Boris Has Cake and Eats it

A mop-headed minister who/

Campaigned for a pro-Brexit view/

Had days before written/

A piece saying Britain/

Was better off in the EU.///


About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click.!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).
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2 Responses to Boris Has Cake and Eats it

  1. Alan Oliver says:

    Hello Mick – It was very good to meet you in Archway Library this afternoon. Thank you for a very enjoyable hour.

    I want to tell you a story that ends up with a limerick.

    I mentioned that one of my games on holiday is to make up a limerick for each town we visit, and the strict rule is that the town’s name has to appear at the end of line 1 (and not all are as easy or enticing as Birmingham!). As you can imagine, some of the results stretch the concept of ‘rhyming’ beyond reasonable limits… Last month I was at a Prom concert (another of my obsessions) and during the interval we got chatting to a couple who had come all the way from the US to celebrate their wedding anniversary by going to the Last Night of the Proms. The friend I was with asked where they were from and challenged me to compose a limerick. They were from Wisconsin (ouch!) – and they told me that Wisconsinites are known as ‘cheeseheads’, and fans of their football team wear hats that look like a piece of cheese. Here’s the limerick I came up with, inspired by the music of Elgar and Parry… It helps if you adopt an American accent…

    They’re peculiar people in Wisconsin.
    Between them they share just the one sin:
    They wear cheese on their head.
    All day long. And in bed.
    And two slices when they go dancin’…

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