The celebrity simpleton, Mr. Bean,
Had a bad time cooking beans,
Said aloud, “The hurt in your belly,
Just needs a whole lot of jelly.”
The form involved here is a Clerihew. A clerihew is a whimsical, biographical humorous verse:
1. They are four lines long; 2. The first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other; 3. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person; 4. A clerihew should be funny.
You needn’t limit clerihews to people you know, but remember, the clerihew is humorous, not satirical.
Shared at Lots of Laughter (April Prompts – Clerihew)
Written as part of the April A to Z in 26 Days challenge, and 30 poems in 30 days, NaPoWriMo challenge.