Satire Poetry posted May 28, 2012

This work has reached the exceptional level
a double senryu in 5-7-5

senryu (monarchy or not)

by Joan E.

monarchy or not
political intrigue rules
foul throne games prevail

grinch embodiment
flaunts serial abuses
Newt the hypocrite

Political Senryu II writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a Political Senryu 5-7-5


I don't think there are many "thrown" elections or royal opportunities, but they are not without example. "Throne games" is also a play on the current television series "Game of Thrones." Veteran politician Newt Gingrich thought he had a strong chance to become president, despite his personal and political baggage. Although unlikely, he could still reappear in a high-level governmental position. A "grinch" is typically somebody who ruins enjoyment. The newt also reminds me of the salamander, which appears to shift color--another example of gamesmanship!

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