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8/8/2019

Poetry form: Clerimerick Couplets  (A hybrid form composed of a Clerihew, Limerick and 2 rhyming Couplets.  

The Clerihew has been described as the literate cousin of the Limerick.  So I thought, hey, why not get the cousins together for this one!   Then two rhyming couplets showed up to the party and voilà!  - Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo!

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Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 Corsica is where he got his start One of the greatest commanders in history His manner of death a 200-year-old mystery Napoleon played it close to the vest With his armies he was always the best But 'twas nothing he could do When he met his Waterloo Lived his last few years under house arrest Napoleon drank the water and headed for the loo He did nothing different than you or I could ever do Be kind to your skin and protect your bone-a-parts Remember that's where good hygiene starts!

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Date: 9/16/2019 9:42:00 AM
GREAT. Tough to try.
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Date: 9/16/2019 9:42:00 PM
Anisha, I appreciate your encouragement. You can do it too :) ~Mark
Date: 8/29/2019 1:38:00 PM
wow great example! this one will be very hard for me, we will see! great one Mark :)-luloo
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Date: 8/29/2019 1:42:00 PM
Thank you, Lu Loo. I look forward to your entry! ~Mark
Date: 8/25/2019 2:20:00 PM
Oh so clever the couplets had me giggling mark:-) thanks for the inspiration:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/25/2019 2:48:00 PM
I’m glad you liked it, Jan! ~Mark
Date: 8/17/2019 3:04:00 PM
This is so much fun to read, makes history easy, extra points for the charming title!
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Date: 8/17/2019 9:42:00 PM
Such a nice comment, Michelle. Thank you very much! ~Mark
Date: 8/12/2019 1:03:00 PM
Ooh the climerick couplets! That was just waiting to be invented! Great fun Mark. Particularly like the last bit, the couplets, love a bit of silliness!
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Date: 8/12/2019 2:38:00 PM
Ah, Nina, you've made my day! Thank for the upbeat comment! ~Mark