Satiric Verse

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toad  – Hasta La Vista, Wormtail: Satiric Verses  (posted by Brendan)

“So, fellow humans of dust: What are your satiric verses this day? Take permission to unsheathe the sharpest tongue in your mouth. Take aim at the rapscallions. Let fly your fart arrows and sputum with epigrams and follies, limericks and rhymes, bawdy and bitter and otherwise.

As this is an invitation for criminally tart invectives, I’m insulating the Garden this weekend with lead walls for the blasts and soundproofing against official ears. To flip a line from Macbeth, let satire be the whetstone of your anger!

Let’s go kill some rats!”

Your orange skin becomes you,
true, if your were orangutan.
Squinting those beady eyes
makes you look constipated, not wise.
KFC is embarrassed
to have you as a patron.
Pasty skin is a plus
if you double as Elmer’s glue.
Forward combed blonde hair–
use Nair. You don’t have much
anyway. See that lovely lady
on your arm?
She will soon be gone.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Satiric Verse

  1. Jim says:

    This is lovely, Kim. Yellow hair is worse, the color is bleeding up from up from other parts of the body. Would it smell bad? My guess is …


  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    This made me laugh – a nasty laugh, which I think is exactly what satire is supposed to provoke.


  3. Brendan says:

    This is a perfect response to the challenge — satire that characterizes by description and winds up with a curse. I will never lose that icky Elmers-sticky feeling whenever I see him gooping around on camera. Thanks for joining in!


  4. Both choices were equally as reprehensible in my opinion. It is certainly hard to listen to any political news these days – but the previous 8 years weren’t easy for me either. I’m afraid good and intelligent men and women rarely are willing to become fools to become elected – for that seems to be the name of the game…


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