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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Cut It Out!

GOP State Representative Lynne Blakenbeker of New Hampshire suggested that married couples could be abstinent (or use condoms) if they couldn’t afford other methods of birth control.  Responding to a comment about the effectiveness of these methods, she stated that “Abstinence works 100% of the time.”

Let them be abstinent!
I’m really confident
This method works,
And one of its perks,
If babies are your intent,
You can stop being abstinent.

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