Scary Larry


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 Scary Larry in honor of the old men who spend afternoons sitting at the liar’s table. You know who you are.

Scary Larry

Once there was an old man named Larry

Who was grumpy more times than merry

He was never very nice

When he ordered another slice

His attitude could get down right scary

Every city and town in the Hoosier state has a restaurant where old men to twell wild stories. I call these hot spots for community gossip liar’s tables. I wrote Scary Larry to honor the old geezers’ of this world.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

3 thoughts on “Scary Larry

  1. Love that! Old Geezers need serious recognition!! The wisdom of our times!
    Your Kokomantis is curious. Your town mascot?? One of those sits 100’s of feet in the air at St. Louis’s City Museum.
    Best wishes!

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