George Saunders and his Man Booker prize winning novel ‘Lincoln In the Bardo’
George Saunders woke up to realise
He’d picked up the Man Booker Prize
On his very first go
Which just goes to show
Aim high and you might touch the skies.
Some boffins have sought to explain
How dolphins and whales can maintain
A tight knit family
Deep under the sea
The answer’s a very large brain
Met Éireann forecast position of Storm Ophelia at midday today.
Please stock up on foods that are tinned
And hope that Met Éireann rescind
The weather alert
Before people are hurt
It’s time that we all break this wind.
Map: Met Éireann
US President Donald Trump
So Trump will announce a new plan
To try to look hard on Iran
But he won’t quite repeal
Obama’s old deal
As he isn’t enough of a man.
The White House is all in a flap
Because of a new online rap
So is this the time
For topical rhyme
Or will that forever be crap?
Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform Paschal Donohoe TD at a Budget 2018 press briefing yesterday in Government Buildings
If you smoke, or enjoy a fake tan
Or sugary drinks from a can
You won’t like what Paschal
The terrible rascal
Has done with his new fiscal plan.
Lucius, a new species of wasp named after Lucius Malfo from the Harry Potter series
It’s always great fun when a nerd
Gets to read a new latinate word
So what’s the right thing
For a wasp that won’t sting?
Lucius is suitably absurd
Pic: NZ herald
Toad Of Toad Hall US President Donald Trump
To say that you coined the word “fake”
Is one hell of a big claim to make
This shabby regime
Is one long bad dream
Oh when will we finally awake?
The environment’s facing defeat
Because of the food that you eat
The boffins agree
It’s high time that we
All begin to cut back on our meat.
Look closely before you sit down
It seems there’s a new guest in town
The False Widow Spider
A well known provider
Of venom that will make you frown.