MY LIMERICK OBSESSION
these limericks, an obvious obsession,
are a form of psychotic expression.
it`ll last for a while,
and I`ll wear a smile;
it`s part of my manic depression...
I call these things limericks,
but they land like a ton o' bricks.
some people don't like 'em,
so I just say, spike 'em,
if you can't enjoy my bag o' tricks.
this is my one-thousandth post;
my brain has turned to burnt toast.
a trained seal's silly tricks,
or the dreams of an undisturbed ghost.
well, here it is twelve-twenty-one,
with six limericks already done.
I need to slow down
before I can drown
in the ink as I just let it run.
my fingers just keep...
my limericks are sometimes repetitive,
and other times read like they're meditative.
I don't know going in
if it's something akin
to something I wrote as a sedative.
I think I could save about twelve percent
if I squeezed out one more on the page as I went;
I think I can get eight.
oh man! at that rate,
it's gotta be worth about...
the stuff that I've written so far today
hasn't inspired me in any big way.
it's not a load of crap;
I just want a bit more slap,
where a little bit of sting...
all these limericks have a narrative line;
if you read them all together you'll be doing fine.
the man behind them will come into form;
bit by bit he'll fit a manic...
there's lots of these limericks here;
you don't need to read them, my dear.
I talk to myself
put it up on the shelf.
perhaps I'll edit them next year.
or maybe I'll just leave...
WHO I'M WRITING FOR
I don't like to write just to be writing,
but I've always found it to be exciting.
it's entirely unplanned,
and it gets out of hand,
and here I write, just to...
THE VELOCITY OF LIMERICKS
eleven of these in an hour,
I'm hoping it doesn't go sour.
I'm inviting you in
for the thick and thin,
but now I'm off for a shower :)
that is a good...