4/30/07

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.

3 comments:

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.