Rhyme for Canada

In times of political crisis, Canadians turn to poetry, so the CBC tells us. The call for submissions begins earnestly enough:

There once was a man named Stephen,
With the Libs he wanted to get even,
He took all their money,
And thought it was funny,
But now we all know he’s just thievin’

but the rhymes get less dope as time goes on:

Who first created communism?
And then invented terrorism?
Developed false liberalism,
Inducing pure pessimism?
ALL these created PoLITICIANS
But Who created them,themselves.

Finally these Ezra Pounds just give up altogether:

Harper is the most mean spirited person to ever be in govt
Hope he resigns


  1. Cameron A.
    Posted December 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    A coalition between the libs & NDP, makes as much sense as a coalition between the KKK & The Black Panthers.

    That bit of prose is deep on the level of Leo McAllister’s “As Beans Bring Forth the Wind.”

  2. Anonymous
    Posted December 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    56 postings so far on 2 December (3 days worth)

    But why won’t they take epics?

    “Sing, goddess, the anger of The Guild’s child Alphonse
    and its devastation, which put pains thousandfold upon the Regionals,
    hurled in their multitudes to the house of Hades strong souls
    of heroes, but gave their bodies to be the delicate feasting
    of dogs, of all birds, and the will of Lacroix was accomplished
    since that time when first there stood in division of conflict
    Peter’™s son the lord of men and brilliant Richard. . .”
    [ only 15000 more lines to transcribe of
    The Tea Trolley Wars ]

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