Writing 201: Poetry, Day Four: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

Today , write a poem about the imperfect nature of someone or something.

Today’s form: Limerick

Device : Enjambment

Poetry: Imperfect

Brother, you claim, you’re  the picture of perfection

but, you cannot   live up to our expectation,

What good is your claim

when, you put us all   into  shame

Dear brother the picture of perfection!


Just the other day, he said, ‘yo, Ranu

your friend, named Banu

you say,is an amazing  girl

I , watched her  fall when she tried to twirl

Your amazing friend Banu!’


I kid you not dear brother

your skill, I’d rather

not, bring up

this, your attempt  to balance the cup

broke , was  a poor spectacle, my perfect brother!

………………………….. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry, Day Four: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this poem. We very much admire your skill in rhyming and verse! I think it’s clear that you have innate talent for composing poetry :-).

    All good wishes,


  2. Being a brother with a sister, I can especially enjoy this verse. Even now, well past childhood, we can give each other a hard time. Your writing has detail and energy. It would be something if your brother could write back, using the same form. Hmmm. Thank you!

  3. My dearest sister,

    What a limerick! And I am happy that I was not the “brother” described in the poem, because I do not know of any friend of yours called Banu!


    Thanks for sharing.

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