Friday, April 10, 2009

Potent Political Pottage a la Shakespeare

Stewing Brew: A Macbethian Melange
Pelosi's Pot-au-Pooh-Poohers
by Elaine Magliaro

Round about the cauldron go:
In the pompous lard butt throw.
Rush the bilious radio host—
That’s what needs to cook the most.
In the brimstone broth immersed—
Limbaugh, Limbaugh! Be he first.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire blaze and cauldron bubble.
Kidney of E. Cantor stew
In the cauldron. Boil and brew:
Eye of Newt and nose of Steele,
Foot of Bachmann—toes and heel,
Malkins' tongue and Coulter’s snort,
Boehner’s bellybutton wart.
For a charm of potent trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double GOP trouble:
The party’s one big heap of rubble—
A fate that doesn’t seem so tragic
To conjurers of liberal magic.


The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Carol’s Corner this week.


  1. You are amazing! I especially love the stanza that begins:

    "Round about the cauldron go:
    In the pompous lard butt throw."

    You're very good at this!

  2. Linda,

    The original version of this poem didn't include the first stanza with the part about the "lard butt." I'm glad I added it. That part of the poem came to me when I was out walking the other day.

  3. Thanks, Mary Lee! Glad you liked my take on this classic.

  4. Oh, this is a gem. The beginning had me laughing out loud. I'm so glad you added it!

  5. Thanks, Tricia! There's something about that man that so inspires my snide side when it comes to writing verses for this blog.