The Clerihew

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  1. Dong

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    The Clerihew!

    OOP north there is such dismay
    ‘At the acts of Boris J.
    He overrode the sitting Mayor
    Who thought his actions quite unfair!
     
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    ‘Corona came from China!’
    Now there’s a real one liner.
    And now they’ve come off best
    By ficking up the West.
     
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    I do not like thee, Keir Starmer. MP.
    And the reasons are quite easy to see.
    Your eyes asquint, your question's blunt,
    You really are a boring fellow.
     
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    OK! It's not a clerihew...but?

    Jo Biden was bidden
    For thirty years,
    His talent hidden
    Behind the tears;
    And now it’s come!
    His day of days:
    The house is his
    Just hear the cheers. :rolleyes:o_O:eek:
     
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    Anthony Blair
    Has such an odd stare.
    He smiles a lot too:
    At you.
     
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    I feel so sad for Boris J;
    He’s under lock and key today
    And for another fourteen days:
    He should listen to what he says.
     
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    Starmer ‘ain’t no stormer,
    Nothing like his former.
    He’s rather like a pussy cat
    With eyes that say ‘ooh! Fancy that.’
     
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    Jeremy Corbyn
    Rhymes with door-bin.
    And there ours does sit:
    It’s quite full of sh**!
     
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    DONG first sign of madness talking to yourself i keep off the pills if i was you
     
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    Off the pills? More like keep taking them, surely. :)
    While I am here, however, I must declare that I am not a fan of clerihews. They are far too short to get across any meaningful message.
    I suppose they are amusing to those who prefer to say 'something witty with a hint of rhyme and rhythm'. A bit on a par with limericks, I'd say.
     
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    'You're such a condescending twat!'
    I feel much better after that.
    It's such an easy thing; a rhyme:
    A poem though is more sublime!
     
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    ""They are far too short to get across any meaningful message."":)

    Er! Unlike your posts which are not!!!:)
     
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    In tune with the mainstream of poetry criticism
    Perdition finds clerihews lacking in witticism.
    'They're too short for meaning' Perdition declares.
    And Dong, unabashed, says 'Who cares?'
     
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    There once was a poet from Derry who
    Attempted to knock out a Clerihew
    It was all looking fine
    Til he added a line
    Which made it a really crap limerick
     
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    Clerihews are not short, they are sharp;
    And in order to comprehend
    Ones wits must be strung, like a harp,
    'Till the music doth ring. as a trend.
     
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    A post-futurist of the present
    Once said 'I really resent
    The way things are said,
    For I now live in dread
    Of what is to come, lest it's decent!'
     
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    Oh! Fishhooks and bollards the young lady said
    As she parted a mackerel from all of his head.
    Her hands were all slimy and smothered in scales
    And she thought herself lucky she wasn't on Whales.
     
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    Another non-clerihew.
    Dead Thing!


    Bereft of life it staves off death
    This virus in a tube.
    And the history, not the body
    Is giving certitude.

    Safely now may carers care
    And minders to their duty
    And they that might have died
    Will live: and that is beauty!
     
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    Waft not my way

    Waft not my way, Corona
    For I am old, and wise
    You will not creep upon me
    I’ll not be one that dies.
    The changes you may ring
    Will no advantage take
    Lay not yourself beside me
    For I have years to make.
    And at the end of time
    When all my grubbing’s done
    I will make a sign
    And then you will be gone.

    Dong
     

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