Two limericks about a local idEntity

A personage great in the girth
whose wealth was an outcome of birth
exclaimed, ‘It’s a sign!’
All this money, all mine!’
She didn’t know what she was worth.

There was a poor poet from Perth
whose polemics were objects of mirth.
People wailed, ‘If your verse
should become any worse
it might be the end of the Earth!’