Old King Teflon
There once was an old king named Teflon.
He did what he pleased; it was bedlam!
For a while he was slick,
no indictments would stick,
‘til a crack jammed with truth spelled corruption!
So…true story…my poor birdbath faerie ornament took a tumble and busted her head open. (it didn’t help that the bird bath bowl fell on her…likely the doings of one of the neighborhood cats!) At any rate, like Humpty Dumpty, it is not likely that I will be able to patch her together, but then I thought, maybe, just maybe, there was a “REAL” faerie trapped inside just aching to get out…People who love faeries like I do will get this. You others…yep…it’s a tad loony. But it made me feel better about losing my favorite yard ornament.
Of course I have another poem to write today for Poetry month and I thought, “what a perfect topic for a limerick!” Truth be told, I don’t care much for limericks. We do them in challenges here on WordPress, but the topics are not always whimsical which makes for a very unlimericky limerick. Limericks should be fun or at least slightly far-fetched or unusual.
Here is a description of a proper limerick:
A Limerick consists of five lines. The first line usually begins with ‘There once was a….’ and ends with a name, person or place. The last line of a limerick is normally a little farfetched or unusual. It has a rhyme scheme of aabba. Lines 1,2 and 5 should rhyme and have the same syllable count and lines 3 and 4 should be shorter in length having a different rhyme.
Escape from Polymeria
There once was a faerie held captive in clay,
her perpetual frolic – a cute garden display
then one day she fell down
cracked a hole in her crown
on the wind now, she’s happily free to this day!
kat ~ 27 May 2016
There once was a fussy librarian
the kids called her mean, old Miss Marion
she demanded they whisper
quite loudly she’d blister
a high-decibeled disciplinarian!
kat ~ 10 March 2016
A limerick in response to Rashmi’s Limerick Poetry Challenge / Prompt: Whisper. If you would like to read other Limericks or enter your own, click HERE.
Old Pete had a hankering for booze
Spending many a night quite confused
But he vowed he would quit
when his wife threw a fit
She was Joan, but his tattoo said Sue!
kat ~ 17 February 2016
A limerick for Rashmi’s of Mind and Life Matters weekly Limerick Challenge. The Prompt Word is “Apsire”. Today I am using the synonym “Hanker”. If you would like to read others Limericks or enter your own click HERE.
Discovering the chicken coop damaged,
said the farmer, “I must find this savage!”
He sent out the hounds
to cover more ground…
While away, all the chickens were ravaged!
kat ~ 5 February 2016
Disclaimer: No wolves or chickens were harmed in the writing of this limerick! 🙂
A limerick based on this week’s prompt word, “Feral” (I used a synonym for my limerick: “Savage”). If you would like to participate in this challenge hosted by Rashmi at Mind and Life Matters Limerick Challenge, please click HERE.