Short limerick on vampire phenomenon.

This is my first attempt to write a limerick, ever. After reading the theory and few examples and attempts made by others, I came up with limerick (hopefully it can be counted as one) expressing my ideas regarding the current vampire phenomenon.

I am dark and mysterious man,

whose life is of too long span,

senility is my alibi,

to invite a surgeon by

and ensure that no girl becomes a nun.

Thanks a lot for reading my poem. I hope you liked it. Also, feel free to leave a comment.

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  • lxdollarsxl on Jan 9, 2011

    Bravo, really its a very good attempt – to say you cannot do it i think is an understatement, this is far better than quite a lot i have read.

  • lxdollarsxl on Jan 9, 2011

    hope your entering this or another in the competition if so remember you need to post this link to the competition page.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jan 9, 2011

    Thanks. I did not expect such a positive feedback. I think I already posted the link to that page. Though, do I need to post the entire limerick there too?

  • Starpisces on Jan 9, 2011

    very good, very challenging! From what I know (a little) about limerick poems, your this poem has made it! See, the 1st,2nd & 5th lines rhyme (for “nun”, the slang will make it rhymes with “man” and “span”… and then the 3rd & 4th lines also rhyme by themselves.
    I may come up with one myself, it’s fun and challenging, hahaha.
    One day, you may write haiku also, but just for your info, many people count the syllables wrongly, some may sound like 2 syllables but actually 1. I always refer to the counting guide link to check before every posting.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jan 9, 2011

    Thanks. Haha, then I will rather never write a haiku as I have problems counting syllables even in my language.

  • Jimmy Shilaho on Jan 9, 2011

    What did you call it? I was very good in literature but never got to grasp the various forms of poetry.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jan 9, 2011

    Limerick. Though, I had no idea this form of poetry existed until few recently too. I got the idea here – . :)

  • Starpisces on Jan 9, 2011

    Hi Michal, I always counted the syllables wrongly too, but can refer to this guide :
    You will be surprised by the way the syllables are counted.
    However, it’s okay if it’s wrong, as to me, there’s no fixed rules in most things, just be happy, hahaha.
    I don’t know when I can write the limerick poem, as not easy right,but you did it quite well.

  • SharifaMcFarlane on Jan 10, 2011

    Good job Michal.

  • SharifaMcFarlane on Jan 10, 2011

    I like the theme too ;-)

  • lxdollarsxl on Jan 15, 2011


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  • Shy Less on Feb 4, 2011

    Lol i liked it!

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