Today, I came across a trending hashtag on twitter #BandBajaoNetasKi which was about making fun of our politicians, or roasting them. It brought a smile on my face. Sometimes back, I learnt about a similar genre of English poetry named Clerihew Poem, which is written in the very same manner.
“A Clerihew is a playful, four-line biographical poem which talks about a famous personality poking fun at him/her. The first line ends with the name of the person, and the second one rhymes with it, while rest of the 2 lines rhyme with each other. The rhymes are often forced in an irregular length line and meter.”
I wrote some Clerihew poems in a mood of rejoice, quite in a light manner making fun of some of our Indian as well as International politicians. I, even, wrote a couple of Clerihews in Hindi too. I’ve tried writing something of less importance, light hearted, and humorous for the first time.
Dear Readers (and dear politicos)! Just have a look and please don’t mind as these Clerihew poems aren’t meant to hurt people and sensibilities but written merely for merriment.
She’s madam J. Jayalalitha
A politician cum fashionista
With her 750 pairs of shoes,
She can give the nation economic blues
Delhi C.M. Mr. Arwind Kejariwal,
Breaks all the hurdles, barriers and walls,
Blame it to his dimness or serendipity,
He, though unknowingly, talks stupidity.
Hello Ms. Hillary Clinton
Paying BILL in Washington
U.S. made a different selection
That’s why u lost election
Ex US president Barak Obama
So what if he killed Osama
Yet called him Mr. Bin Laden
Because he is etiquette laden
Hindi Clerihew Poems
ये हैं श्री लालू यादव
बनते हैं मिटटी के माधव
स्टेट बेच कर खा गए चारा
और बिहार के बज गए बारह