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On “Child-proof Safety Caps”: A poem about getting old
Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 7, 2008. 1225 views. ID = 1078

On “Child-proof Safety Caps”

Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 7, 2008. 1225 views. ID = 1078
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I haven’t seen any limericks on this site. Are they outlawed? I know some people hate them. But they do lend themselves to certain subject matter.

In this case the subject has to do with old age. You probably need some years under your belt to appreciate the thought behind this. If you’re as old as I am, and have tried to get some of those pill bottles open, and if you have ever observed the amazing capabilities of children in this field, then you know what I’m talking about.
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This post is Part 3 of a writing series titled Old Age.

As our bodies head over the hill,
We pick up a whole bag of news ills,
And look for some kids
To open the lids
On our growing collection of pills.


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This post has been awarded 21 stars by 6 readers.
This post is Part 3 of a writing series titled Old Age. The next part of this series can be found here: Old Age and Modern Technology.

Comments


Douglas
Apr 7, 2008
I think this may be the first limerick on the site. They're only outlawed if they're dirty, and unfortunately, many people consider that to be part of the definition of a limerick.
   ~Posted by Douglas, Apr 7, 2008

Katie
Apr 7, 2008
Haha! I love limericks! It's about time someone posted one. :-)

   ~Posted by Katie, Apr 7, 2008

Mathax
Apr 8, 2008
What is a limerick?
   ~Posted by Mathax, Apr 8, 2008

lostcerebellum
Apr 9, 2008
Basically, a limerick is a form of poetry with five lines--two long, two short, and one long. To get detailed, it has three metrical feet in lines 1, 2, and 5, and two metrical feet in lines 3 and 4. Also, lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other, and lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

Here’s one you might be familiar with.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock

   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 9, 2008



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