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.
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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