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What's the Buzz

If I were a fly, I would take my place
In the halls of Congress where haste makes waste
     I’d buzz the House Speaker’s ear
     Because it has become clear
The voice of the public has been misplaced

Perhaps a good buzz would open their ears
Before they explore new spending frontiers
     Pork barrel projects still grow
     Let’s Make a Deal’s a game show
This game must end now as we’re in arrears

I’d surely make a nuisance of myself
I make a heck of a pesky black elf
     Sit on cups before they drink
     Lay eggs on collars of mink
Then wreak havoc with Obama himself

*Entry for Michael Falotico’s “Fly on the Wall” contest

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 10:33:00 AM
    Congratulations dear Carolyn on your win in Michael J. Falotico's contest "A Fly On The Wall". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 4:47:00 PM
    Hey Carolyn, I love limericks and you did so well here. I keep trying to write them, but without much success. I should stick to other types of poetry and usually do. Elton

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 8:27:00 AM
    LOL! Great limericks, Carolyn. Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Michael's contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 1:51:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this very witty limerick, Carolyn :) - hugs

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 4:02:00 PM
    Congratulations onn the well deserved win in the contest, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 7:56:00 AM
    naughty fly!!! Congrad's on your fine political humor! Light & love

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 5:28:00 PM
    yes Carolyn, I'd be buzzin' right along with you....great win ..congrats to you !

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 3:28:00 PM
    Congrats, Carolyn. Well deserved win. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 3:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your funny limerick and your great win Carolyn. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 2:49:00 PM
    Congrats my dear Carolyn on your well deserved win and thank you for suporting my first solo Michael

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 5:24:00 PM
    So true, if we don't make a nuisance of ourselves they will never listen. A neat idea for the contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 7:28:00 AM
    Hi Caroly, enjoyed the read of your Limericks this sunny but cold Sunday afternoon! Haven't been much on Soup lately but posted some more poems though. Here in Germany we would need many flies to do that job, hahaha!!! Wish you best of luck in Michael's contest and thank you for all your kind comments!...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Good one Carolyn, I would love to see the faces on these alleged Politician's if they read all these clever Political Limericks. Good luck in Michael's contest....:)

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 6:15:00 PM
    ok, CArolyn, Joe M. really was interested to know so I will just relay what you said if he asks me again. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 3:47:00 PM
    The title of this entry reminded me of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". This is a nice trio of limericks that convey a very humorous story.

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Brilliant write Carolyn!Goodluck in the contest---kashinath

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 7:49:00 AM
    Outstandingly beautiful and amazingly bold. You have created a dent on the minds of every reader. I wish such a lovely piece of writing might reach in the hands of common public. It is a gem of a creative writes my friend. My best wishes for your entry. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra... Carolyn Devonshire.

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 6:13:00 AM's the 26 th.....I hope everything is well with you today........

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 12:36:00 AM
    As a fly you can do a lot indeed,Carolyn.Very poignant write.Thank you for encouraging a young writer like me,

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 12:55:00 PM
    Ooo I want to a fly also. We could organise a squadron of flies. We would make a bigger Buzz. Good luck in Michael's contest Carolyn....:)