Salon limerick contest

The poets are getting cranky


Alex Halperin
September 19, 2012 4:50PM (UTC)

If Salon limericists are any guide, and one struggles to imagine a better metric, the election season is taking too long. Here are some of our favorites from the last week:

Let the nitpickers fume and get furious.

Let them search for the truth if they’re curious.

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But there is no way,

They’ll dictate what we say.

We won’t let the fact-checkers worry us!

Douglas McMillan, Sedgwick, Maine

 

Obama, says Mitt, hates success.

And it's clear that he's right, since unless,

You count being resident,

In the White House as president,

Obama's career's been a mess.

Robert Schechter, Dix Hills, N.Y.

 

This year is becoming a joke.

Rolled my eyes when both candidates spoke.

By all means cast your ballot,

For the guy you can palate,

I'm not electing Soros or Koch.

Kenny Roy, Los Angeles

 

Suffering a four-hour erection,

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One submits to a doctor's inspection.

But this much is sure,

There is no such cure,

Can truncate a prolonged election.

Ted Kane, Long Beach, Calif.

Send your entries to limericks@salon.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. Please include your name and hometown. Good luck!

 

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