Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Workaholic-In-Chief? (Limerick)

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Headline: “White House officials say Trump works so hard, he often misses lunch”

Poor Donald has no time to munch!
It’s crunch time. He’s busy! No brunch!
He’s not watching TV.
No, not Trump — Busy Bee!
You believe this? Then YOU’RE OUT TO LUNCH!

Dr. Trump Strikes Again (Limerick)

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

To those who still back Dr. Trump,
He apparently thinks you’re a chump,
Who will gladly imbibe
Any crap he’ll “prescribe,”
Be it poison or waste from his rump.

Enough With Trump’s “New Somber Tone!” (Limerick)

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Headline: “The Media Once Again Heralds Trump’s New Somber ‘Tone'”

Donald’s “somber?” Oh give me a break!
He’s just sad for himself and can’t fake
Any hint of compassion.
(Preferring to cash in?)
The man is a dangerous snake!

“Trump to New York: ‘Stop complaining'” (Limerick)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Headline: “Trump to New York: ‘Stop complaining'”

Donald Trump to New York: “Stop complaining,
And act grateful, or I’ll be refraining
From sending more aid.
You have thrown too much shade.
My fake sympathy’s rapidly waning.”

Irrational Polls (Limerick)

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Headline: “Trump’s Approval Jumps Five Points”

A rise in the Donald’s approval
Transcends logic; he merits removal!
Such a gain in our national
Polls is irrational…
As peculiar as numbers from Liouville.*

*If you don’t understand my reference to mathematician Joseph Liouville, here’s a helpful link. And no, I’d never heard of him before, either. But when you’re desperate for a rhyme word, sometimes you have to research math.

Health-Menace-In-Chief

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Headline: “CNN and MSNBC Staff Push Back on Airing Trump’s Coronavirus ‘Lies’”

From the Donald the truth’s rather rare.
Crisis briefings? There’s lying to spare.
Trump is flooding our nation
With false information.
Knock his dangerous rants off the air!

Trump Prioritizes Economy Over Lives (Limerick)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Headline: “Trump says he wants the country ‘opened up and just raring to go by Easter,’ despite health experts’ warnings”

The Donald’s inclined to retreat
From the fight for our lives, in defeat:
Forget germs! Fill each church!
Watch his policy lurch,
As he spouts off in presser and tweet.

Put A Sock In It, Donald! (Limerick)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Donald’s briefings for COVID-19
Should be banished from speaker and screen.
They’re a rally replacement
And lie-packed debasement.
Let the experts (sans Donald!!!) convene.

Essentially New York (Limerick)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Headline: “Cheers! New York liquor stores deemed ‘essential’ and can stay open amid coronavirus crisis”

What’s “essential” right here in New York?
Nearly anything needing a fork.
Drugs and paper goods too,
And to this I say, WHEW:
Refreshments that come with a cork.

Under-Deliverer-In-Chief (Limerick)

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Headline: “Over-promising and under-delivering during a crisis is a toxic combination”

Over-promising, under-delivering;
The Donald has citizens quivering
With anger and fear.
His failures are sheer:
Lead to death and more feverish shivering.

Open Limerick To Donald Trump

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Dear Donald stop being a sleaze;
Cease calling the virus “Chinese.”
Do not spread racist blame!
COVID-19’s its name,
Coined by pros; folks with real expertise.

Is Golf A Path To Fitness? (Limerick)

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

You’ve decided it’s time to commit
To golfing. Your goal? Getting fit.
But is golf the right fix?
Take a look at Trump pics.
I suspect playing golf isn’t it.

Mitch’s Secret Health Bill (Limerick)

Friday, June 16th, 2017

A health care vote’s scheduled for June,
But the bill’s in an air-tight cocoon;
It’s been hidden by Mitch
Cuz its terms are a bitch
Which, if known, we’d impugn and lampoon.

Ode To Ted Kennedy (Tribute Limerick)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Most limericks are humorous … or at least meant to be funny. But today I’ve written a serious double limerick to commemorate the life and death of the great Senator Ted Kennedy:

Ode To Ted Kennedy (Tribute Poem)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A Kennedy fondly called Ted
Has, alas, been declared to be dead.
He was loved cross the aisle
And did so much worthwhile
Which is why floods of tears shall be shed.

Teddy worked for the poor and the weak,
The oppressed and the wronged and the meek.
He was proudly progressive,
A lib’ral-obsessive.
Pass health reform — crown Teddy’s streak.

Ode To Tropical Breeze Colonoscopies (Updated)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

It wasn’t bad enough that Sen. Jeff Sessions cited “tropical breezes” in extolling the glories of Gitmo. Now we have Sen. Jim Inhofe bragging about Gitmo’s health care — colonoscopies for inmates over fifty-five. Whoopee!

If I were British, I’d probably write this song parody:

Gitmo Prison, here I come.
Need a doc to check my bum.

But instead, I’ll have to settle for a limerick:

Ode To Tropical Breeze Colonoscopies
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m moving to Gitmo real soon
Cuz I’m told inmate health care’s a boon.
Colonoscopies free
After fifty-five. Whee!
So please lock me up, Sen. Buffoon!

Secession? Did I Say Secession?

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

For such a fan of secession, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sure is quick to ask for federal bucks. Hurricane disaster assistance? Check. Antiviral medications to combat swine flu? Check.

Now I live just two miles from the Fresh Meadows, Queens, New York swine flu outbreak at St. Francis Prep School. And I’m all for sending swine flu meds to needy areas like Texas. I just wish Texas didn’t have such a hypocrite for a governor.

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Secession? Did I Say Secession?
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My Texas is quite independent,
Said Rick Perry — secession-defendant.
Then he called for the feds
To send anti-flu meds.
With hypocrisy Perry’s resplendent.