Ain’t No Poetry Like Bad Poetry
So I hit up the idea generator today.
And it suggested I write a limerick.
Couldn’t I just take a stab at Haiku?
In fact, here’s a Haiku I wrote during a painful interleague game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s earlier this season:
Jack Cust at the plate
Hits ball three for three today
SF fans Cust too
See? I can do Haiku! Can’t I just try another like that?
No, the prompt said limerick.
I remember in grade school we had to write limericks for an English assignment. I didn’t like it then either.
Not even writing the naughty limericks.
Here’s my attempt:
There once was a girl from the ‘Burque
People found her to be quite quirky
To California she fled
No green chile she did dread
Homemade chile rellenos keep her quite perky
Or how about:
There once was a singer named Buck
His songs make a nice rattle in my truck
From Bakersfield he hailed
“Tiger By The Tail” he wailed
That acoustic guitar he sure could pluck
(Betcha thought I was gonna get naughty on that one, huh? It was very difficult to restrain myself.)
All right, I’m on a roll now
From a bag of pinto beans I did remove
A handful of rocks and a piece of dry bean root
Soak ’em I did
Rinsed, boiled and added a lid
Because if not cooked right, dem beans will make you toot
Ok, ok….I’m done.
Somebody stop me before I try to rhyme Nantucket.