13.9.17

Here's The Big Un

Kim Jong Un
Is no Kim Rong Un.
What else is a lowly poet to scribble?
A mad man with boosted fission bombs brooks no quibble.



7.9.17

Doppelgooner

Grant Shapps
Is one of those unsavory Tory chaps,
But Michael Green
Has no better reason to preen.

Shapps                    Green


21.8.17

Total Eclipse of the Dumb

President Donald J. Trump
Will look a science-denying chump,
If Fox News prompts him to tweet
"Sad. The Sun's been eaten by a giant parakeet."



15.8.17

Royalty Loyalty

Salmon Rushdie
Found it decidedly fishy
That they'd not accept, his pals,
He'd made nowt from Midnight's Children residuals.



© Jonathan Cape

7.8.17

Born To Pun

Clarence Clemons
Avoided sucking lemons.
They caused the Big Man's lips to bloat,
Imparting a bitter citrus note.

28.7.17

Alternative Fads

Follow the Yellow Brick Road,
Exhorts the Myriad Media Toad,
As if thought of the Red Brick Road's a sin.
Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!


credit: Independent



24.7.17

For Every Well-Off Household

Etiquette demands
Special fish forks and fish knives.
And for bean-burgers?

Or does this work better?

Etiquette requires
Special fish knives and fish forks.
But veggie sausages?

22.7.17

The Puck Stops Here

Dame Margot Fonteyn,
For only one sport felt no disdain.
She admired the charm, grace and poise
Of those professional ice hockey boys.

or do you prefer

Dame Margot Fonteyn
Was a great fan of the quatrain,
Which makes it deuced hard to
Compose for her a Clerihew.




19.7.17

Twinkle Toes

Rudolf Nureyev
Knew better than Our Kev.
A Russian High Lift does not deploy
Ballet lovers to the gods at the Bolshoi.


or do you like


Rudolf Nureyev
Made a mean Chicken Kiev.
Slow-baked, we heard;
It wasn't the Firebird.


credit: BBC



15.7.17