A Limerick

Poem By Mahfooz Ali

Poetry inspired me early on.
A quirky only child,
I spent a fair amount of time reading alone
in my pale blue bedroom
or in a wooden playhouse in my backyard.
I wasn’t entirely antisocial,
but found many of my best friends
in a parallel universe of words
occupying a small bookshelf in my closet.
And while I never considered myself a poet,
I composed silly limericks
while the neighbourhood kids played dodge ball.

Comments about A Limerick

Poetry inspired me. Beautiful words.
As Shahid rightly said your poem is not a limerick A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1,2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming whatever it was fine anjali


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