And now, a demonstration of why I write prose rather than poetry: Odes to my family, in limerick style. I framed these for them last Christmas. They were not impressed.
There once was a girl from Bellaire
Who daily did straighten her hair
A fast swimming teen
A Facebooking Bean
She can never decide what to wear
2. Clark: High school debate & robotics, Dallas Cowboys biggest fan, you know him from the ADHD-world in the Clark Kent Chronicles. I wrote such amazing limericks on Clark, I couldn’t limit this post to just one.
There lives here a boy named Clark
He treats school much like a lark
If he ever gets through
What he’s started to do
We are sure he will leave quite a mark
A dramatic and unruffled soul
A haircut a lot like a bowl
Witten’s best fan
Homework not in his plan
To be a big dork is his goal
3. Suz: Middler schooler whose hygiene habits indicate she is not yet interested in boys . Loves dogs, swimming, and disagreeing.
Amanda Susanne is her name
Contrariness is her main game
She’s strong and she’s tall
She likes dogs best of all
But her showering skills are quite lame
There once was a man from St. Croix
With a fanny as fine as a boy’s
I may give him heck
But I love his red neck
He inspires the name Road to Joy
You’re welcome for the awesomeness. Please, share some of your own in the comments. And don’t make me pull y’all for inappropriate content. The cyber police are out there.
p.s. I’m working on a book this week. Saving my prose for Going for Kona. Only so much of the good stuff to go around.