By adamg on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 11:00pm Steve Sherlock is composing poems for each stop on the Franklin Line - in "sherku" (like haiku, but with two more syllables) - for example: No family store, noFive and dime, not hereAt Dedham Corporate Center Neighborhoods: Topics: The TFree tagging: Commuter rail, franklin line Tweet WidgetFacebook Like Comments I think limericks would have I think limericks would have been better. A pity there's no stop in Pawtucket There once was a man from South Acton ... just doesn't have the same zing. Anderson RTC A grieving mother started a fight Over a Woburn superfund site Infamous litigation Begat Anderson Station With trains to Boston and shuttles to flights OK There once was a man from South Station Whose bum felt a rumbling sensation "It's these seats on the train", He was quick to explain, "The least-padded seats in the nation." Suldoghttp://jimsuldog.blogspot.com Headed North One recent night at North Station The place was packed with Bruin Nation If I can't shove and whine My way to track 9 "MUD" will be my new appellation (edited for meter) Count me in Getting off at Roslindale Village Step around the sippy-cup spillage For their housing dollar, More space and less squalor Brings parents JP- and Somervillish (Hey, you try to rhyme with Village...) Because I feel compelled to mention Nantucket There once was a man from Nantucket Whose wet floor required a bucket So to Highland he went With Roche Brothers intent But they were out so he said f*** it. Limerick Challenge I am scurrying to get my rhyming dictionary so I can join in the fun here. As I was checking into the nature of the limerick I found that Yesterday's Island actually has a limerick challenge going that picks up on a classical one around Nantucket and Pawtucket. You can find the challenge here:http://www.yesterdaysisland.com/limerick/limerick.php Enjoy! We need a good T one There once was MBTA worker Who said the T should work better But everyone said NO So the worker went back to their home of Moscow, where the trains must surely work better. I know, not that good. Ochen ploja, gaspadin! MBTA worker said ha! Boston subway goes not very far. It is lazy and slow, Like Americans, you know.Subway rides you in Moskva! There was a lady from Franklin Well, you got me going folks, as soon as I finish the sherku on the Franklin Line, I'll be looking to complete a set of limericks to go along with each station. There once was a lady from Franklin who trained in to Boston to do her banking but when she got there she spent the money on her hair and returned all shiny and swanking more of these will appear at quiet poet Meter? 9 12 5 8 9 is not a limerick. It's a lemonrick. Once a young lady from Franklin Rode the train into Boston for swanking. She borrowed the fare To get herself there. To get back she went into banking. (Funny is extra) Well let's try again She went with her boy from Norwood Whose motives it seems were no good For once they got there She did her hair and he left with another from Westwood Norwood-Westwood? 8 8 5 4 10? ... almost. And the rhyme of Norwood with Westwood? Yeesh. A carpenter hailing from Norwood Rode trains more often than he should. But noone was finer Than ticket-punch Dina, And his boss sent him out to get more wood. Bruins vs Canadiens The Bruins this year have been cracking But certainly haven't been slacking So let's make some noise For Tim and the Boys And send them Canadien Habs home packing. Bruins, Also They got all the way to game seven But they lost before getting to heaven They ran out of gas And got kicked in the ass And just like them, I can't come up with a good finisher. Suldoghttp://jimsuldog.blogspot.com In All Fairness They deserve major props for over-achieving. I enjoyed watching hockey for the first time in years. Suldoghttp://jimsuldog.blogspot.com Forest Hills Forest Hills has both, you see: Arboretum and Cemetery On one side of the tracks You can walk and relax, On the other side push up daisies.