Salon Limerick contest

Parsing the news in five line doggerel

Topics: salon limerick contest, Poetry, Writers and Writing, pope, Seth MacFarlane, Oscars,

Salon Limerick contest

Salon readers rhyme the Pope’s resignation and Seth Macfarlane:

Amidst litigation galore,
Pope Benedict has said “No more!”
He says he’ll pursue prayer,
But I’m scratching my hair,
Asking, “What the hell’s changed from before?”

Chad Parenteau

http://www.chadparenteaupoetforhire.com/index.html

 

I admit I don’t care who they pick
For best actor, director or flick.
But here’s news: When rude rubes,
Reduce women to boobs,
They’ll now earn “a MacFarlane” (Best Prick).

Johanna Richmond

Red Hook, N.Y.

 

Send entries to limericks@salon.com along with your name and hometown. The deadline is Friday at noon eastern and we’ll publish our favorites on Sunday. Poems may be edited for clarity or scansion. Good luck!

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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