The World of Merkel

A silly little ditty from a notebook, written I guess in 2018 or so…

Angela Merkel

The German gerbil

Dominated the world’s Rathaus.

She cleaned her whiskers

And bled her blisters

Caused by her love of Strauss.

Come on you chump

I’ll lead with trumps

Said the toe tapping rodent.

I find it’s the best

Way to road test

Which policies are the most potent.

If you only knew,

Said the pinched face shrew

Who pitched a wicked idea,

What the world really thought

About a rat without

A sausage and gassy beer.

The orange hued hamsta

More goon than gansta

Scoffed when told of her plans.

Sat on his white sofa

He fondled his gopher

And declared her ideas to be pants.

Just build a wall

To keep out them all

He declared with zero decorum

My ideas are a killer,

He addressed the chinchilla

Who chaired the NAFTA trade forum.

We’ll go it alone

He began to intone

And not plan but shoot from the hip

And we’ll play the white hat

And use a fat cat

To drive you rats from the ship.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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15 Responses to The World of Merkel

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Love this so much 💜 these days make those prepandemic days look simple .

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  2. Wonderful. Lol You should forward to her. I am sure she would like it. xx Michael

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  3. I love it, Geoff.

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    A Mother Goose rhyme for the ages!

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  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Haha! This is so good, especially the descriptions of the leaders. (The German gerbil—isn’t that the kind of sweet talk that no woman can resist?🤣) That one is only topped by the orange-hued hamsta.) As you probably don’t know, nobody has ever seen a more beautiful wall!

    It’s amazing how a generation can change things with walls. Wasn’t it Reagan who got lots of praise for saying, “President Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Life is such a joke sometimes. The orange-hued hamsta trusts no one, except for good guys like Putin and Kim.🤣

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