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Ode to the Metric System MAG

May 9, 2011
By vestling92 SILVER, Brownsburg, Indiana
vestling92 SILVER, Brownsburg, Indiana
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Unit 1
There was a young boy named Graham Rodham –
Well, there was before Kilogram shot him,
He killed one gram, then four,
Then one thousand more,
Killed a kilo before someone caught him!

Unit 2
On the corner lived old Isaac Newton,
And it seemed that his wife did not suit him.
No diamond nor joule
Could salvage the fool;
I think maybe one day she'll shoot him.

Unit 3
And much to historic delight,
Here's a tale of brute strength and great might,
For in 1803
Was the War of Degree
Betwixt Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Sep. 4 2014 at 9:44 pm
Darcy152 BRONZE, Saskatoon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
As long as men die, liberty will never perish." ~ Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator

I loved how this poem kept so true to the traditional limerick with its humour and rhyme! So hilarious! Keep it up! I would be awesome if you could read my work and give me some feedback!

on Jun. 14 2011 at 12:50 pm
vestling92 SILVER, Brownsburg, Indiana
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate that.

on Jun. 11 2011 at 2:05 pm
kimishotthemoon BRONZE, Glendale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Because—OK, I'm cookie dough. I'm not done baking. I'm not finished becoming whoever the hell it is I'm gonna turn out to be. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next thing, and maybe one day I turn around and realize I'm ready. I'm cookies. And then, you know, if I want someone to eat— or enjoy warm, delicious cookie me, then...that's fine. That'll be then. When I'm done."- Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Wow. Best limerick I've read toda. You really stuck with the limerick scheme. So witty; I want to read it over and over again!

My favorite part was the play on words with gram (Graham) and then the mention of kilo instead of a thousand. Another favorite of mine was "diamond nor joule."

And War of Degree! Brilliant!