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Newark mayor is so frustrated with Devils owner that he’s turned to rhyming

Apr 11, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

Cory Booker

Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek has yet to drive Newark Mayor Cory Booker insane, but he’s driven him to poetry, which in this day and age is practically the same thing.

On hand to announce the return of the Dodge Poetry Festival (brought to you by Dodge Ram) to the city, Booker recited a couple of poems he wrote as a way to ease the stress caused by his much-publicized dispute with Vanderbeek over rent and parking revenues at Prudential Center.

As reported by the Star-Ledger, here’s how Booker’s first poem began:

“I will not lie down and I’ll never say die/Fallen to the ground — I still believe I can fly/Curse me and you just make me strong/Say I can’t and I will prove you wrong.”

And here’s how his second poem ended:

“Sometimes just going to bed is the best antidote to trials and tribulations/And sometimes just being blessed to get up again and face it all, for one more day, is worthy of celebration.”

I guess those are decent poems, though I feel like he might’ve stolen part of the first one from that Seal song.

A better poem would’ve been this:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Highfalutin huckster,
Hey Vanderbeek, that’s you.

/drops mic

  1. govtminion - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Not that I expect the Devils to win it all this year, but I’d be very interested to hear Booker’s change of tune if the Devils were suddenly planning a victory parade.

    • somekat - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      why, are all 6 people that would show up for the parade registered voters?

      team should of been moved someplace they had a slight chance at building a fan base a decade ago. New Jersey is basically a suburb of Philly/New York, depending if your are north or south. There is a reason that every team in new jersey has no fans

  2. sharksfan754 - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Any one remember the dispute he had with conan o’brien a couple years ago? Conan destroyed him.. YouTube it if you have the time it was hilarious!

  3. scoops1 - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Booker is still mad he didn’t get those tix to see Springsteen

  4. esracerx46 - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Booker is an absolute idiot. Believe me I am no Devils fan and frankly could care less if they go bankrupt. Booker is mad because a guy didnt follow through on some promises he made 5+ years ago. Dude, Youre a MAYOR….Thats a POLITICIAN. POLITICIANS LIE. So STFU and taste youre own medicine before you make a bigger assclown out of yourself

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