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Old 12-17-2017, 03:06 PM
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Default Clerihews anyone

Talking of Trump today,
And there's much for us to go on,
We sincerely hope and pray
He will not be the last one.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:15 PM
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This may get moved to D&A, but I'll post one:

Donald Trump
Once called the White House "a dump."
He seemed fond of Vladimir Putin;
One had to wonder for whom he was rooting.

John

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:46 PM
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Toby Young
Has been trying to delete his accumulated dung:
His Twitter account was a virtual Augean stable
And strong
ly offensive. I very much doubt he is able.

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Old 01-18-2018, 11:41 AM
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I've worked on a variant using animal names: critterhews.

Here's one:

The armadillo
Makes a terrible pillow.
Cold, hard and gray,
It keeps walking away.
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:30 PM
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The lion
has a mouth big enough to put a guy in
and hence I think it would be sage
not to join it in its cage.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:10 PM
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The zebra or zebra
is not lacking a single vertebra.
It is a backboned creature:
not Congress's defining feature.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:26 PM
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An Elegant Pig
if given a sprig
of parsley with his slop
will eat it non-stop.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:26 PM
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The owl
wears a scowl
without reason or basis.
It's just the way his face is.
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Basking sharks
are drawn to sunny parks.
Why, you ask?
They love to bask.

A duck-billed platypus
once spat a "fuck"-filled splatter cuss
at God
for making him look so odd.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:07 PM
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The three-toed sloth
doth
move with some deliberation.
This is also true of people in high station.


PS These things feel like a cross between Edmund Clerihew Bentley and Edward Lear.

The elephant or pachyderm
will never trouble to confirm
if he remembers all they claim
or else forgets things just the same.

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