The results of this month’s contest are a titch late, due to the family all coming down with colds. Believe you me: nothing takes the amusement out of amusing poetry like not sleeping nor feeling well.
But, we’re here to talk about politics! Who, among the entrants, came up with the funniest campaign promises?
A Sitting Member, by Bruce Goodman
A vote for me is a vote for wit
The other candidates are a pile of nonsense.
I promise I will never quit
The other candidates are a pile of rubbish.
My policies will be a hit
The other candidates are a pile of drivel.
I will lower your taxes a bit
The other candidates are a pile of gobbledygook.
You might think I’m a git
The other candidates are a pile of malarkey.
Congratulations, Bruce! You are once again the funniest poet for the week!
Bruce won for some sort of reference to some sort of word that seems to be missing as part of this rhyme. Well done.
And, well done to the others! Read them over and decide if they’re worth the vote:
Brief Campaign Announcement, by Frank Hubeny
It doesn’t matter, blue or red.
Vote as you will, alive or dead.
We own what counts, both big and small.
We’ve voted for you after all.
Truth Over Facts, by Dumbestblogger
No one pays a dime
Peace will reign sublime
Children will be fine
We will fix the clime
And you’ll be happy
Campaign Disaster, by RuthEK
There once was a campaign disaster-
When she said “I’ve heard nasty chatter”
The politician turned red
And said with some dread
That’s chatter that just doesn’t matter
Come back tomorrow for the next month’s prompt!
Bruce, here’s that ol’, inaccurate badge for you to use on your site. Congratulations!
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