Massacre Message (Limerick)

I’ve been meaning to write a serious limerick about gun violence for a long time. Today’s tragic Newtown Connecticut school shooting prompted this verse:

Massacre Message (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mindless murder and mayhem in schools.
U.S. mall assaults — gun wielding ghouls.
We seek a solution,
But hear: “Constitution!”
We need leaders — not NRA tools!

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7 Responses to “Massacre Message (Limerick)”

  1. zee alexi says:

    The “Going Postal” at Ct school limerick should be sent to 535 U.S. Congressjerks/Senators. If these public servants [Who do they "serve"? NRA, banks, oil, Big Pharm...] can’t work w/o murder money, let’s vote ‘em out & term limit the rest of the revolting crew. We have supermkts~~we don’t need to shoot our food, Palin…join the 21st century.

    Also liked Medicare-woes limerick. Had 2 surgeries since Sept & must catch up on your magical topical thumps. They’re healing [guffaws served w/lobster & champagne].

  2. Chris Papa says:

    For this tragedy there is a root,
    It wasn’t some NRA fruit,
    The cause number one,
    Was there was a son,
    Whose mother taught him how to shoot.

  3. Bill Turner says:

    LORD, HOW COULD YOU let happen what happen’,
    Were you asleep or possibly nappin’
    They say “Guns don’t kill,
    It’s people who kill.”
    PEOPLE WITH GUNS KILL, most with minds snappin’.

    T’was the week before Christmas
    When the Connecticut school’s
    Peace was shattered
    By a Devil with tools,
    Two handguns and a 30-clip rifle
    Which he then used, 20 young lives to stifle.
    I know that this is far from a limerick
    Bear with me and let this be the coda:
    LORD, HOW COULD YOU?

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your verse, you thoughtful comments, and your kind words.

    And, thanks Zee. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  5. When we unilaterally disarm,
    Innocent people will come to harm.
    We need self-defense
    Like a locked schoolyard fence
    And a principal with a biometric firearm!

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks for your limerick, Frank!