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CLERIHEWS fini

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CLERIHEWS fini

PEE WEE HERMAN
Thought cops wouldn’t determine,
he put himself in that popcorn box.
Maybe he should have used his socks.

HOWARD HUGHES
A world famous recluse.
Millions for planes, women and cars,
treasured most his urine in jars.

CATHERINE THE GREAT
A czarina whose needs couldn’t wait.
Rumored to have a private stable,
with horses…. if her Cossacks weren’t able.

AESOP
May his fables never stop,
true treasures among many Greek joys.
Whereas Socrates, Plato, chose educating boys.

GEORGE WASHINGTON
Add to the amazing things he’s done,
was never caught chewing a mint wreath,
while mixing politics and funky breath from wood teeth.

PONCE de LEON
I hate to tell you son,
you searched Florida for the fountain of youth.
AARP there first, how’d you miss the booth.

MARILYN MONROE
There’s a girl I wanted to know.
It could’ve worked out fine,
if Bobby and Jack didn’t head the line


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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 4:03:00 PM

    Incredibly humorous, John! That Ponce de Leon one is super clever and pertinent! U must love politics too!!! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 3:10:00 PM

    How nice to see 'em all lined up here in a row. Some good naughty ones in here!!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 7:36:00 AM

    I wish I had a better understanding on the forms of poetry so I could give you a clear confident comment on your writing. I will tell you I do love reading poetry. I thank you for sharing yours today I enjoyed reading it John T. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Ha! John, these clerihew are fantastic! I hope you enter these in P.D.'s contest. They are all so good and witty. Boy, the George Washington and Catherine The Great clerihew are outstandingly hilarious.