Limericks, Parodies & Poems

Shocking though it may seem, I have no ear for conventional poetry. Most of it seems to me like the ramblings of a peyote junkie. But limricks, rhymes, and parodies tickle my fancy and inspire me to pen. I particulary like poking fun at political hypocracy and general flaws in human nature.
The Poet
A Grandchild's Guide to Using Grandpa's Computer An original poem, persistently viral since I wrote it in 1994, written in classical Dr. Seuss, Cat-In-Hat style. The poem has a colorful history of both pain and pleasure for the author. Often reposed under different names. A Google search using “Packet hits a pocket” will return two million hits even today.

Hang the Information Highwayman! A poetic appeal for respect for another's written words, provoked by abuses of "Grandchild's Guide". This one has been adopted by various writing programs and teachers’ groups around the world to teach internet publishing ethics.

Caribou Barbie What if Sarah Palin had become President of the United States?

Lincoln Address RewriteTwo years and many months ago our electoral college brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in ignorance, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are not created equal.

Noah's Arc The untold story of Noah’s famous voyage and the complications he faced as told through dialog.

Oh the Links you can Link! The World Wide Web has given the us new meaning for words like surfing, and linking. You are limited only by your imagination.

Officer Krupke Only a statistician or a student who has recently suffered through a stat course will dig this one.

The Raving Edger Allen Poe writing in the computer age, NEVERMORE!