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Rhymes for our times

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Rick Horowitz
April 19, 2011
Ten quick ones from the boys at Limerick & Verse...

A chicken with stars in her eyes


Cut miscreant farms down to size.


"A journalist hen?!"


They giggled—but then


She captured the Pullet Surprise.





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A president speaking in front of a crowd


Should know when his microphone's hot,


Obama talks trash about GOP friends—


A mistake? Or a pre-arranged shot?





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A teabag afloat in a cup


Thinks spending must never go up,


He issues a threat—


He'll vote "no" on the debt—


Is he playing with dynamite? Yup.





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The man with a tan when it's not even May


Has an image he wants us to trust,


A man who's bright orange and cries all the time?


Are we sure it's a tan? (Could be rust.)





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Said the Chamber of Commerce's tools,


"Who needs regulations or rules?


We'll just self-police,


(We'll look great in that fleece!)


Is it our fault consumers are fools?"



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The rebels hang on and Gadhafi hangs on:


Away from Benghazi, now toward,


But the worst case is stalemate, a desert morass,


First the bullets run out—then we're bored.





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An oyster adrift and asquirm,


But eager to live out his term,


Arose from his bed,


Checked his wristwatch and said,


"It's the oily bird catches the worm."





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The NBA playoffs are rolling again,


There's another game starting real soon,


Ev'ry shot is amazing, each pass and each dunk—


And it might be half over by June.





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A rating from Standard & Poor's


Decided to rattle some doors,


She stayed Triple A


(At least for today),


But she's out there, and settling scores.





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A billionaire loudmouth can say what he wants,


And if someone's upset, does he care?


Of course not! He's Trump, and he might even run,


But if not—well, just vote for his hair!


Rick Horowitz is a syndicated columnist. You can write to him at rickhoro@execpc.com.

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