Sunburn Limerick

Sunburn Limerick
Sunburn Limerick

SUNBURN LIMERICK

I

As swimmers our clothing is smaller

even worse for those standing taller

more skin surface in sun

without sunblock you’re done,

from friendly public service caller.

 

A burn of a fellow named Randall

shot sparks like fire from Roman Candle

his red back in demand

for the color was grand

but he found it too hot to handle.

 

There is a young man named bob

who explained to his friends with a sob

my butt cheeks are red

there’s no more to be said

when I reach for the bathroom doorknob.

 

So my daughter she finds it funny

to go outside when it is sunny

and not wear her sunblock

to try to play with luck

she won’t burn if I offer money.

II

Once a younger lady at Tahoe

who forgot to sunblock for a row

now she’s red as lobster

a color that’s obscure

yet will make her stand out for the show.

 

There is a young man born her brother

who just sat in the sun beside her

now his back is in pain

how like stripped candy cane

each new red spot is bound to blister.

 

They head home with new “oohs” and “aahs”

a new pain from the sun is the cause

this will take time to heal

within days it will peel

it is hard to resist with our paws.

 

So there’s nothing funny about burns

when our humor is least of concerns

thanks to you anapest

I hope giggles protest

as our laughter, it slowly returns.

 

There are those who will be offended

those who have been recently reddened

I just want to help out

cause your smile is a pout

when your life, due to burn, seems ended.

 

Then your skin seems to peel in the night

when your position is never right

you befriend Aloe Plant

your lotion never scant

you will stand, never give up the fight.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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