Friday, 15 March 2019

COLD WAR VERSE: Limericks About BROKEN ARROWS (nuclear weapon mishaps)

WORDPLAY post #160 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, June 2018. These verses have also been published recently at the website OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems.

SONGLINK: The original story was encountered as a 60th anniversary reprise by the Charleston SC daily newspaper Post and Courier; it became the basis of satirical lyrics by Giorgio, which can be found here.
For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song-formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post.













You can learn more about "Broken Arrows" on the web from these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_nuclear_incident_terminology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_nuclear_accidents

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