Liberal Limericks

Abbott’s People’s Revolt was such a farce – the only rhyming word which came to mind was a bit obscene for a ‘pome’ so I came up with a limerick which was a bit more genteel!


Revolting People Rule! Okay?

We have now had a clear demonstration,
Of Mr. Rabbit’s desire for ‘one nation.’
He wants Oz to unite
And fight for what’s Right,
Ensuring his own elevation.

I thought it would be fun to try a “Liberal Limericks” competition with Cafe Whispers clientele

Here’s another one I thought of some time back with nowhere to post it appropriately.

Torquemada in Lycra

Elected to lead Opposition
Mr Abbott departed tradition.
As an aspiring saint
And a political feint
He established an Oz Inquisition.


1. Five lines only about the Liberal Party or Liberal Politicians – conditional acceptance of Nationals .

2. Rhyme structure is AABBA (lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme, and 3 & 4 rhyme with each other. Their “beat” is di dum di di dum di di dum)

3. Lines 1, 2, and 5 generally have seven to ten syllables, while lines 3 and 4 have only five to seven syllables. Their beat is di di dum di di di dum…