I had fun writing my Pleiades poems in November, so I thought I’d try my hand at playing with Limericks. This style of poetry consists of a single stanza of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines are supposed to rhyme. Also, the third and fourth lines should rhyme with each other. These short poems should have an AABBA structure. The limerick is a folk style of poetry. It can be humorous and, at times, bawdy. I’m not certain if I can achieve witty or bawdy, but hopefully, I can stick with the rhyme pattern. Therefore, I wrote this short poem about a lady who belonged to the working class.
There was once a gal who belonged to the working class
Whose words and manners management found crass
So she worked everyday
For a low rate of pay
Only to discover her dreams were all made of glass
I don’t think I’ve captured the true essence of the Limerick poetic style yet. My offerings seem to be more historic and sad. Thus, my current offering Working Class. I guess the place where I live right now is sad dispair. Somehow I thought this would be easier when I started the project.
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Thanks for today’s Limerick. I think a lot of folks are feeling “historic and sad” these days. Not sure how to balance out the power and influence of the plutocracy/gilded class with almost everyone else here on planet earth — most of whom “work for a low rate of pay…” Yesterday I heard a radio interview with someone who tried to decrease the influence of a few media moguls in England — who apparently are quite bold about making or breaking political candidates using their newspapers, TV networks, social media platforms, etc. This person did not end up having much success…