There once was a zebra from China.
Who liked to sing songs in D minor.
His voice was the rage
When they put him on stage.
He rode out of town a headliner!
For Deborah Guzzi's Limerick II Contest
I noticed today that Ol' Jack
had papers that formed a huge stack
ever one had a lyric, that was slightly satiric
that certainly showed us his knack
He calls himself Lyric Man but his name is Dave Wood
If you haven't checked him out yet then maybe you should
He's a poet with class
Dave's never crass
But if he thought he'd get away with it, he definitely would!
© Jack Ellison 2015
Token love tendered with a cheap card
Bartered lyric from a trite bard
Gilded, fabricated charm
Brokered, pretentious smarm
Words, symbols to treasure then disregard
Dee said she loved me I was pleased
She wanted me I was relieved
But Dee let me down
I felt like a clown
Turned down to be a man I peeved
Read about limerick
They call me maverick
Surfing for words and lexicon
Those rhyme and flow head-on
And here is my lyric
My Limericks Short and Sweet
Like each lyric to be short and sweet;
Where my mind with them may meet;
Started writing new one on next sheet.
sleeping mood brings anomalous rhyme
dreamy night embraces me with chime
lyric songs of the dawn
bite the sleep with adorn
drowsy gabbling mimes dithering time
-January 28, 2020 Chattogram