Prompt: Write a Limerick
What to do: Aw, come on. You've heard at least a few of these little diddys -- think Mother Goose or a good ol' humorously lewd bit of fun... Five lines; first two lines rhyme with each other, the third and fourth rhyme together, and the fifth line either repeats the first line or rhymes with it. It is written in anapestic rhythm with an example demonstrated with syllable marks below (the back-slashes are stresses, the dashes are not):
Line 1 - / - - / - - /
Line 2 - / - - / - - /
Line 3 - / - - /
Line 4 - / - - /
Line 5 - / - - / - - /
Prompt inspired by: St. Patrick's Day and the city of Limerick, Ireland (Why not? I've never been there but it looks and sounds like a great place to visit. It is Ireland after all!)
My take on this week's prompt:
A Faerie McClary
There once was a Yank named McClary
Who was incredibly short and quite hairy.
He reinvented his past
claiming birth in Belfast
and passed himself off as a faerie.