This Might Be My Magnum Opus

Welcome back to the Sunday Morning Poetry Throwdown. FYI –  there were no reader submission for last week’s throwdown. I am only mildly disappointed but I thought it worth mentioning because I am confident that I will wear you down sooner or later. This isn’t going to stop.

Today’s throwdown category is Current Events. Please show your work in the comments. Here’s my submission. I call it Election Strategy“.

I.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat stood by the sea
Near a beautiful drab gray boat.
They looked like honey, and talked about money,
And wrapped up the country’s vote.
The Owl spoke much like a nerd/rock star
And said what lifted our hearts:

‘O lovely Country! O Country we love,
What a beautiful Country you are,
Hey girl!
Hey girl!
What a beautiful Country you are!’

II.
Cow said to the Hog, ‘Better order the dog
While we still have Sam Kass.
O let us vacation on the tab of the nation
Before they throw you out on your ass!’
They’ll jabber away, for three months and a day,
But he already knew he was done.

         Lo! There with fresh wood David Axelrod stood
And asked “Got an ailing loved one?
Like Ann?
Or Gran?
We can plant them before morning sun.”

………………………….

Reader submissions:

Greenlantern2011:

There is a rare blog: Cripes Suzette
It’s the finest on all of the internet
Once Suzette decreed a throw-down
Like a poetry “ho down”
“Ho” down? Can’t Moochelle get up yet?

Nightfly:

You’re just a tough act to follow.
Slow Joe Biden, bangers and mash
Gave a speech and made us laugh
When Paul Ryan came to play
Slow Joe kept talking anyway

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10 thoughts on “This Might Be My Magnum Opus

  1. I thought about writing a poem for quite a few minutes, then I fell asleep. You win. You would have anyway, I was toying with Humpty Dumpty and Row Row Row your Boat. I had Obama Dumpty had a great fall, and something something eating goat.

  2. You’re just a tough act to follow.

    Slow Joe Biden, bangers and mash
    Gave a speech and made us laugh
    When Paul Ryan came to play
    Slow Joe kept talking anyway

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