USA Constitution

 My blog is not suffering dissolution,
But I am rewriting a constitution;
Whereas all the hereanents boggle the brain,
And also the wheretofores give lots of strain,
And tax implications all taxing the mind,
Thus thereunto seeking exemption inclined;
While minutes and second have nothing to do
With time – but proposals, which then follow through
From simple majorities; simple indeed
To cast casting votes, thus to bring them to speed;
And quorums and proxies, ad hoc or pro tem,
Now therefore pursuant to some Latin stem;
Though standing as chairman may mean that he sits,
To sit on committee does not squash their bits;
With trying to bring all this stuff into line
There’s one constitution that’s suffering – mine!

© Colonialist July 2013 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Lisaman says:

    Hahahaha it does need rewriting.. The constitution that is.. governments all round the world have become too strong and steal earnings off those that work to feed extravagant life styles!!


  2. The Asian says:

    Seems like you’ve summed up all that I need to study into an Aweful rhyme


  3. Wow! rewriting a constitution – it’s high level stuff, Col! All the best with that!


  4. adeeyoyo says:

    Well I must say a boggled brain sure can write an excellent piece – of hogwash disguised – to keep all in line with crossed T’s and dotted i’s!


  5. guyportman says:

    A great poem. Tax implications are indeed most taxing on the mind.


  6. adinparadise says:

    Goodness me! Brain boggling stuff, Col. 🙂


  7. Pussycat44 says:

    The constitution should be re-written in sms-language 😉


    • colonialist says:

      Instructions I already received:
      “Please could you bear in mind that the Constitution needs to be simple, concise and to the point! Each and every member should be able to read it and understand it instantly. K- keep I- it S -simple S -stupid. K.I.S.S.”
      My reply, in part, read:
      “If you KISS too readily, the Simple and Stupid may end up pregnant!”
      I went on to say, ‘… the wording now arrived at is intended to be on a level any reasonably educated person can understand …”


  8. Eha says:

    . . . as long as your blog ‘is not suffering dissolution’ . . . I do mean ‘first things first’ kind Sir 🙂 !


  9. bluebee says:

    eh? I guess that’s the downside of wielding power


  10. nrhatch says:

    Hope your brain is boggled for long. 😉


  11. hahahaha you poor thing 😉


  12. disperser says:

    ? . . . your constitution looks awfully similar to ours . . .


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