A Fool's Heart

A Fool's Heart

A Poem by William Michael Reeves
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Lesson 3: Irish Limerick

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Eye Do

A guy has his eye on a gal --
wants to be much more than a pal.
She stood on her ground
till these words he found,
"Together, forever we shall!"

A Fool's Heart (suite of limericks)

The gent who gets caught in a vice,
is dumb as the same ol' device
that pinched off 'is brain
so 'e can't explain
how this fool's head got in it twice.

An idiot faces the crowd ...
fearless, he lies, 'cause he's so proud.
Alternative facts
weighed more than the pacts,
that split his tight pants when he bowed.

If a smart-a*s can learn to start
by 'is mouth and foot kept apart,
finds kind acceptance --
wee bit reflectance,
soon warms-up a good neighbors heart.

2022

© 2022 William Michael Reeves


Author's Note

William Michael Reeves
A fool, an idiot and a smartass were in a bar ... and the bartender was a poet!

An Irish Limerick is distinguished by an 8/8/5/5/8 syllable count. A suite is a series of limericks with similar themes or subject. My thanks to Richard for some suggestions that gave these more of an Irish flavor, and for taking the time to teach me all these various forms. Wait'll you read what's next!

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This writing is fun and lovely, the rhyming so excellent and you just leave the poem with a smile on your face! It’s a struggle to pick a favorite, but I adore that they all have the same theme. These poem‘s are definitely gonna bring a smile to the reader. ‘Wee bit of reflectance, soon warm-ups up a good-neighbors heart’. Words of truth. Thank you for sharing!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Thanks. If I can bring a smile to your face, then in the next one shed tears that trace the words I .. read more


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Love the man in crowd splitting pants lol
Great write here enjoyed it thanks 🙏

Posted 5 Days Ago


HA HA HA
Fantastic my dear friend and oh so enjoyable a read as it is getting late here and I am only on the computer for a few minutes...
I think you did so well with this!!

Loved it...
Lisa, time to get off the computer...here in HOT Spain

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


William Michael Reeves

3 Weeks Ago

Somewhere, it is Winter there. Sleep well, and have cool dreams! Thanks Lisa
Lisasview

3 Weeks Ago

You are most welcome my friend... Cool in the house!!
this was a blast to read, alternative facts....LOL great limericks, flowed right into the next, you never disappoint!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Whew! I wouldn't want to have to come up with refunds for my disappointed readers. That line was a b.. read more
Patricia

1 Month Ago

LOL You're welcome :)


this is just what a fella needed first thing .. what am I talking about first thing? I got a train to catch, ding a ling a ling ............................... I luvs a good chuckle sir .. thanks :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Happy to oblige.
Great poems have Richard's mark on them around here. I enjoyed each one and found each humorous and entertaining.

Well done. 😀

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Thanks Tim. Richard has marked me, yes. And my poetry. Invaluable lessons. It was hard to get a good.. read more
A enjoyable read. Sometime, a sweet girl can break our heart twice. I liked the dance of words Williams. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Fool me once, fool me twice. But never thrice. For though the girl was very nice, she baked a cake.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome, William.
This writing is fun and lovely, the rhyming so excellent and you just leave the poem with a smile on your face! It’s a struggle to pick a favorite, but I adore that they all have the same theme. These poem‘s are definitely gonna bring a smile to the reader. ‘Wee bit of reflectance, soon warm-ups up a good-neighbors heart’. Words of truth. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Thanks. If I can bring a smile to your face, then in the next one shed tears that trace the words I .. read more
They are all a fun read! Richard is the best for teaching! Sometime being fool-hearted is the only way to have the courage to do what one wants to do. Again, a fun read! Thank you. Temp

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

That's for sure! Three forms down, seven to go. Thanks friend Temperance.
Temperance

1 Month Ago

You’re welcome!
Nothing like a good limerick. Give it an Irish flavour and it's even better. You have been busy with these Bill. I tried to pick a favourite, but couldn't because I enjoyed them all. Well done and thanks for a bit of Saturday fun. A smile goes a long way these days.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

Thanks Chris. Escaping into our smiles is a good idea. A way out of the condition our condition is i.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

We sure need to escape in these challenging times Bill. Liking your limericks.
I like all of them, and they run the same theme, though each one is unique;; these are fool hearted subjects who do foolish things, but in a humorous way. The rhyme is perfect and I get the Irish tone to it.
Well done.
Best
B.


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William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

It's possible it takes a fool to write about a fool. My attempts at humor may have been foolhardy, j.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You’re not in anyway a fool! And you’re very welcome dear WM…
Best
B.

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William Michael Reeves
William Michael Reeves

Seattle, WA



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I live in Seattle. I have been a nurses aide most of my life and my experiences as a caregiver for people with disabilities has inspired much of my poetry. I love the puzzle of poetry. Expression with.. more..

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