Light Verse 1 - The Clerihew

The Clerihew, like most light verse forms, is an excuse for an intellectual type to be clever. Its thrust is biographical - it begins with the name of a famous person and proceeds, in two rhyming couplets of unequal lengths, to say something comical or satirical about him or her. Here is an example of […]

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Loyalty

People like to back a winner. Sports fans are much more likely to attend a game if the home team has a winning record. Politics is also a sport, and voters are much more likely to back a candidate if they think he or she is likely to win. I’ve always thought of politics as […]

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