Wednesday, December 23, 2015

T 'was the night before Christmas at St. Pete City Hall

Tis the season to be jolly.

St. Petersburg, FL
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb, PhD
Coauthor of: So You Want to Blog
T 'was the night before Christmas at ole City Hall,
The Mayor and the Dream team were having a ball.
The stockings were loaded with lots of good stuff,
Some recycle trucks so the old Nor'east won't be in a huff.

Downtown a new Ferry and condos galore,
A couple of new restaurants down on the shore.
A deal for the Rays and where they may play,
The problem may be if they decide to stay.

His Honor a glow at the depth of his touch,
A new pier, new approach, new murals and such.
The will of the people no concern they all sang,
Our select committees came through with a bang.

The King he joked and he laughed out loud,
The Kirby he penned a nice Tweet for the millennial crowd.
In the corner the Tomiln quietly biding her time,
Wondering if she would ever be allowed to shine.

Out on 5th Avenue there arose such a clatter,
They sprang to the window to see what was the matter.
It was the South and the West all looking for gifts,
Hoping for more than a few crummy TIFs.

The window flung open the Mayor appeared,
Some laughed and some cried, one applauded, some jeered.
Happy Holidays the Mayor he bellowed out loud,
Nothing seemed to please the contemptuous crowd.

Back in the room the Dream Team aghast,
Why are they so angry each one they asked?
They are all welcome to come to the new Pier,
To enjoy our new restaurants and have a cold beer.

The events may be restricted to just a  privileged few,
But most all can enjoy the wonderful view.
We are fixing the sewers and walking the beat,
Saving the Bay and making it safe on our streets.

We have removed all the buses and we'll remodel the Park,
It will be safe even after dark.
Why don't the love us at this Holiday season?
Maybe our arrogance is most of the reason.

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