Clerihew for Doris Lessing
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

Doris Lessing
Didn’t consider it such a blessing
To win the Nobel Prize.
She’d won all of Europe, the Nobel . . . a reprise

Clerihew for Andrew Jackson
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

Andrew Jackson
Had his slacks on
Backward in ordering 60,000, young and old,
to walk that Trail … for Georgia’s gold.

Clerihew for Abraham Lincoln
by Mary Audrey Kneipp

Abraham Lincoln
Was able to quicken
The conscience of half the nation.
We honor him—his passionate Proclamation.


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