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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