Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Not My Words Wednesday

Poetry, my favorite literary form, comes in all shapes, sizes and formats. The most fun format is the limerick. Gonna give you some of my favs - have no fear, I am not including any of the naughty ones. Or not the very naughty ones.

I won't bore you with the history of the limerick, or run down all the famous limerick writers, and there are many, I'll just leave you with these three.

The limerick's an art form complex
Whose contents run chiefly to sex;
     It's famous for virgins
     And masculine urgin's
And vulgar erotic effects.
* * * *
A wonderful bird is the pelican;
His beak can hold more than his belican.
     He can hold in his beak
     Enough food for a week,
Though I’m damned if I know how the helican!
* * * *
God's plan made a hopeful beginning
But man ruined his chances by sinning
     I hope that the story
     Will end in God's glory
But at present the other sides winning.