Mothers Day Limerick Contest

skippy the bush kangaroo points to a limerick contest at Mad Kane:

and she's running another limerick contest, this time for mother's day!

so here’s my challenge: write a limerick related to the subject of mothers and post it here in a comment to this post no later than saturday, may 12, 2007. i’ll announce the winners on mother’s day, may 13, 2007.

the first prize will be $25. the second prize will be $10. both prizes will be paid via paypal.

so, what exactly is a limerick? it’s a five line poem with an aabba rhyme scheme and a very specific meter exemplified by these winning entries. (for more information about limericks check out these fine sites: encyclospeedia oedilfica and oedilf.)

HMMM? My entry:

Ode to Martha

There was a blue Mom in Connecticut
Who preached about homemaking etiquette
She spent time in jail
For a fraudulent sale
Or was it her “liberal” epithet?

I think that what Martha Stewart did was wrong BUT, given the fact that many Republic party scoundrels have received a much different treatment by the Republic controlled DoJ, this may have been as much a political witch hunt as it was justice served.

The message was touted as "Don't do insider trading"... But there was a secondary message of "ESPECIALLY if you are a liberal!"

Given what we know about the politicization of the DoJ under Alberto "GONEzo" Gozales, and previously under Ashcroft as well, this may be more apparent now.


Mad Kane said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my limerick writing contest and for your entry!

Mad Kane

Connecticut Man 1 said...

No sweat... I just figure even Bloggers need to have fun once in awhile. :)

Tiffany Rae said...

my mom is a little bit tipsy
she drank an elixer from a gipsy
it said 'drink if you care'
but i wasn't there
to stop it from touching her lips, see.