Un-authorised Verses

Un-authorised Verses

A Poem by Norman223

 

Said Shakespeare I may be perverse,

But for writing plays, I’m now averse.

So I’ve invented the sonnet

And with my own style on it

Gone progressively from Bard to Verse.

 

Vampire Bats have a bad reputation

A result of Bram Stoker’s creation

For Dracula’s version of sex

Was biting nubile girls’ necks

To engender more vampire creation.

 

The published limericks of Edward Lear

 Were not always, funny, I fear.

One or two made me smile

.But after a while,

I found most of them really quite drear.

 

 

 

© 2018 Norman223


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You did so well and refrained entirely from sin ( until that dreadful pun crept in).
Otherwise you handled the ludicrous in a manner almost totally scrupulous.
Now as to praise of your craft, good grief, where can I begin?
Sweetness and spice, the naughty, the nice mixed into something quite scrumptious.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Norman223

1 Year Ago

Loved the rhyming critique,Delmar. In my defence however, even at my age,I have to indulge in the o.. read more
Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

Tho I curse them publicly to maintain a stodgy reputation the puns are my co-conspirators in a priva.. read more



Reviews

You did so well and refrained entirely from sin ( until that dreadful pun crept in).
Otherwise you handled the ludicrous in a manner almost totally scrupulous.
Now as to praise of your craft, good grief, where can I begin?
Sweetness and spice, the naughty, the nice mixed into something quite scrumptious.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Norman223

1 Year Ago

Loved the rhyming critique,Delmar. In my defence however, even at my age,I have to indulge in the o.. read more
Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

Tho I curse them publicly to maintain a stodgy reputation the puns are my co-conspirators in a priva.. read more
i really enjoyed these three wonderful limericks, something i haven't tried yet...:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Stella Armour

1 Year Ago

well, i have just posted a villanelle that i hope you might enjoy, but i will certainly try writing .. read more
Norman223

1 Year Ago

You might like to see my solitary villanelle (more a parody really) on page 18 . "To 'Ell Wiz ze .. read more
Stella Armour

1 Year Ago

ok, I will... see what you think to mine as well.
Three limericks for the price of one! Your wit is in fine form, my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

I have to pack 'em in fast these days Samuel, whilst I
can still remember why I'd written .. read more
Poetic license guaranteed our Norm's just gone and sowed a seed.... T'riffic sir, t'riffic indeed.......Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago


A lovely bout of tongue-in-cheek satire! First & most, I love the way your witty mind makes connections between things that are not even slightly similar, bringing these things together into a string of limericks that are hilarious & entertaining! Secondly, you know you do the best limericks anywhere. And last but not least, I love the way your limerick progression seems to go "downhill" from the lofty Shakespeare to what is seemingly a self-parody in disguise! *wink! wink!* Love the way your gray matter bubbles (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Such a fun smile and more - clever, enjoyable: words to wonder at, words to remember! Thank you for adding a some brightness to a wet and dreary day, Norman.

If i had to choose a stand-out stanza, guess it would be the first or third, or perhaps the second!

Many the chocolate bunnies be kind to you. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


This is great Norman it really is. I enjoyed immensely thank you. I would love you take on my newest work

Posted 1 Year Ago


Three excellent limericks, Norman.

You have the gift of wit required for such a timeless form of poetic verse.

I particularly like the vampire bats one. I saw a documentary on them once, and geez, they are nasty critters!

I enjoyed the write. Witty and fun.

Posted 1 Year Ago


you are so clever...and damn those vampire bats. And those necks adorned with...

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Now approaching the age of 88 I enjoy writing as an optimistic exercise in keeping senility at bay, for I now accept old age as being unavoidable. Basically,although a fairly serious person, I prefe.. more..

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