The Prompt: Journey.
The Form: Limerick.
- Limericks are traditionally composed of five lines of verse.
- The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.
The Device: Alliteration.
Today’s device, alliteration, is all about using the same consonant multiple times in close proximity: think “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,” or “Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty” (thanks, Axl!).
Here’s my attempt:
A start, out of ovum at last
to a world so vile, viciously vast
helpless, with no veins of steel
when the terrorific truths reveal
and lies, finals feign to fly so fast.