Daily Archives: 26 May 2022

Clerihews, limerick, double dactyl

It’s a long time since I’ve been inspired to write silly verse about party politics. I’m still quite proud of this clerihew, from election night November 2007:

Kevin Michael Rudd
may turn out to be a dud
but at least we’ll no longer be showered
with the duplicitous spittle of Howard.

Here are a few attempts inspired by recent events.

Clerihew:

Scott John Morrison's
orisons
must have fallen on deaf ears. He
lost to Albanese.

And another clerihew:

Anthony Norman Albanese
won’t make everything magically easy
but now we will not
hear too much more from Scott.

Double dactyl:

Hokumen pokumen
PM Scott Morrison
counted on miracles,
came up with zip.

No longer licensed for
bloviatorial
chats to the press he must
button his lip.

Limerick:

There is a Gen X-er called Scott
Who boasted he stopped boats a lot.
He bulls and he dozes
And doesn't hold hoses
And very soon will be forgot.

Feel free to add yours in the comments.