Sunday, April 29, 2012

CCXCVII - A Vampire named Flynn


 dVerse had the topic "Vampires".

A Vampire named Flynn.

There was a young vampire named Flynn,
A disgrace to his bloodsucking kin.
He was reduced to a wreck
By the smooth skin of a neck
And blood sent him into a spin,
A spin,
And blood sent him into a spin.

His origin was pure Hungarian,
But his diet was strict vegetarian.
He ate lots of fruit,
Played songs on a lute,
And wanted to be a librarian,
Librarian,
And wanted to be a librarian.

And so that is the tale of young Flynn,
Who never had blood on his chin.
He drank chamomile teas,
Ate soups of green peas
And custard, without any skin.
Any skin,
And custard, without any skin.
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© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery
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20 comments:

  1. I've got to hand it to you, with that limerick base and that Pirates of Penzance lyrical skip after each verse, you've made the vampire a another creature in Edward Lear's menagerie. Fabulous!

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  2. Yes, I was thinking too that you would have made Mr. Lear proud.
    BTW, can we hear you sing it?

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  3. ha this is such a charming vampire..the custard without any skin made me laugh out loud..i bet he gives a good librarian..smiles

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  4. Wonderful. Now THIS is MY kind of vampire.

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  5. ha, how fun...a vampire that marches to a different drummer...to each his own...we all have to find ours and not just accept our fate...this was fun

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  6. I like the limerick spin...fun and enjoyable ~

    http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.ca/2012/04/poetics-vampires.html

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  7. You are so creative... this is so entertaining, I love it.

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  8. This was certainly entertaining to read. Poor Flynn!

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  9. you know i'm never poetic but i had been obsessed with handsome, kind-hearted vampires nowadays thanks to the Twilight movies.. i had to check this out of your obsession; and i found your poem so charming!

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  10. I too would enjoy hearing this in the form of a song. The iterations work so well, thank you.

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  11. I like the way you used limericks with the extension in each one. Very fun style and very fun read. Thanks

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  12. Love the limericks, had me smiling. Hadn't seen the variation at the end. The vegetarian vampire had me cracking up. Good write.

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  13. Loving the sing-song yet macabre flavor to this one!

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  14. Loving the sing-song yet macabre flavor to this one!

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  15. That was great fun and clever!

    And congratulations! You've won a Limerick-Off Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 59

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  16. This reminds me too of Edward Lear poems...I love it!!! :)

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  17. Bravo a limerick style poem ! :O)

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  18. Very funny! Now that's my kind of vampire.

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  19. Lord, Cosmo, this was the perfect anti-prompt answer! I was humming along, I think it was Gilbert and Sullivan. Or was it Monty Python? Excellent, buoyant verse, congrats on the image (she's primed and ready), followed by this surprising twist! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/05/02/driving-lesson/

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