Friday, December 08, 2006

Perfidy (a clerihew)

#11
Perfidy
Uphold the Constitution, so help me God!
Bend it just a little, not a soul will nod.
Midterm elections, parties sad, turnout worse;
Mr. Brickner right? Check out "Article First!"

~ A poem by Robert B. Moreland for the first Article in our Constitution. A clerihew is a humorous quatrain (only four lines) about a subject. In most cases, the first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person. Isosyllabic, 11 syllables a line.