Political Un-Friendship (Limerick)

My Facebook friend, comedy writer/director/producer Chris Bearde, recently said:

Satire, taken broadly as a form of comedy protest, will bring you FB friends and lose you some too… so the playing field is always level.

Chris’s comments inspired me to write this limerick:

Political Un-Friendship (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Facebook friends can at times take offense
At jokes at their party’s expense.
If they click on “unfriend”
In order to end
Such humor exposure, they’re dense.

UPDATE: I’ve just found out that November 17th is National Unfriend Day. Apparently, the holiday was invented three years ago by Jimmy Kimmel. So, who should be “unfriended?” According to Kimmel, the “proud parent,” “the Instagrammer,” and the “overly-political poster” should all be history. Methinks I fall afoul of the third category.

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9 Responses to “Political Un-Friendship (Limerick)”

  1. brian says:

    yes they are…some people take politics way too seriously…as if we really matter to the men up front…come on now…smiles.

  2. Martin says:

    It’s surprising how many people still just don’t get satire. Their loss.

  3. Ah, the human condition! Great angle. Happy TT. -J

  4. Mrsupole says:

    If you lose a friend over politics then they are probably not a true friend in the first place. But it is probably best to not bring up politics with friends anyway, at least that is what I have heard.

    This limerick does give one a different view about FB. Thanks for sharing this with us for this week’s View Theme Thursday.

    God bless.

  5. Madeleine says:

    LOL! They also say don’t go on holiday with your friends because you come home not being friends anymore…

  6. Hansi says:

    I gotta try that Facebook thing. Any new way to offend more people more often sounds good to me :)

  7. madkane says:

    Hansi, you should definitely try Facebook, if only to interact with my Limerick-Off participant community there. :)

    Madeleine re holidays with friends, I wrote a humor piece on that very topic way back when. Here it is: Revel With A Clause.

    Thanks everyone for your kind words and comments!

  8. Veralynne says:

    VERY good one! Love it!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks, Veralynne!