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Focus on Form: Lip-Synch a Limerick

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm ...

Time for something fun, poetry fans. Put away that solemn face and let your Inner Child out to play by writing a limerick.

In its simplest form, the limerick has five lines. It is lighthearted,  sometimes naughty, witty and provokes a laugh. If you want to be a stickler for the form, Wiki says it is “anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA)”.  Follow that or do your own thing. like I did below.

A Sad Tale

by

Lin Neiswender

There was a young lad from ‘Bama
With a taste for glitter and glammah
His designer stiletto shoe
Too high for his hair doo
Made him spend the night in the slammah.

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6 thoughts on “Focus on Form: Lip-Synch a Limerick

  1. There once was a lad who felt glum,
    so one morning he started to hum
    a nice, lively tune
    about flowers and June
    while dancing around on a drum.

  2. Anne Westlund on said:

    Lin, yours is my favorite limerick of all time!

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