In DC, Not Even The Clocks Run Like Clockwork (Limerick)

How sadly symbolic that the historic Senate clock’s no longer ticking, thanks to the government shutdown:

The team of curators that wind the 11-foot tall, nearly 200-year-old clock every week have been furloughed, the Secretary of the Senate confirms to NBC News. It was last wound on Monday, Sept. 30 — and more than a week into the shutdown, its hands are now frozen at 12:14.

The antique clock, known as the “Ohio Clock,” serves as a landmark for both reporters and senators, who regularly gather in the “Ohio Clock corridor.”

In DC, Not Even The Clocks Run Like Clockwork (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m alarmed by the old Senate clock,
Cuz they’ve furloughed its horary doc.
Near two centuries old–
The clock’s out in the cold
With no winders — no tick and no tock.

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3 Responses to “In DC, Not Even The Clocks Run Like Clockwork (Limerick)”

  1. z. alexi says:

    You wound up my Big Ben w/this one. You dispatched me to dictionary to locate “horary.” Hickory, dickory, dock.

  2. ZenDog says:

    I thought you might enjoy this, and perhaps condensation of the argument into five simple lines that conjure the events in clear and simple terms will somehow add weight to the argument.

    People are claiming a conspiracy of Sedition has been committed against these United States. I am not the only one. Nor am I alone in insisting that this LONG TERM CONSPIRACY OF SEDITION has and does rise to the level of TREASON.

    And so, to the Limerick:


    The Repelican party misprision
    Rises far above simple sedition:
    When the acts of a whore
    Out weigh the salvos of War
    Then this becomes action of Treason!

  3. ZenDog says:

    umm, I hope you don’t hate me too much – I edited the last line. I’m sure you will agree it does tend to need it just a little.

    — Then this becomes the High Crime of Treason!

    That’s much better, isn’t it?