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,
Pass health reform — crown Teddy’s streak.