Salon limerick contest

The news in nonsense verse

Published February 24, 2013 3:59PM (EST)

Salon readers explain rocks from outer space and Sen. Lindsey Graham:


There once was a Senator named Lindsey,

Whose reasoning was really quite flimsy.

Obsessed with Benghazi,

He went kamikaze,

Based only on personal whimsy.

Randy Searight


A huge rock blew up over Russia,

If it fell on your head it would crush ya.

And though you might object,

If it fell on your neck,

You can be very sure it would hush ya.

Mark Childress

Key West, Fla.

Send entries to 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!

By Alex Halperin

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

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