Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some Clerihews

I wrote them ages ago.

Of course you know what a clerihew is. But just in case...

Vyacheslav Molotov
Told his sweetheart, “I want to call it off.
I like you, but I shudder
When I look at your mother.”

Grigori Rasputin
Had an overwhelming desire to visit Luton
But his ultimate dream
Was to settle down in North Cheam.

Attila the Hun
Was not especially proud of all that he’d done.
He would have much preferred
To be remembered as the Hun who cared.

Yuri Gagarin
On hearing that the moon was barren
Elected, with considerable grace,
To let the Americans conquer space.

Vlad the Impaler
Could never be considered a failure.
What he did, truth to tell,
He did exceptionally well.


  1. Never heard of clerihews before, but I enjoyed these. Especially the one about Vlad Tepes. That was amusing.

  2. When I subscribed to the magazine of the American Chesterton Society, they had a regular clerihew page and I sent these in. They wrote back saying they liked them and they'd put them in, but they never did. Bah!