Introduction to Poetry: Day 5 – Limerick with Keyword ‘Imperfect’.
Most people have heard of Limericks; they’re typically Irish sing song cheery childish poems. They are five lines long with a rhyming scheme of aabba, with the third and fourth lines being the shortest. I was tasked to include ‘imperfect’ in the poem and I could write one limerick or more to create a narrative. I opted for four and decided against cheery narrative. I had never written a limerick before because I worried that my poetry was already rhyming and childish and wanted to avoid a pantomime. Did enjoy writing this though, it was fun! More information on the Introduction to poetry course here.
Helen’s Night Out
Helen feels dejected –
imperfect and disconnected.
Her life is so dull
without any thrill;
friends’ visit was not expected.
Helen lets out a sigh;
friends ask her out but she’s shy.
But then she says yes,
puts on her red dress –
a bottle of courage she’ll buy.
Helen is out of control –
needs more drink to be life and soul.
She’s over the top,
friends want her to stop –
she’s drunk and a total asshole.
Helen can’t be contained –
friends turn away not entertained.
She meets a new guy
gets coat and says bye;
cause of death was never explained.