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Two clerihews by Oonah V Joslin

I am not a silent poet

Theresa May-be/May-be not
changed my mind cos I got caught
‘s moral superiority
suddenly found a money tree!

 
Queen Elizabeth dispassionately examining her crown,
flicked at a huge, dulling pearl, with a frown.
Pearls should be worn. They need keeping warm, she said.
I’m afraid, she hung her head, this poor pearl is dead.
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clerihew /ˈklɛrɪhjuː/) is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the poem’s subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced. The line length and metre are irregular.

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