Treasurer Limerick

Treasurer Limerick

The Treasurer had to eat crow
when he did not have enough dough
he tried to cut spending
excess borrowing and lending
but the economy just wouldn’t grow.


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Crowing About Limericks (Limerick-Off Monday)

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ Week 79

Also posted on
Wordless Wednesday by David

Image from Econfix

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 13, 2013, in D’verse Poets Pub, Limerick-Off Monday, Poetry, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Heehee- deficits! thanks.

  2. Caw caw. Ah you do it all here and you do it well.

  3. Right on!! Good one.

  4. The Treasurer had to eat crow
    ’Cause cash was only to throw—
    “So green and pretty,
    To hoard’s a pity”
    Now there’s nowhere he’s able to go.

  5. Comical limerick but it’s a little sad that it accurately reflects our economy.

  6. poignant….and since it wont grow we might as well take more out of their checks…surely that will help…ugh…have you seen his signture as well….round and round…haha

  7. Brilliant summation of the economy of today!

  8. Damned stubborn economy!!! 🙂

  9. I’m afraid crow’s gonna be on menu for a while….

  10. There’s truth in that limerick…sad to say! So nice to see a post from you.

  11. O, a bulls eye here!

  12. ha – bull’s eye hit… it’s everywhere the same…

  13. so funny. Loved this. nice inflection in the reading as well. Limericks can be great.

  14. And actual depiction at your sea, sad but funny. The cat find crow grand though and will chow down on it at his land haha

  15. Ha. It’s hard to smile at our economy, but you made me smile.

  16. Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity on my Facebook Limerick-Off post.

  17. So true and well written. 🙂

  18. Very true…thanks for linking up for WW!!

  19. Very nice limerick! Too bad it’s so true!

  20. ..ha, really nice… i think the most difficult form for me has always been this – the limericks…. maybe because i am not quite of a humour guy…hehe…. i have one written before and never attempted to write another again… great, you could write one so easily… smiles…

  21. Love it…it seems to be a universal occurrence.

  22. Ironically, extra spending is what it often takes to fix a broken economy. It’s a catch 22.

  23. Well, it is true – a recession not a very good time to cut spending and lending. The cutting is not going to lead to growth. Crazy. I think they are finding it out in Europe with all the austerity. Not to say that they can have deficits forever, but a recession is a bad time for the cuts. This was something they learned in the US back in the 30s! A government not truly like a household. Agh. k.

  24. I love this limerick. Truthful and to the point. Sigh

  25. Nice and funny,but so true!

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