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.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Iowa Caucus Sonnet

I’ll be taking a break for a couple of weeks, but while I’m gone, here are some of Doggerelo’s greatest hits, in case you missed them first time around. 


Michelle’s been having trouble lately
Her campaign chairman’s jumped the ship.
Rick Perry’s polls have fallen greatly -
His chances have begun to slip.
Now Romney’s in the lead position,
Although he looks like a mortician.
Ron Paul is closing, closing fast - 
He’s gaining now, but can it last?
And Rick Santorum’s also surging,
To faith and family he’s been wed.
Newt Gingrich fills them all with dread,
“Don’t vote for Newt!” the party’s urging.
It's been a most amusing fight,
We’ll all be watching Tuesday night.

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