Every spring, the Observer editorial board hosts a politics and public policy limericks contest. One of its prolific contributors is Bill McGloughlin of Charlotte, a librarian. Tuesday night’s surprising election results sparked the creative writer in him in the off-season. He shared these limericks for a special election edition:
After this long election ordeal,
Soon the Donald is taking the wheel.
As he stands ’fore the nation
Never miss a local story.
For his inauguration,
Will he swear on “The Art of the Deal”?
This election has everyone tired,
And some wonder just what we have sired.
I’ll just wait for the day
Trump finds out he can’t say
To an obstinate Congress, “You’re fired!”
As red ink the map started to fill,
From the voters expressing their will,
With the flowing red ink,
I’m beginning to think
That America’s over the Hill.
As a prize, there aren’t many as shiny,
And I don’t mean to come off as whiny,
But will power so great
For our new Head of State,
Overwhelm one whose hands are so tiny?