WP Intro to Poetry Day 5 – Write a poem about the imperfect nature of someone or something, whether you accept these imperfections or complain about them, try to fix them or celebrate them. Mix it up by exploring a fun poetic form: the limerick, a traditionally humorous, five-line rhymed poem that can be used in a wide variety of interesting ways.
A Hair-raising Story
Cried an actor ‘My hair is demented”
So off to the barber he went-ed
The poor little sod
chose evil Mr. Todd
Thus were Lovett’s ham burgers invented.
Lizzie Borden had An Axe To Grind
Lizzie lived with her step-mum and dad.
It made her sad and very, very bad.
She dealt with the problem
By saying ‘Oh, sod them’
and de-gutsed ‘em, cos they made her so mad.
Mrs. Bobbit’s Revenge
Their wedded bliss was well-famed
But Little Willie’s oats were untamed
So like any good wife
She took out a knife
And now Little Willie is very well-named.