The PGMA Sonnet was invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
on January 28, 2009 named in honor of:
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country’s second female president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.
The PGMA rhyme scheme has been renamed Gloria cum Noynoy Italianic rhyme scheme in memory both of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her successor Pres. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III who was her student at Ateneo where she once taught.
“I named a rhyme scheme jointly for the two Philippine presidents as a statement that it was during their presidency that I wrote my 2154 sonnets.” Jose Rizal M. Reyes
rhyming pattern: abba abba cddc dd
California Grows Nevada (PGMA Sonnet)
When California raised the rate at which
it taxes the “rich” it assured one thing.
In Nevada, cash registers will ring.
The small businesses won’t just stay and bitch.
Some are bound to stay; many though will switch
to states nearby where taxes have less sting.
These states will see a relative upswing.
Increasing taxes simply won’t enrich.
Thanks Wilson, for a few more jobs right here
in Nevada; it’s appreciated.
Though Dems seem to think it’s complicated,
it’s really not, to me it is quite clear.
When their quest to tax is finally sated
We could end-up overpopulated.
© Lawrencealot – December 23, 2012