Who you calling Imperfect?

[Writing 201, Poetry.  DAY 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment–which is a technique they must have taught when I was skipping English class in high school.]

           Who you calling imperfect?

There once was a boy named Donald

Who wanted to  be rich, and grow up to be President

ha ha! said the people as he started to


but he knew what he was doing and had all the cards he needed to


and win the game

opponents screamed like angry cat matrons

and picked on his hair and his noisy patrons

but Donald just said they should “lump it!”

You haven’t a chance, you’re not one of us, they wailed

“is that so?” said Donald as he placed a standing order for tea and crumpets

to serve to his fans to keep them from starving on the campaign trail

His crowd of the faithful grew and grew

’til they filled the land

so they bought him a very big trumpet.








10 responses to “Who you calling Imperfect?”

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks, funny is what I was going for

  1. Bushka Avatar

    He may well be sounding the ‘Last Trumpet’….;)

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      we can only hope 🙂

  2. oneta hayes Avatar

    Gradmama2011, I’ve been wanting to see a sample of limerick with enjambment. Perfect, you nailed it. I had to give up.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      ahh never give up I just write stuff and hope itss not too dumb 🙂

  3. Anne Mehrling Avatar

    What a surprise to find a trumpet at the end! Most amusing.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      rhymes with crumpet… 🙂

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks I was hoping it came out as intended

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