Posts Tagged ‘Political Satire’

Retweet Madness (Limerick)

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Headline: “The Babylon Bee Tricks Trump, But He Isn’t First Politician to Believe Satire Sites”

Thinking satire’s news, most agree,
Isn’t smart. But the Babylon Bee
Hoodwinked Trump who, defeated
By humor, retweeted
The “news.” Donald, next time tweet ME.

A Holiday Of Sorts (Limerick)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

A Holiday Of Sorts (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

How I savored my marvelous break
From political venom — each snake
Of a pol now defanged,
And no one harangued.
At the time, though, I wasn’t awake.

Note: This limerick started out as haiku, inspired by the Twitter prompt word “venom.” But just as I was about to post it, I noticed I’d placed the word “break” (which has tons of rhyme words) at the end of line one. And it occurred to me to try to turn it into a limerick. Of course, as soon as the rhyme word “awake” hit me, I had my last line. So NOT writing a limerick would have been criminal.

Here’s my original haiku:

Imagine a break
from political venom–
puffed up pols defanged.

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Here’s this year’s excellent roundup of some of the best posts from liberal blogs, chosen by the bloggers themselves.

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