Anyone who watches What the Haiku! will know that I can’t go more than a month without coming back to one of my favourite characters: Dick Tremayne. In his honour then, I have composed some limericks – my first attempts at this form of poetry. Limericks have a fairly strict structure in terms of rhyme and rhythm. I think these came out OK but I’d appreciate your opinions.
There was a sharp dresser named Dick,
Whose antics got on Andy’s wick
He looked way too dapper
Was a potential kidnapper
And nobody warmed to his shtick.
There was a clothes horse named Tremayne
Who interest in others did feign
He owned many sport coats
Gave Shakespearean quotes
But in truth he was largely inane
There once was a man from Twin Peaks
Whose luck seemed to gather in streaks
Though with Lucy a hit
On his nose he was bit
Giving him the most frightful of beaks.
Now Tremayne, he worked for Ben Horne
Men with couture he’d adorn
When faced with rain gear
Inventory systems were clear
Though explaining this brought on a yawn.
A poor orphan boy name of Nicky
Came under the wing of our Dickie
He outfitted him well
Took him out for a spell
But then things became a bit tricky
I wanted to do one more but it’s late now and my mind isn’t working properly. If I think of another one tomorrow, I’ll add it on to the end. I want to do one about the Miss Twin Peaks pageant but it’s just not happening.
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