Salon limerick contest

Readers' rhymes on the campaign


Alex Halperin
September 12, 2012 2:40AM (UTC)

This week readers sent up the generally well-reviewed Democratic convention in five line ditties. Here are some of the best submissions:

When Clinton stepped up to the podium

We knew there'd be more than a modicum

Of brilliance and schmaltz

On Republican faults —

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And the Mitt camp would need some Imodium.

Shirley Stuart

Berkeley, Calif.

 

In an effort to boost Mitt’s appeal,

Just what does he choose to reveal:

He likes muffin tops best

And he tosses the rest.

“Vote for Mitt — He wastes food.” What a spiel!

Madeleine Begun Kane

Bayside, Queens, NY

 

The wealthy gathered in droves,

While to them a hurricane hove.

The public gave not a care,

‘Til an old man and a chair,

Made them long for the days of Karl Rove.

Matt Griffin

Louisville, Ky.

 

For Obama to win in the fall,

His speechwriter can't drop the ball.

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Replace Change and Hope,

With a promise that dope,

Becomes legal and open to all.

Max Brand

Los Angeles

 

Send your entries to limericks@salon.com. The deadline for next week's contest is 5 p.m. ET Sunday. Please include you name and hometown. Good luck!


Alex Halperin

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

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