General Fiction posted January 19, 2022

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My Talent

by GeraldShuler

At limericks my talent is fine...
I write them each night as I dine.
But it seems rather poor
that right after line four
it never fails that I get too many words in the last line.

A Limerick writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Create a limerick

From Poetry Dance:
A limerick is a short, often nonsensical or funny, poem. The rhyme scheme of most limericks is usually aabba.

A Five-line poem

The lines usually are:
Line 1 7-10 syllable, A
Line 2 7-10 syllable, A
Line 3 5-7 syllable, B
Line 4 5-7 syllable, B
Line 5 7-10 syllable, A
But this can vary for this competition.

A Five line, a humorous or thought-provoking poem is the requirement.
You can use the traditional rhyming scheme or create your own.
And syllable count is also your decision.

See poetry dance or other sites for great examples.

This goes against the grain of any limerick guideline but I like the way it still reads like a limerick.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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