Complicated By Deconstruction

I was sent this poetry challenge:

A short  poem consisting of five anapestic lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables, rhyme and have the same verbal rhythm. The 3rd and 4th lines have five to seven syllables, rhyme and have the same rhythm. Your  words are titillating and shuttlecock. What the hell? It turns out that it is a limerick!

He was  young lad  of hardy stock
Who  sported a back wards shuttlecock
A  maid found this titillating
And  she skipped all the dating
And straddled him right there, on a rock

This  maiden she looks  scintillating
Was standing alone  contemplating
Then  along came a jock
With feathered  shuttlecock
(she found the sensation titillating)

One thought on “Complicated By Deconstruction”

  1. Nice job. I’m sure Kate will laugh when she reads them since she supplied your two words. shuttlecock and titillating. They grow up way too fast. LOL. Thanks for your creativive genius 🙂

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