The FormForAll lesson at dVerse Poets Pub today is on how to write a limerick. When I read it, my initial reaction was that I don’t do limericks and that there was no way I could write one. And yet, as the afternoon wore on the inkling of a limerick came to mind in between work projects. I finally realized it wasn’t going to leave my head until I wrote and posted it.
This limerick is dedicated to my 17-year-old son who has always been a fan of good cartoons. One of his favorite cartoon producers and animators is Lauren Faust, whose most recent creation is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Part of me wants to scream because he is watching a cartoon called My Little Pony, but then he reminds me that it is about friendship and tolerance. Who can argue with that? So this is my limerick inspired by this interesting turn of events in my son’s (and my) life.
There once was a boy who liked ponies
And he and his friends were called bronies
To his mother’s dismay
He’d watch ponies all day
Saying friendship and love aren’t for phonies