- Crush on Teacherby Mark Valentine
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Schooled on Limericks! writing prompt entry

I signed up for ‘Intro to Nietzsche’
‘Cuz I had a crush on the teacha
But I didn’t pass
And so, Intro Class
I guess I’ll just have to repeat’cha
I took it again next semester
Once more tried to woo the professor
I waxed ‘ubermensch-y’
Got humbled though when she
Flunked me. Guess I failed to impress her
“The third time’s the charm”, so thought I
And gave it the old college try
An “F” once again
But all’s not in vain
We’re set to be wed come July


Writing Prompt
It's that time of year... back to school! So, to help cheer up those of us who might need that extra smile to happily get back into the routine, your challenge is to write a limerick poem [it can be up to THREE stanzas = three limericks] about school. It can be about a personal experience, it can be about a favorite (or feared!) teacher, it can be about the school cafeteria (or the food therein!), it can be generalized, it can be very, very specific - ideas are as limitless as your imagination.... but your goal is to make us laugh! Only one stipulation: keep it clean, people!! :-)

Remember a limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm. An example is given below (from the famous Edward Lear!)

There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'

Author Notes
"ubermensch" (often translated as "Superman") is Nietsche's concept of the ideal man who fills the nihilistic void by generating his own moral code (or maybe not, like I said, I flunked that class)


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