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A Submission From an Aspiring Llamarickerist

Yes, I got a submission from a REAL LIVE HUMAN named Elizabeth.  Here's the back-story on this:

- In 9th grade honors English class, we had a section entitled "Poetry writing" where we had to write poems for class. Someone suggested limericks, and I wrote several off the top of my head that were frankly, very popular, and sometimes humorous. Anyway, Jeff <Last Name Withheld> (a boy in my class) suggested people give me the first line of a limerick, and I had to write one in 30 seconds or less. The first line of this limerick came from Jeff. The resulting poem was very popular. :)

And here is the masterpiece of this very promising young woman:

There once was a frog in the Rockies

He could run; he was a jockies.

One day he ran

straight into a fan,

and bled all over his sockies.

A truly poignant reminder to avoid whirling blades while running.  I do wonder if the frog was a jockey, or if he was wearing Jockeys (or both)*.  I think that is part of the depth of this piece, creating tension in the reader and allowing us to sympathize with the protagonist.

That last bit was for your English teacher, Elizabeth.  I'm showing how to read far too much into something, but to do so sounding like a scholar.  Using the word "protagonist" always wins points with English teachers.  Remember that and you will go far in Life.

Well done.  Thanks for the submission!

*It is also interesting to note that Jockey makes both underwear on socks, so the reference in the last line may allude to the right interpretation.


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Lola the Llama

I met a llama once in Wonderland where theKids say "Hi," but Hispanic ones just say "HOLA." H-O-L-A, Hola! I walked up to her and asked for a ride I asked for her name and then a high-pitched voice told me Lola L-O-L-A Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo - la

Well I'm not the most zoological guy But when I saw her face, it sent chills down my spine Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand Why they keep them all here in Wonderland Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Well, I saw giraffes and saw chimpanzees But that llama girl had captured me They picked me up and sat me on her back and said "Dear boy how do you like Alpac?" Well, I'm not the most zoological guy, but when I looked in her eyes, well I almost fell for my Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo - la Lo lo lo lo Lo - la Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo - la Lo lo lo lo Lo - la

I got off her back I walked for the gate I was fighting fate I got down on my knees Then I spit at her and she spit at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay And I always want it to be that way for my Lola La-la-la-la Lola So are alpacas really llamas too? It's a mixed up muddled up shook up zoo except for Lola La-la-la-la Lola

CHORUS #2: Well I left home just to see Jack-o And I'd never thought I'd see an alpac-o But Lola llama put me in a fog It's too bad for her the place went to the dogs

Well I'm not the world's most emotional man But when I heard the news I went and ordered a flan Just for Lola La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

*My apologies to The Kinks Go here for an explanation of the tragic story of Lola the llama. 

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What is a Llamarick?

Is it a rhyme?  Is it a Llama?  It seems this time you've found the drama.A play on words.  Some words at play.  The line gets blurred.  The color's gray. This blog is meant for your own writing. So please invent some words exciting. They may not rhyme.  They may be terse.  But be sublime and write in verse! I'll publish those who meet the measure.  I'll share the prose for all to treasure. I put this bee into your bonnet.  Please send to me your rhyme and sonnet. So how should you submit in your best?   Email me here; I'll do the rest.

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A Fresh Start

So why choose a brand new locationTo break from my blogging vacation? I think using verse Will make me be terse And keep me from endless oration.