The Filthiest Limerick


I went to the city of Limerick

A place where Irish accents were quite thick

Now I must break form

And give up rhyming norms…



To tell you that Limerick, Ireland is a gray post-industrial dirt clump of a city

Kind of like Hartford, Connecticut

But with the occasional run-down castle

No, not quaint old museum-like ones

These castles look flat-out broken

And imagine these collapsing stone structures next to the smog-belching factories

The thumbnail image seems pretty representative of Limerick

Maybe my expectations were too high, or something

Nobody spoke in verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba

And, you know, that pissed me off

  • June 9, 2016