Day 25 in the #NaPoWriMo Challenge


Day 25’s optional prompt, is to write something short and just a bit (or a lot) silly – the Clerihew~ via The NaPoWriMo Website

These are rhymed, humorous quatrains involving a specific person’s name. You can write about celebrities, famous people from history, even your mom (hopefully she’s got a good name for rhyming with).


So with “Day 25’s Prompt” I have chosen an example in this Form of Poetry by the founder, Edmund Clerihew Bentley, and then Four examples from “Shadows of Poetry Website“.

Then after that I have posted a Poem I have recently written that is not in-line with todays prompt!

Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!



Sir Humphrey Davy

Abominated gravy.

He lived in the odium

Of having discovered sodium.

By Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956)



Four examples from “Shadows of Poetry” are:


Garfield the cat

On his rear he sat.

Eating lasagne galore.

Al about the décor.

James & Marie Summers (2000)


The Road Runner

always almost a goner;

when attacked in manner dread,

Wile E. suffers intended fate instead…

Alan McAlpine Douglas (2004)


Star Trek’s frowning Klingon Worf

challenges a squeamish metamorph

to eating a wormlike gagh dinner;

Worf of course was the winner!

Diana Dalton (2004)


Corporal Klinger,

M.A.S.H.’s best ringer,

in dress, heels and snear,

won “Kook of the Year.”

James Dean Chase (2004)



Trials and Tribulations

As I wake upon another day

I am faced yet again

With more trials and tribulations…

Why in this life: I am unsure,

Of what lessons are still to be learned…

But I’m letting go; looking forward,

And moving on now…

As I need to focus on the time I have left here

To be peaceful, happy and whole

Not weighed down by others

Selfish negativity & childish games!

© debradml (2015)



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