Sunday, April 30, 2006

TST ORIGINAL POEM: "Clerihew for Tom"

Clerihew for Tom

The inimitable Mr. Cruise
Has bought into ol' L. Ron's ruse.
You can too, if you're wealthy and willing!
Just don't think about taking top billing.


Aura McKnightly said...


Aura McKnightly said...

What does 'clerihew' mean Duke?

Duke Altum said...

I just learned myself actually, so this was just an experiment for the fun of it... it's a light-hearted, hour-line poem with an "abab" rhyming scheme, that usually pokes fun at a celebrity... one of my favorite writers, G.K. Chesterton, wrote them all the time, but I never knew what they were... once I learned, I just thought "Hell, I'll try one." And this is what came out. I don't know why, since I haven't had Cruise on the mind lately or anything, but... well, in the words of an old friend of yours and another fine poet (yeah!)(W. Axl Rose), "take it for what it is."

Duke Altum said...

Sorry, weird typo there... I meant to type "four-line," not "hour-line"!?!

Aura McKnightly said...

Very interesting Duke. Had never heard of them. Gonna see the movie? It's getting some good reviews.....for an action movie!

And in the words of G. Lee, 'take yourself a friend'.

Just think that's funny...doesn't really apply to anything we're talking about.