15 April 2016
In Germany a comedian had a plan,
To insult Turkish President Erdogan,
And show the limits of free speech,
When he was promptly impeached,
For being mean to a spineless man.
16 April 2016
From Gitmo, Obama was pleased,
To release nine more detainees,
Bringing the remainder to eighty,
Twenty-two will never be free.
17 April 2016
In Ecuador the ground did shake,
From a 7.8 magnitude earthquake,
Killing at least 413,
The final toll has yet to be seen,
While the economy threatens to break.
18 April 2016
It looks as though Dilma will be impeached,
But the corrupt are breathing a sigh of relief,
For the rake off is Parliament wide,
And so they have ardently tried,
To put all of the blame on the chief.
19 April 2016
To celebrate the coming of spring,
The Taliban conducted bombing.
Across Kabul, they went,
With suicide vests, hell bent,
On finding civilians and murdering.
20 April 2016
With the Syrian peace talks on the rocks,
The opposing factions took stock,
Of their weapons and gear,
In preparation for a year,
Of continued attritional deadlock.
21 April 2016
Queen Elizabeth turned 90 today,
Though the Royals may not be here to stay,
For her son lacks intellect,
And yet we cannot select,
A more suitable candidate to lead the way.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.