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A clerihew is a form of short humorous verse, typically biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view, but there is more to a clerihew. What is clerihew in poetry (complete definition)?
celebrity, humor, people, tribute,
The late great comic legend, Don Rickles
never failed to deliver belly-busting giggles
He always served his dish of comedy raw
His insult jokes stung, yet made one guffaw
Date written: 06/21/2020...Read More
OGHAM an old scribe
Ogham was his name
in Ireland he once found fame
his symbols sadly did not catch on
but on stone they still live...Read More
WISDOM OF CHILDREN
grandmother, grandson, humor,
My handsome, grandson, Eduardo, such a clown
Knows how to turn Grandma's ideas upside down.
When asked: "Sweetheart, can you feel yourself growing?"
His response: "Can you feel yourself shrinking", his comedic side showing!
appreciation, art, celebrity, people,
The late, great legendary American crooner, Frank Sinatra
did things "My Way." His signature song was also his mantra
Such a fine actor he was, too; even won an Academy...Read More
Next To Go
celebrity, change, discrimination,
They want to tear down Captain Cook*,
They're giving him a evil look,
They want him to give back their land,
But Jim can't really understand.
*The "Black Lives Matter" movement in Australia has talked of pulling down the...Read More
Lady Bird Johnson
environment, leadership, tree, woman,
We made fun of how she pronounced her words
And laughed when the press called her 'Lady Bird'
But Mrs. Lyndon Johnson was a gracious First Lady, who gave ecology a push
analogy, appreciation, celebrity, people,
A last name? Nah! It's not necessary for Adele.
That voice! Oh my, she's quite the singing angel!
Greek Orator Demosthenes
Demosthenes was 'de most' famous of orators in ancient Greece!
His "Philippics" attacking King Philip of Macedonia is considered a masterpiece!
History recorded this and many other of his incisive orations,
For which he received well-deserved thunderous 'ovulations'!
A decent, virtuous family man
abuse, leadership, political,
Introducing the Democrats' presumptive Presidential nominee
A fine, decent, virtuous family man, Mr. Joseph Biden
What's this? Sexual assault charges?
Hmph! Another sexual predator in hidin'...Read More
appreciation, encouraging, poetry,
Goodwill Ambassador Gershon
Kind, joyful poet, my assertion
Never tries to lampoon or deride
His poetry leaves us happy inside
As this COVID-19 pandemic rages all around us, how encouraged I am when poets, like Gershon and others, use...Read More
Profile in Prejudice
courage, death, prejudice,
Mrs. Elinor Roosevelt championed society's outcasts
Asians, widows, orphans, blacks -- all those downcast
Yet as six million perished in World War Two
She refused to speak up for a single Jew...Read More
for her, people, political,
The devil despatch her,
Put up people's backs
With a miserable Poll Tax....Read More
Verdi Opera Pasta
Verdi ha scritto molte opere
tante quante sono le forme di pasta
ma solo la pasta può essere
goduto in meno di tre ore.
Verdi wrote many operas
as many as there are shapes of pastas
but here’s a point...Read More
On The Nose
abuse, child, corruption,
From Cardinal Pell*
Emanates a nasty smell,
His malodorous trial
Resulting in obscene denial.
*The High Court of Australia has upheld Pell's appeal against his conviction for child abuse, despite the evidence tendered. The disgrace continues........Read More
A lost season
the Wuhan bat
we've already seen quite enough of that
the Baseball bat, sadly sequestered,
closeted now, we cannot bear to look, it festered....Read More
Specific Types of Clerihew Poems
Read wonderful clerihew poetry on the following sub-topics:
celebrities, christmas, fame, friends, funny, kids, love, nature, school, spongebob, trump
Definition | What is Clerihew in Poetry?