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Gulf war

Be Polite—bathe please dear daughter
In brown pool's bored putrid water
Big Profits buy pain
Blown Pipe brings petrol's reign
Bad Pollution's bought poison slaughter

Author's note: Each line has two word pairs that begin with B and P.  You can reconstruct the poem in many ways by substituting the phrase "BP" for any given word pair.  However, when stating "BP", remember that these products are consumed by the broad population.

Another thing--People are now saying that this broken production company is a great investment opportunity--yuck!

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 4:11:00 AM
    Very nice, clever, intricate... Bold Poem! Terry

  1. Date: 1/8/2011 2:45:00 PM
    I see you enjoy putting politics in your limericks.This is my problem.I hate politics and don't know alot of the details about them. I think that is why I don't always get your references. HOwever, I can get your general ideas in many of your limericks. Great social commentary thru them, Duke.

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:12:00 AM
    OK Duke my friend there is a Limerick contest just posted and am notifying u today as only 30 entries allowed .. so check it out and let me know if u decide to enter.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" the way..good one here..

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 7:06:00 AM
    LIke satire this one. Interesting how you used BP for each line's beginning. that was very clever. About Dark KNight. I was only imagining to be hurt this way, but I guess, yes, it kind of happened to me once in my past! JUst not the way described! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 6:22:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Duke. Have a beautiful day. Wishing you the best in the contest should you enter it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Very creative...I really wonder what the officials at BP think...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:45:00 PM
    Very clever with BP starting each line of this biting Limerick. Well done. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 8:47:00 PM
    Nothing better than a Limerick form, Duke. To bring an important point to light. Thanks for your gracious comment today. Agape, Mose

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 7:31:00 PM
    Biting satire and quite well written with the "BP" at the beginning of each line. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:53:00 PM
    good one!!