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« on: June 21, 2017, 11:35:19 am »
I did some searching and found a haiku thread, a general poem thread, but naught else, so instead of the poetry you normally see here, so serious, and often philosophical, here you can put limericks. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EXPLICITLY SEXUAL.

For those of you who don't know, a limerick is a form of poetry that has a special rhyming pattern, that is normally AABBA. Because of such, there are normally 5 or a multiple of five lines to these poems. The name's origin is nearly unknown, but it supposedly comes from the city in Ireland. A limerick normally comes with a funny context, because of it's awkward rhythm. An example of a limerick that nearly everyone has heard some form of:

There once was a man of Peru,
who drempt he was eating his shoe.
He woke with a fright,
in the middle of the night,
to find that his dream had come true.

As seen above the A rhyme is generally longer than that of the B rhyme. There is no syllabic limit to a limerick, but the one above, which uses a common pattern, has the pattern 8-8-5-7-8.

There once was a lady of good Alabama.
She did call up her old mama.
They met up for the first time in a while,
while standing there next to the hay pile.
Those good ol' women from 'Bama.
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