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Group Poem XII

Postby Audiendus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:18 pm

It is presidential election year in the US, and here in the UK we will shortly be having an election for Mayor of London. So this poem will be about the absurdities of politics and politicians.

The poem will be of 20 lines, in 5 four-line stanzas, rhyming AABB. Each line will be of 14 syllables, and will contain a word that is the name of an animal (of any kind – mammal, bird, insect etc, but not human), used in a different sense, e.g. "cow" in the sense of "intimidate", or "ram" in the sense of "thrust". Plurals/verb forms with "s" are acceptable.

Please bold the "animal" word in each line, and copy the earlier lines as usual. Here are the title and first line:


The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear

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Postby saparris » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:36 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:37 am

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail

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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they've learned at Kent or Yale
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:16 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they've learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose

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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:51 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale
They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:03 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale
They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes.
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay

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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:31 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:52 am

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs Thatcher said)

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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:28 am

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:48 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
They gull minorities with the pretence of shared ideals

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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:00 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
They gull minorities with the pretence of shared ideals
While fawning over wealthy folk when making cash appeals
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:27 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
They gull minorities with the pretence of shared ideals
While fawning over wealthy folk when making cash appeals

Ex-statesmen sell their know-how to incorporated sharks

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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:41 pm

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
They gull minorities with the pretence of shared ideals
While fawning over wealthy folk when making cash appeals

Ex-statesmen sell their know-how to incorporated sharks
And weasel million-dollar fees for asinine remarks
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:36 am

The Political Jungle (A Polysemous Menagerie)

The thought of party politics is difficult to bear
The asses and the elephants give everyone a scare
They carp at their opponents till the watching voters quail
And parrot useless platitudes they learned at Kent or Yale

They duck the awkward questions that their interviewers pose
Then badger other candidates with panoplies of woes
When diligent reporters ferret out their feet of clay
They monkey with the microphones and look the other way

The doves and hawks (or Wets and Dries, as Mrs. Thatcher said)
Will fish for voters everywhere (both living ones and dead)
They gull minorities with the pretence of shared ideals
While fawning over wealthy folk when making cash appeals

Ex-statesmen sell their know-how to incorporated sharks
And weasel million-dollar fees for asinine remarks
The losers in this cut-throat game write books to settle scores


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