Ode to Roger Dodger

Commemorating the praises for one man’s ears which often hear the news before those of his peers.

An ode to Roger Dodger

Is long overdue,

Not because he’s a codger,

‘Cause gents like him are few-

Ears glued to the scanner

All day and all night,

He’s no king in a manor,

But he is our news knight –

Explaining bloodied lawns,

Hovering helicopter noise,

And locked-down neighborhoods –

A recluse reporter sans yawns,

Police radar pimp with poise,

Forthright fact finder with the goods.

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