As a reporter who loves the Hill
I most certainly will
miss the man from Ohio
who has always entertained us so.
He often wore those denim suits
which really matched his cowboy boots
His clothes, it's true, were rather odd;
His sense of fashion somewhat flawed.
His hair was topic of much chatter
a great gray nest of unknown matter
which sat upon his head at a tilt.
looked like something a bird had built.
But the man was magic on the floor
he took one minute -- not one second more
to say what was on his mind
and often he was not kind.
As he railed against the government
asking where the money went
and each day we listened -- our ears did cup
for the times he might exclaim ...
"Beam ...me ... up!"
Oh sure, he was rude
and often times crude.
His legal woes I must confess
were something of an ugly mess.
But I'll miss the man from Ohio.
He really gave us quite the show.
In a place that's often dull and grim
you need a guy like 'ol Jim
You need a guy to scream and holler
about how they spend your tax dollar.
You need a guy to yell and rant.
Yes I will miss you -- Jim Traficant.