Planet Gore

Doggerel Day Afternoon

Greg suggested a little poetry contest, here. So enjoy a little light lunchtime reading: With warmist warmest thanks to all our contributors, here are the finalists, chosen by our panel of the world’s top 11,000 poets.
Reader D.J.C. offers:

A rejected VP named Al Gore

Desperately needed a score

He said I’ll get mine

If you hide the decline

Then I won’t be a loser no more

B.B. is also in a limericky mood:

There once was a man from Tennessee

Who lectured on the rise of the sea

He said, “Large homes and yachts

and trips to Europe’s hot spots.

Are pleasures for me, not for thee!”

Loretta S. prefers a haiku:

The Goracle speaks:

“Have you bought my latest book?”

And “Do as I say!”

Or two:

Huge solar arrays

And windmills mar the landscape

’Cept off Nantucket

L.S. from Arlington takes his inspiration from the Goracle’s own verse:

From fevered brows

spring acid lies.

Dissent stifled;

fraud prevails in the semantic age.

The shepherd cries

too loudly, methinks.

Louder he cries,

less people know.
Then true disaster,

the loss of liberty,

strikes harder and faster

than lightning upon a dessicate forest.
Beware of charlatans

who pose as prophets.

A limerick couplet from N.W. in the Pacific northwest:

His footprint’s as big as Toledo,

But ours he wants small as a seed. Oh

He looks down his nose

While he hurls tortured prose,

Understanding not sink nor albedo.

 

To some what Al does is a prank.

To others he’s just an old crank.

He goads while he sighs,

He rolls his wild eyes,

And laughs all the way to the bank.

This one from M.G. from Indiana is not exactly a limerick, but it scans:

CRU e-mails hinting at data inflation

and dubious temperature-measure conflation

brought the bloggers to bear,

throwing media a scare,

making Climategate subject to press sequestration.

E.R. from the Bronx offers an ode to Louis Calzada:

A humble bean-counter from Spain

Caused the greenies great pain

He tallied jobs lost

and the ginormous cost

Of alt-energy’s inglorious reign

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