Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Sad Limerick

I love limericks because they are the most natural form of poetry to me. When I think of poetry, the cadence of a limerick is what comes to mind. I also like how limericks are almost always funny, even without any effort at humor. In fact, it’s hard to write a sad limerick. I feel like I succeeded in writing a sad limerick today, but if you still think it’s funny, then that just proves how wonderful limericks are. They can lighten up the heaviest subjects.

The smart kid in class hated school
and homework much more as a rule
but he wanted the money
to support his sweet honey
so he trudged on through years full of drool.

This is not strictly autobiographical and should not be taken as such.

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