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Norfolk Southern Railway

A Not-So-Funny Limerick about a recent Absurdity

By Donna ReneePublished 12 days ago 1 min read
Norfolk Southern Railway
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We burned up that train in Ohio

Now chemicals rain from the sky-o

We "checked" all is well!

Shh! Nobody tell...

Now hopefully no people die-o

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Donna Renee

Hi! Thanks for reading! My hobbies include making coffee, drinking coffee, and starting to write a story and then rage-deleting it when I get the slightest bit frustrated.

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  • Cathy holmes3 days ago

    This is great, and terrible at the same time. Well written.

  • Lamar Wiggins8 days ago

    This is good! And needs to be heard. I'm from Ohio but glad I'm not there now. So sad.

  • Harmony Kent9 days ago

    Outstanding, Donna! Everything said in so few words 🙂💕

  • Never ever trust the EPA when they tell you everything is okay

  • Mariann Carroll9 days ago

    Excellent, I pray as well 🙏🏽

  • C. H. Richard9 days ago

    I like what one of the other comments said " rage limmerick". Well done! So sad how corporations value profit more than anything else!

  • Leslie Writes11 days ago

    What a smart and unique take on the challenge. Well done!

  • R. J. Rani11 days ago

    Oh man. It reminded me of poems like "Ring around the roses" and "London Bridge is falling down" - a way to narrate the not-so-good-things in life. Way to go on this one, Donna! Thank you for sharing!

  • Roy Stevens12 days ago

    Limerick as rage poetry- there's some serious potential there. One of the latest in a long series of despicable North American rail 'incidents". In 2013 forty-seven people died in Lac Megantic!

  • Marsha Singh12 days ago

    I love the dark humor. It's my favorite way of coping with this absurd world. Nice work! :)

  • Mark Gagnon12 days ago

    The train went clickity clack Until it fell off the track But will the people in charge get the sack Only if the profits crack.

  • Caroline Craven12 days ago

    Fantastic! Really think this is great.

  • Bravo! The blend of humor and cutting social commentary is reminiscent of many of the anti-war folk songs of the '60s and '70s.

  • Heather Hubler12 days ago

    Oh damn! Love the contrast between the fun wording and the serious nature of the subject - which I agree is highly disturbing!! Great work :)

  • Ahna Lewis12 days ago

    This is definitely concerning! I like how you used this limerick to bring this issue to light! Also, the seemingly light-hearted “Ohio” rhymes are a clever way to highlight the government’s disappointing response.

  • Shane Dobbie12 days ago

    Sky-o🤔 😂 I’ll allow it because it was funny, in a blackly comic way.

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