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 Pink House in the Hood to demonstrate how everyone has their own preferences.
Pink House in the Hood
Once there was a pink house in the hood
But the owners didn’t think the color was good
So they tried everyday
To move far away
Until they decided they didn’t mind being misunderstood
I hope you enjoyed Pink House in the Hood. The house that inspired this verse is the pink house Rooster and I have lived in for about thirty years now. The place is over a hundred years old. It was sided with pink aluminum siding in the 1960s. This is why we were able to purchase it so cheap. We all know Rooster is a very frugal man. I don’t know if it inspired the John Mellencamp song, but it should have.
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