Salon Limerick contest

Parsing the news in five line doggerel

Published March 3, 2013 3:59PM (EST)

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


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 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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