Thursday, March 22, 2012

Current Events (In Limerick Form)

A governor from Illinois,
Caught being a very bad boy,
Sent off on “vacation”
For incarceration,
And his stylist is now unemployed.

The Prez turned down the pipeline for oil,
And the voter’s blood started to boil.
As their gas prices rise,
There’s a fire in their eyes
As to fill their tanks, harder they toil.

Congress faces a huge budget gap
With spending they can’t seem to cap.
If they can’t plug that hole,
When we stand at the poll,
Let’s all give them an electoral slap.


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Thanks for joining in with your political limericks. I too really enjoy writing current events limericks. I hope you'll give my weekly Limerick-Off challenges a try.

Steve E said...

AHA! Your politics is showing! Good, I like your 3-parter on current events.
(Also your politics, I like--grin!)

Brian Miller said...

ok the last line of the first gave me a good chuckle...the middle one turned my stomach...ugh gass prices suck!!! and i am all for slapping the slate clean...

Beachanny said...

Very cool and clever. Just sent a copy of them off to my lawyer. He will get a kick out of them! Thanks so much for linking with us today! Gay

Semaphore said...

Of these limericks leaning political
I cannot, by no means, be more critical
Than to say - Yes! Right on!
Give them something to bite on!
And beware, all of ye hypocritical.

Charles Miller said...

Hear hear. This form is so adaptable. From politics to bawdiness. I enjoyed all three of your limericks, though my favorits has to be giving Congress the what for!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A good venture in to the wonderful world of limericks!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent political limericks!

Anna :o]

Blue Flute said...

Oh that beautiful hair
The inmates can’t help but stare
He made a mistake
His story’s a fake
Now what he needs is a prayer

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the spin on these... so true and silly political games going on these days.

PattiKen said...

Limerick as political commentary. Love it.

The guy with the hair will go grey
While at the pumps we continue to pay
Congress will endlessly fight
Instead of doing what's right
Each day just brings more of the same.

Claudia said...

gas prices are 1,70 Euro per litre over here at the moment...totally crazy...i like that you went political with your limericks..

kaykuala said...

You've put in a clever twist here. Current events, political satire are very refreshing. Great!