Poets who know it

Hot news. Last week a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would create a poet laureate for the state of Michigan. News Hits couldn’t resist reporting the news in verse. Since this was written on St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen the highest form, the limerick:


There once was a fine legislator
Who pined to make Michigan greater
His lawmaking muse
Saw nothing to lose
In naming a poetic creator.

Bruce Patterson, R-Grosse Ile
Determined to storm the Bastille
To install a sage versifier
Who’d smite with his cursive ire
Yet keep us all dreaming surreal.

With a nod from the chairman’s true chairage
The bill’s got a swell chance of carriage
If the right doesn’t balk
Amend just to mock
Or graft on an attack on gay marriage.

Contact News Hits at 313-202-8004 or [email protected]

About The Author

Scroll to read more Metro Detroit News articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.