Meth Head Marty


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. I wrote Meth Head Marty as a word picture for some of the guys who hang out in the neighborhood.

Meth Head Marty

Once there was a meth head named Marty

Who liked to get high and party

He flew so high

Without entering the sky

So they changed his name to meth head Sparky

Meth is a terrible substance. It isn’t a drug really, but a combination of chemicals, which destroys you body and soul. Meth Head Marty is inspired by people I’ve watched have their life devoured by this combination of chemicals.

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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.

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