Fickle Francine


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 should 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 believe I can stick with the rhyme pattern. I wrote Fickle Francine as a commentary on how looks aren’t everything.

Fickle Francine

Once there was a girl named Francine

Who was the prettiest girl the town had ever seen

She had perfect hair and nails

All her teeth were as straight as rails

But her demeanor was downright arrogant and mean

So, Fickle Francine had a hard road to hoe ahead of her in life because looks always fade with age.

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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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