Poetry Fun. C.d. Finley 3/31/14 Period 8. Limericks by Edward Lear from a Book ofNonsense. There was an Old Man of Kilkenny, Who never had more than a penny; He spent all that money, In onions and honey, That Old Man of Kilkenny http :// www.famousliteraryworks.com/limericks.htm.
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There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
He spent all that money,
In onions and honey,
That Old Man of Kilkenny
Have you ever really felt alone,
In a room crowded, with people
With the buzz of conversation,
Ignoring, wanting to decouple? http://thepoetsgarret.com/2009Challenge/form1.html
Have you ever really felt alone,
With someone lying next to you,
And you don't really feel her there,
When you belong to someone new.
Have you ever had to carry on,
That nothing seems to be amiss
And yet your mind is miles away
To where your heart still exists.
Ode to Myself
Just as Walt Whitman would say,
if he were with me today.....
For I have true love inside
Any egotisms have surely died.
The beautiful song that strives to be heard
this song is clearer than any songbird.
There is no reason to feel pity
for my God and his love is always with me.
And I will try to learn as much as I should,
knowing that there are no problems,
just opportunities to be good
Every morning as we rode out training
We would see this dero arrive
Shuffling along, unaware of life around
Clutching his life in a brown paper bag
He would settle into his corner of the bus shelter
His special seat http://thepoetsgarret.com/2014Challenge/form07.html
Rain or shine he'd be there
As we'd ride past.
As we rode past.
He awoke from his alcohol induced slumber
For a minute, once again he was a hero
As he leapt into the air and caught the football
"What a mark" you could hear him say
As he punched the air with his fist
Holding his imaginary ball to the crowd
Then he settled down once more
Into his corner of the bus shelter
His special seat
And we rode on.
Elizabeth it is in vain you say
"Love not" - thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breath it less gently forth - and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love - was cured of all beside -
His follie - pride - and passion - for he died.
In the woods stood a house,
Dog looked through the window,
saw a Cats Prancing past
and he knocked upon the door
"Dog, Dog let me in,"
"I would like to have a drink"
"Cats, Cats come inside,"
"and let's have a cup of Dr. Pepper
Fear moves white nuns and rain plays.
Shadows hunt summer.
Hands hunt a paper.
Nuns diminish yet sheep turn.
The lemons flutter.
The landscapes leave earth.
Fluttering midnight flutters.
A shadow turns mouths.
The yellow tall angels break.
The played ships talk or snow wakes
Rain twists eagerness.
Flustered children hunt the boats.
Blue heat finds stanzas.
Feared priests wake or good men turn.
A tough city carouses.
There once was a man named Stan.
Who ate a frying pan.
But the pan got mad,
To be treated so bad.
They were both smacked by a fan
There once was a man named Joe.
Who ate pizza so slow.
But the pizza hated,
To be eaten by the man.
They were going to step on his toe
C is for Courageous, a brave heart
H is for Hip, ahead of the times
A is for Abilities, for you are blessed with many
R is for Reassuring, a comforting presence
L is for Laudable, your accomplishments are most commendable
E is for Enchanting, a charming presence
S is for Scintillating, you shine brilliantly
D is for Dutiful, a strong sense of responsibility
E is for Eloquent, effortlessly articulate
N is for Noble, an honorable heart
T is for Tantalizing, thrilling the senses
O is for Optimistic, unbeaten by adversity
N is for Nurturing, you bring out the good in people
F is for Funny, a true comedian
I is for Imaginative, a creative mind
N is for Nutty, full of wackiness
L is for Leader, where you go others will follow
E is for Exceptional, simply the best
Y is for Yes, always believing in yourself