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The results are in – your haikus and limericks and,… enjoy

September 25, 2008 at 5:31 am


For the next two days, I’m posting what I think are the best Haikus and Limericks submitted. Remember the only perimeter was: they had to be about the upcoming election. Enjoy! (and send your own.)

HAIKU #1: 

Rhetoric and hype

Partisanship empowered

My vote really counts?

submitted by Tim Blair



bearing his vision

barak brings change to alter

political norms

submitted by Phyllis Beckman



It’s hard not to hate

The candidates’ debate

When it’s based on recrimination and rumor

We ask that you all, before starting to brawl

Just relax – and have a Good Humor!

submitted by Mary Huff, Huff Communications



There’s a veteran vestige McCain

Whose platform is perfectly plain

We’ll stay on the course

By flexing our force

While the country goes right down the drain

submitted by Jeffrey Hornaday, San Luis Obispo, CA


Comments (2)


    … and while I’m being a pain in the butt:

    A parameter’s usually found
    In equations – by limits your bound.
    It’s a constant, a factor.
    Where’s Kim? Ah, we’ve sacked her!
    ‘Coz ‘perimeter’ means ‘right around’.

    Comment by Doug HarrisSeptember 26, 2008 @ 3:07 am

    Helo from the UK, the birthplace of limerick verse. The term ‘limerick’ does not apply to any general short rhyme but strictly to 5-liners with an AABBA rhyming scheme and with the meter that grips you in ‘There once was a man from Nantucket’ etc. Hence only Jeffrey Hornaday’s fine example is a true limerick. Sorry if I appear pedantic!

    Meanwhile … from a British point of view:

    There’s a smell in the States – why’s it so?
    Maybe in a few weeks it will go …
    Is it Democrat sweat?
    No-one’s really sure yet
    But it might be a case of BO.

    Best regards,


    Comment by Doug HarrisSeptember 26, 2008 @ 3:01 am

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