Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DAY 19 ~ "Clerihew Poem" for 30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth

Let's have some FUN ~ ever heard of a Clerihew Poem? Well, they are FUNNY POEMS ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW (Or not. You can write a clerihew poem about anyone ~ BUT, they ARE intended to be FUNNY 4-line poems about specific people).

Here’s what you do:

There is a little bit of rhyming at the END* going on BUT you don’t have to 
worry about counting beats, words or syllables – no set rhythm at all this time.

FOUR lines:
The FIRST line NAMES the person
* AND the endings of lines 1 and 2 need to rhyme with each other.
Then tell something fun about them and make the last line funny
* AND the endings of lines 3 and 4 need to rhyme with each other. 

Remember, a clerihew poem should be funny.

My sweet, good husband works hard and plays hard and then crashes on the
couch – we have DOZENS of photos of him asleep. I wrote this clerihew poem a few years ago, but I still love it and so I’ll share it as my example.

                          They say Jim Abney is one of the good ol’ boys,
                          To make him happy, just share your toys.
                          He likes to wrestle, laugh and leap,
                          But by afternoon, he falls asleep! 
                                                  © 2011 Stephanie Abney
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Vicki said...

This is a story about our grandson and dogs
It's a way to begin my monologue
We had fun watching them make a mess
As the little babe fed the four-footed rest!

Heidi Murphy said...

I've gotta bail. I'll leave my poem on my blog at www.murph4slaw.blogspot.com

Leanna said...

Jim Abbey is great
this I can state
always doing good deeds
like spraying my weeds.