Here's a link to all of the Salon Limerick contests in 2012. Here's good example, thanks to Wikipedia:
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical
The great limerick expert, Gershon Lgman, might not approve, but what the hey?! If this is (fair & balanced) humorous verse, so be it.
Salon Limerick Contest: Poets Take On The 47 Percent
By Alex Halperin
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Five rhyming lines might be the ideal way to describe Mitt Romney’s ill-starred campaign fundraiser in Florida:
At a meeting in Boca Raton,
Mitt Romney was filmed by a phone
as he quipped to his host,
“Through this race I would coast,
If I just had a darker skin tone.”
This man of the uppermost class,
Who hopes to gain critical mass,
Leaves nothing to chance, sir,
But pulls every answer
Reliably out of his ass.
The ultimate truth that explains
The smouldering mess that remains
Of the Romney campaign
Is not taxes or Bain…
But the fact that they’ve got Mitt-for-brains.
This is the political season.
So let us all strive for cohesion,
By forsaking our manners,
And hoisting up banners,
That proclaim the demise of our reason!
For a mere 50K, legal tender,
Eat with the plutos defender.
For that sum of cash
Enjoy a sumptuous bash
And a very attentive bartender.
While speaking at Boca Raton,
I ad-libbed some words of my own,
Not elegantly stated,
Yet all were elated….
God damn that video phone!.
Laguna Woods, CA
Romney’s father was once “on relief.”
47 percenter — good grief!
Does that mean that Mitt’s dad
Would not vote for his lad?
Was he Michigan’s Victim in Chief?
Madeleine Begun Kane
Bayside, Queens, NY Ω
[Alex Halperin is the New Editor at Salon. He has worked as a reporter, writer and researcher for a wide variety of media including The American Prospect, The Washington Post Magazine, Fortune, Conde Nast Traveler, Slate, The Atlantic.com, GlobalPost, and The Christian Science Monitor . Halperin received a BA in English from McGill University and an MS in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.]
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