Limericks

Kicking around the idea of writing a collection of limericks, I need some practice though…

Coyotes howling in the night

People in bed shake with fright

But I actually think

They’ve enjoyed a bit of drink

And now they are out for a bite

Oldie but goodie: Conan

My friend lent me some of his books as we were chatting about different styles of writing and how I’m exploring them. He’s been reading fantasy since he was a kid. Among his favorites are the Conan stories. I’m loving them. Finished the first book, but it’s honestly a bit of a collection of shorter stories, sort of like Sherlock Holmes. I believe they were written for one of those fantasy/science fiction magazines that used to contain a collection of shorter stories. It means that each story is compact and exciting.

Conan is a fantastic character. Reckless, young, strong and more than a bit self centered he is like an ancient cowboy roaming the world and taking what he wants. It is fun to read them now having watched Conan films staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and even played the recently released video game MMO created around those stories.

As a writer it’s great to read them to get a sense of what worked at the time and get a feel for a different style and purpose. I’m looking forward to reading even more and honing my own skill. Until then, cheers!

Journey

Through the forest and jungles we march.

Slow and steady through thick marsh.

Across deserts and dark valleys so long.

Dry and hot sun pounding, we walk on.

We must continue post haste.

For you mustn’t a precious moment waste.

Raise your arms with great strength.

Shout at the sky for being so high.

Climb on up into the heavens.

For no one can deny your presence.

Warm and gleeful will be the greeting.

Happy that I will finally be meeting,

The real you.

Wimp

I realize I’ve something lacking.

You say it is my gut relaxing.

I believe it’s my mind still turning.

That stops my heart always burning.

If you lose patience and move on,

I cannot blame you for your action.

I’m a wimp and a coward at that.

All I’ve done so far is sat.

But please remember my lack of time,

That I’ve invested in women divine.

For surely I will come around.

I just pray that when I do it’s you I’ve found