Mick Twister

Mick Twister is an anagram of Twitmericks.

Mick writes limericks about the news on Twitter, pretty much daily, as @twitmericks. These are also reproduced below, with links to the relevant news stories.

He is the author of There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks (Anova, 2013) and There Once Was a Man with Six Wives: Kings and Queens in Limericks (Pavilion, 2017)

He writes limericks with a biblical theme for the quarterly 197 Piccadilly magazine. http://www.sjp.org.uk/uploads/1/6/5/7/16572376/____pp197_autumn_2013smaller.pdf

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On the March

A multitude gathers as one/

Refusing to bow to the gun/

The movement that drives/

The #March For Our Lives/

Sees clearly what has to be done.///


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Tough-talking Hawk

There is an old man with a tache/

Whose words are exceedingly rash;/

As Trump’s new adviser,/

But not any wiser,/

He’ll start a new war like a flash.///


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Taking Back Passport Control?

Brit passports of burgundy hue,/

Post-Brexit, will turn a dark blue,/

A major advance/

For workers in France,/

Who’ll make them (inside the EU).///


Note: for a month or two now, Twitter user Guillaume Cingal has been translating many of my limericks into French – but this is the first one that has been translated into Portuguese as well, courtesy of Anna Fagundes Martino*! Here they are:

And now in Italian too, thanks to Esa Aldegheri:

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Zuck Off

A Facebook supremo named Zuck/

Whose privacy policies suck/

Was publicly roasted/

Then finally posted/

To make out like he gives a fuck.///



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Vladi Well Done!

There is an old fellow named Putin/

With whom the UK is disputin’/

But whose reelection,/

With some genuflection,/

Old Juncker and Trump are salutin’.///


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Nix in a Twist

A dubious fellow named Nix/
Made money from harvesting clicks/
And boasted his firm/
Secured Trump his term/
By various underhand tricks.///

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Transition Condition

Theresa May drew a red line,/

Declaring no leader could sign/

The backstop position/

On border transition -/

But now it’s apparently fine.///


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If the Cap Fits…

There was an old fellow whose hat/

Was used as a backdrop to chat/

In Newsnight’s discussion/

And looked a bit Russian,/

Which caused a political spat.///


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Hushin’ the Russians?

A minister chosen by May,/
Who now represents the UK/
In global discussions,/
Instructed the Russians/
To shut up and just go away.///


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Korea Break

The reason why Donald sacked Rex/

Is probably not that complex/

He had an idea/

About North Korea/

Which none of his staffers respex.///

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