When faced with a constipated Congress, evidence of corporate cover-ups, and the salacious spectacle that passes for news, sometimes the only choice is to laugh rather than cry, and to find meaning in art rather than commerce.
In that spirit, I offer a few modest literary observations on current events, employing two poetic forms: the elegant haiku and the sublime limerick.
A once-loved brand called Toyota
Has met its embarrassment quota
They turned their back on their base
Now their egg-covered face
Appeases loyal fans not one iota
Sarah Palin’s wrath went awry
Lashing out at the crude “Family Guy”
Appeared quite derangey
Since Fox keeps them both riding high
If pole dancing’s the next Olympic sport
The IOC faces risk of a tort
Should the dancers be girls?
Or can boys show their twirls?
Indoor rink? Or beach volleyball court?