National Limerick Day
A poet of little distinction
Tried to save rhyming verse from extinction.
Though Lear was his model
He wrote only twaddle
Since lacking the master’s instinction.
There once was a girl called Camilla
Who went on Blind Date with Our Cilla.
The picker refused her
(which did not amuse her.)
He’d much rather date a gorilla!
A lady we know as Estelle *
Said “I haven’t done very well,
So, rather than stay,
I’ll resign, if I may.
Say, “She wasn’t pushed-she just fell.”
No gentleman he is, Saddam,
For saying I don’t give a damn
If the US planes fly
And my citizens fry.
I’ll just carry on as I am.”
The Peace Process came to Belfast
But we all knew it couldn’t last.
A spy by appointment
The fly in the ointment
And the Peace Process fell on its ast.
*A politician whose surname I have forgotten