Poetry in motion

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, no
Five and dime, not here
At Dedham Corporate Center

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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."

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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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)

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Count me in

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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...)

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Because I feel compelled to mention Nantucket

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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.

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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!

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We need a good T one

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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.

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Ochen ploja, gaspadin!

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MBTA worker said ha!
Boston subway goes not very far.
It is lazy and slow,
Like Americans, you know.
Subway rides you in Moskva!

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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

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Meter?

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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)

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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

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Norwood-Westwood?

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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.

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Bruins vs Canadiens

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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.

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Bruins, Also

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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.

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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Forest Hills

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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.

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