The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Candidate Limericks

You gotta feel sorry for Mitt
Acting natural’s just not his bit
It’s a clever disguise,
Being one of the guys,
But for this skit he’s simply unfit.

Religion’s a big thing for Rick
He lays it on pretty thick.
But it really does seem
That he’s way too extreme,
He’s a Catholic maverick.

Whatever happened to Newt?
His silence is becoming acute.
He’s under some stress,
‘Cause his campaign is a mess,
But it’s not like Newt to be mute.

And then there’s good old Ron Paul
The students he holds in his thrall
He’s all for sound money
But it wouldn’t be funny -
The gold standard would impoverish us all. 

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