Poetry Challenge 7: Post Your Clerihews!
I need another week!
But challenges are delicate things, and not to be trifled with.
What part was hard for you? For me, the anachronisms didn’t really happen. Although I did manage to put my subjects into situations in which we don’t ordinarily think of them.
Also, did you find yourself wanting to write about people you like or people you don’t like? I ended up writing about people I mostly like, and I think this may have been a rookie mistake. There’s not much bite in that. (And I’m thinking I may write another or two before the day is done. Can you believe, I’m having a hard time thinking of someone I dislike, besides popular performers? I know there must be someone… I guess this reflects my reading habits: the down-side of my trail-of-delight theory.)
Josh’s Marx poem, on the other hand, certainly doesn’t indicate any affection on his part for the politically autistic Karl, and I did find it quite funny. He reads people he hates so he can critique them intelligently.
Since Josh posted his clerihew ahead of time, I’ll start things off by re-posting for him in the comments below, and then adding mine. Let’s post one clerihew per comment.