wakes up – we can be big consumers.
Argo was terrific, Hope Springs midlife hearts
“Lincoln,” “Silver Linings” had well-acted parts.

Call Me Maybe, if you’re Somebody That I Used to Know.
Home -Phillip Phillips – from the Idol Show.
Mumford and Sons brought us Babel - a smash
Adele won the Grammys and a boatload of cash.

Gangnam Style became a huge viral sensation                                                                               Rhianna Like a Diamond for a new generation
Taylor Swift is Never Ever Getting Back Together
While Maroon Five wanted One More Night,not forever.

On TV there were shows both fun and quite searing
The girls of, well, Girls somehow madly endearing.
Carrie and Brody, Homeland’s CIA crew
In a world that’s dangerous, where heroes are few.

There’s nerds all around on still-great Big Bang Theory,
And Parenthood always leaves everyone teary.
The Good Wife, Downton Abbey, Modern Family too –
(Filmmakers, check this – you could learn a thing or two! )

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Books to read? Try Beautiful Ruins – it’s great.
The Newlyweds and Gone Girl –  of marriage and fate.
There’s The Chaperone – history you may not know
Contents May Have Shifted about a girl on the go.

This year’s wildly beautiful families of fame
The Beckhams, Obamas, Jolie-Pitts – none the same.
Gorgeous newlywed couples JT and Biel
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – can these folks be for real?

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The Beckham Family – courtesy glamour.com

We bid farewell to many, as we do in all years
Nora Ephron, a genius, many writers shed tears.
Whitney – unfortunately, not surprising – so sad
Donna Summer – disco’s diva –  our 70’s girl “bad.”

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R.I.P. Nora Ephron, a brilliant role model for women writers.

As we leave 2012 and greet lucky ‘13
We remember the joy and the sorrow we’ve seen.
We mourn 20 angels, and their teachers too
As -we, hopeful – say “happy, good new year” to you.

Happy New Year 2013 Images



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16 Responses to Farewell, 2012 – Remembering Through Rhyme
  1. Grown and Flown
    December 26, 2012 | 5:56 am

    Brilliant! You brought it all back with a laugh Sharon, wonderful thought about lucky 13, hadn’t pondered that one yet. Happy New Year to all.
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  2. Cathy Chester
    December 26, 2012 | 5:57 am

    Bravo! What a wonderful nod to 2012. Well done, Sharon. Kudos to you. It was certainly a busy year and you captured it all so well in verse.

    Best to you for a bright and healthy New Year.
    Cathy Chester
    Author, An Empowered Spirit
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  3. Pam@over50feeling40
    December 26, 2012 | 7:14 am

    Excellent recap…fun! Great job!
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      December 27, 2012 | 7:02 am

      Thanks Pam – so glad to have connected with you this year!

  4. Janie Emaus
    December 26, 2012 | 7:23 am

    What a fun way to say goodbye. Happy New Year to year. So looking forward to meeting you in January.

    • Sharon Greenthal
      December 27, 2012 | 7:02 am

      I look forward to meeting you too! Here’s to 2013!

  5. Haralee
    December 26, 2012 | 8:29 am

    This could be a rap! A great tribute through Rhyme.
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      December 27, 2012 | 7:01 am

      I’m afraid that would be mortifying to my children…

  6. sue
    December 26, 2012 | 9:25 am

    While reading remembering through Rhyme, I had a good time. This is so creative of you and a great look back at this year. Happy New Year.
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      December 27, 2012 | 7:01 am

      Happy New Year to you too, Sue. So happy to have met you this year!

  7. judy williamson
    December 26, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Hats off to you, my daughter of rhyme…..

    How about one now for Auld Lang Syne

    Let’s hope number 13 will bring us good cheer

    And that all in all, will be the best possible year.

  8. mindy
    December 26, 2012 | 9:00 pm

    I hate looking back
    Makes me feel very old
    But if looking back is what I would choose to do.
    I’d reread what you wrote,
    With a lump in my throat
    And look back through the eyes of you!
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