Today it’s back to clerihews. This might be a bit incromprehensible to non-UK readers – sorry if this is the case. I could, I suppose, write them about foreign politicians, but that seems a bit rude. It’s not my place to take the mickey out of politicians from other countries – that’s for you to do. I’ve added a few links to help out.
or she may not.
But she’s being rather shifty
on the subject of Article Fifty.
Blondie Boris Johnson
always has a response on
world politics and affairs of state
but his hair looks like he got up late.
Sir Michael Fallon
was a trifle too hands on.
He touched up a lady reporter
which he didn’t oughter.
Just a quick note – it’s OK for clerihews to be bad, that’s really part of the form. In fact I’m worried that these scan too well, which comes close to making them limericks.
I’m thinking about doing a whole series on UK Prime Ministers, because the world needs more poems about Pitt the Younger and the Earl of Bute, though at least the latter will be easy to rhyme. I’m not looking forward to Campbell-Bannerman.
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Clerihew is a new term for me, but I always learn something here! I can’t enjoy these too much as we are having way too much fun over here on our side of the Atlantic with our own leadership’s antics. Better to laugh than cry, I suppose, especially since we are now said to be within missile range of North Korea.
Yes, there’s not much room for being cheerful at the moment.
The first one in particular tickled me but they are all great fun.
Thank you. 🙂
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Oh yes! I look forward to the PM series (especially Campbell-Bannerman)!
I have an idea for rhyming that… 🙂
Dare you do one on Tony Blair which would be only fair?
🙂 Watch this space…
I will 🙂