IN THE NEWS: Scientists announce the discovery of gravitational waves.
The news — around the world it flew!
But waves are clearly nothing new;
The list begins with microwave
Which burns the popcorn bag we crave.
And cold waves dot the weather map;
Or sound waves: proved by thunder-clap.
The amber waves of grain, in lore;
Or flag that waves on windy shore.
And don’t forget the seismic wave
(When fault lines opt to misbehave).
The friendly wave a neighbor sends;
Or crime wave bodes some nasty trends.
If any other waves occurred,
I’ll waive my right to play with words.
Don Munday, email@example.com