Note: For context, you can look up the Vorkosigan poetry battle on lj or AO3. Whether or not you do, I hope you enjoy these!

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Cordelia's Reply to Ezar

My Bible says the meek are blessed

Your planet kills and eats the flawed—

But he who laughs the last laughs best

Meekness—or just rage repressed?

Terror at home, the sword abroad

My Bible says the meek are blessed

You put his honor to the test

He lay down, you rode rough-shod

But he who laughs the last laughs best

And now the Empire's your bequest

Did you expect him over-awed?

My Bible says the meek are blessed

So you go to your final rest

Praying that there is no God

But he who laughs the last laughs best

The conman says: You can't defraud

An honest man. Isn't that odd?

My Bible says the meek are blessed

For he who laughs the last laughs best

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Found Scrawled on a Restroom Stall, Somewhere on Beta Colony

Higgeldy-piggeldy

Aral Vorkosigan

Was handed his ass by a lass of our Force

Then she hit Steady Freddy

But I didn't vote for him

As far as I see, she's no cause for remorse

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Clerihews

Sergeant Taura

Causes hardened soldiers to flee in horror.

She wears a pink nightie to impress her feller.

If you think she looks silly, for God's sake don't tell her.

Georish Stauber, Baron Fell

Hasn't aged very well.

His orbital fortress is quite intimidating-

He's compensating.

David Galen

Discovered violent revolution wasn't smooth sailin'.

He decided to better his people's lot in ways more brainy

Now he's Duv Galeni.

Cavilo

Makes a soft pillow

But you won't sleep well on her of nights.

This bitch bites.