Limerick Ode To Legalized Same-Sex Marriage In New York

Congratulations to the New York State Legislature and to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo promised to legalize same-sex marriage in New York and he’s somehow managed to pull it off.

I’m extra proud to be a New Yorker today!

Limerick Ode To Legalized Same-Sex Marriage In New York
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Good news in New York for the gays:
They can join in our straight-wedding ways.
Same sex marriage has passed.
There’s some fairness at last.
Many thanks for those “yes” votes. Give praise!

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9 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Legalized Same-Sex Marriage In New York”

  1. Henry Coe says:

    Good news with what New York did
    The families no longer need hid
    What ever the flavor
    all families are favored
    Thank you, from an LGBT kid.

  2. Hansi says:

    Ah yes.. the times they are a changin’. At least in some areas of this country.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks for your comments, Henry and Hansi!

  4. Linkmeister says:

    New York says to gays “you may marry”
    So now Tom is allowed to wed Harry
    And one hears a curmudgeon
    Say (in high dudgeon):
    “I’m warning you now to be wary.”

    “There’s no accounting for taste,”
    he went on, “nor reason to marry in haste.
    While you think you’ve found your true treasure
    Repentance may come with your leisure.
    Don’t let your life go to waste.”

    But the two gents paid no mind
    They’d grown a thick rind
    to the naysayers and pols
    full of strict protocols
    Said they, “tis true love is blind!”

  5. Steve Bates says:

    I am reminded of one I wrote literally decades ago, when the city of Boston refused to issue a permit to an LGBT group to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

    A mick by the name of Fitzroy,
    Whose creed was “a boy for a boy,”
    On St. Paddy’s would walk…
    But Boston did balk
    At parading Fitzroy and his joy.

    So Fitzroy took his fellow, O’Rourke
    (Whose ****** was shaped like a fork)…
    With his multiple ****,
    And a jig and a song,
    They paraded the streets of New York!

    – SB the YDS

    Houston held its annual Pride Parade (formerly “Gay Pride Parade,” but with the increasing participation of LGBTs of all flavors, they generalized the name) yesterday. As always, it was a sight to behold… all those LGBTs and Democrats in one place!

  6. Susannah says:

    Good news and a great rhyme. :-)

    Thanks for sharing with I Saw Sunday. :-)

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks for your kind words Susannah and thanks for your fun verse Linkmeister and Steve!

    And Steve, it’s nice to see some improvement in one category of news at least, isn’t it? :)

  8. earlybird says:


    I do admire the way you can apparently turn any headline into a limerick! Do you think in limericks? ! :)

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Earlybird. Yes, I do seem to think in limericks these days. :)