Posted for a variety of prompts:
Catchwords (Baldwin quote – below)
Easy Street Prompts (“flush” and “living the postcard”)
Heads or Tails ("watch")
Meme Express (“fruitcake”)
Simply Snickers (“wave,” “wild” and “wing”)
Sunday Scribblings (“I believe”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“pinstripes”)
This limerick series is particularly suited for our friends and loved ones in Illinois, where Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on charges of attempting to market President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. Blagojevich faces multiple bribery charges as well. Obama denies any link to the scandal. We are certainly watching.
(On the Rod Blagojevich Scramble to Sell Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate Seat)
“The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling
is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.”
Dear Guv-nor, a cruel twist of fate,
Does place you on justice’s slate.
By dipping the till,
Your coffers to fill,
You’ll learn to make new license plates.
Your pinstripes, you’ll trade for new stripes
For mingling with wilder types.
You’ll wave through the door
In wing forty-four
While banging your speeches on pipes.
By selling Obama’s old seat,
You now brand-new contacts will meet.
They’ll shout, “I believe
You tried to deceive,”
As crow and stale fruitcake you’ll eat.
You’re living the postcard and more,
Sad chapter in Illinois lore –
The piper you’ll pay,
As you’ll go away
For hosting a Senate price war.
And yet, voters might offer grace,
If you would your guilt not erase.
Come clean in a flush,
And put down your brush.
Perhaps you’ll outlive your disgrace.
Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.