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 Elf on the Shelf to get into the Christmas spirit for 2020.
Elf on a Shelf
Once there was an Elf on a Shelf
Who keep everything he saw to himself
Every time he got blamed
He knew he’d been framed
For the chaos caused by some other elf
I’m having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year. The best way I could think about going about it was to write a whimsical Limerick about an Elf on a Shelf.
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