2013 with rhyme but not much reason

Let's bid a farewell

To old twenty thirteen

A year unlike any

The world's ever seen.

A year full of argument,

Tears and surprise:

A government shutdown

"Sharknado" and spies.

A killer typhoon

And the Syrian strife

A bombing in Boston —

The heartbreak of life.

A year full of selfies

(And please don't say "What?")

A year Miley Cyrus

Made proper folk tut.

Her dance it was shocking

That twerking! That tongue!

(But maybe that's just

What folks do when they're young.)

CHICAGO

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