Archive for the ‘bad poetry’ Category
Today is Monday December 13, 2010 and the US is gripped in Winter’s grasp in many regions of our nation with 8 days to go until Winter Solstice 2010. Yes, WordPress’ snowflakes across the page look festive and perfect for the season!
Now no one knows why the muse of bad poetry tends to light rather frequently upon my shoulder. If I could explain it I could probably stop it. But not today for I’m in a holiday mood that begs for snowy expression however minor it may be:
As wintry winds begin to blow
remember Mama told you so
your scarf and mittens are a must
to counter winter’s freezing gust!
And if you have a moment, you’ll find it won’t take a sled but only a simple click to discover my latest science-y/poem-y blog Woolly Mammoth Chronicles where I express in rhyme my personal misgivings about Science’s plan to clone from fossil DNA a long-extinct relic of the Ice Age, the woolly mammoth.
My ‘Odes to a Woolly Mammoth’ are the inexplicable result, plus, Science News links and odd videos are included as well so check it out and answer the woolly mammoth poll, upper right, if you wish to weigh in on the weighty woollie’s proposed return to ‘life’ – or to some Frankensteinian version of it.
Also, your feathers may be ruffled to know that my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington was updated this morning concerning the astro-atmosphere on Capitol Hill: this week’s lame duck session is marked by Monday’s Fire-Water combination of The Seeker and The Mystic!
The Winter Solstice 2010 horoscope is there as well: see sidebar for Top Ten SO’W posts which is where you’ll find my December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse article with chart image, too.
Hope you keep your feathers dry and warm! jc
Well, the November 2008 prez election is closing in and will be here before we know it - I waited for you long as I could but apparently you hadn’t written anything of the rhymery persuasion so it had to be done such as it is:
This rhyme’s not the fault of Mr. A. Cat…all the blame’s on me this time.
Of course, you could’ve stopped it but you didn’t. And I know you’re busy. We’re all busy. I just happened to have an extra 25 minutes earlier tonight and this is one of the things that can happen when you give me a pen, paper, and some free minutes.
Okay, my peace has been said now so I’ll go watch Kiefer Sutherland on The Late Late Show with TV’s Craig Ferguson (sans moustache, thank goodness.) Reminnnnd you of anyone?
At last! Mr. A. Cat has gotten through to us at Lim’s Limericks with a freshly scratched limerick which seems to apply to Barack Obama’s recent overseas tour of presidentiness:
~~Cat photo of Princess Grace included~cred to Maya H.~~
As you know, Mr. Defiant was a no-show yesterday on Capitol Hill, so I penned a poem in honor of a man who knows all the Bush skeletons personally:
There once was a cat from Iran
who got hot and turned on a fan
it wasn’t enough
to cool off his fluff
so atoms were split in Tehran.
He worked long and hard on the splits
while George threw incompetent fits
by acting so proud
no weapons allowed
or sanctions will come in a blitz.
So who gave the arms race it’s start?
who played the gargantuan part?
could take the world out
but that wouldn’t be very smart.
Be careful or you’ll find more spycats, political limericks and rhymeries, plus a few kitty cat photos at:
Here’s The Guardian on the EU’s new banking freeze of Iran’s assets:
Sorry but it’s true: http://limslimericks.blogspot.com/2008/05/prez-campaign-rag.html
See the depths of what prez campaign fatigue can lead to? Even my cats are complaining (photo of Wiley included in above-linked post. He’s a longhaired beauty but oh so wumped out!)
Early this morning the muse of political rhymery landed rather clunkily upon my brow and I’ve published the results here:
Warning: if you wear your political indoctrinations on your sleeve–or are floating within an Obama dream–you may wish to skip this triple-versed smidge of campaign cynicism.
Warning: above warning may be Void in France–they love him over there, said http://www.npr.org this morning.
Here’s rhyme I wrote a while back and published to http://limslimericks.blogspot.com
The lowly penny’s under siege
by forces dark and deep
they care not what the people want
our penny we would keep.
They’ve stolen pensions and our jobs
our IDs and our rights
with ports and cargo up for grabs
they choose the hollow fights.
From flags unburnt to steroid use
when Congress takes the Hill
hold tight your lowly penny or
the copper merchant will.
Check those pennies before you give them up–you might have a valuable one in the jar!
Economics gotten shaky
we’re directed by Bernanke
causing all a world o’trouble
failed to prick the housing bubble
Greenspan got the scam ball rolling
subprime loans he loved extolling
in cahoots with Wall Street mavens
vultures, crows, and greedy ravens
power money money power
leave the poor to rot and sour
US taxes’ cash cow fading
socialize insider trading
Bush’s tenure worst one ever
bolshevik is at the lever
how much loss may we encumber?
get in line and take a number
enemies are undermining
New York’s Client Number Nining
golden parachutes are spreading
next Fed chairman needs close vetting
may I be a little franky?
time to jettison Bernanke.
jc 3.15.08 (too many people are hoodwinked and hurting by these “experts” who had to see the meltdown coming for me to apologize for the groaniness of this one!)
Good resource: http://www.augustreview.com (which is not associated in any way with this particular example of bad poetry.)