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on the origins of the species politica nonsensica

One day the son said to God,
“Humans need a laugh squad.”
“Say what son?”
“You mean fun?”
“Wouldn’t that seem a bit odd?”

“No Dad, I think it’d be cool,”
“Maybe even laughter in school!”
He’s sounding coy,
the silly boy,
thought God, Am I a sour old fool?

Then he remembered the rip
in poor Job’s small ill-fated ship
The sound, like split britches
had them laughing in stitches.
Thought God, “When did my humor get stripped?

God pondered and stroked his long beard.
Cherubs and seraphims peered,
though mystified,
they deified.
Downstairs, the outcast one sneered.

“Tell you what son, let’s give ‘em politics.”
“It’s way more fun than sinking small ships.”
So the laughing squads 
(two teams at odds),
were loosed on the masses with tricks.

Which, coincidently, was fine
with the one who’d crossed the line,
Beelzebub,
became the hub
for political slime in prime time.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/22/2016 8:07:00 PM
Lol! Good one!
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Date: 12/23/2016 8:55:00 AM
Thanks for visitin' Mike!
Date: 12/21/2016 6:12:00 PM
i love your poem, john, but this year the political scene didn't quite make me laugh. still, your poem is a lot of fun and as clever as always...
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Date: 12/22/2016 8:26:00 AM
I agree, the election and its aftermath are no laughing matter. Thanks for visiting. Let's keep smiling anyway, OK?
Date: 12/21/2016 2:55:00 PM
Ha ha what a fabulous string of limericks. I award this GOTD lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/22/2016 8:26:00 AM
Thnx Jan!
Date: 12/21/2016 12:04:00 PM
lol...a deal with the devil...the playing field is unlevel
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Date: 12/22/2016 8:28:00 AM
;-) Cheers amigo!