Larry and the Berry There once was a boy named Larry. He had a big fat berry. He spit on the berry. It turned into a cherry, that gobbled up poor Larry. His friend, Jerry, opened up the berry. Out climbed Larry. Larry took the berry. He put it in the dryer, and he set it on fire. What a big liar was he!
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
I wrote this form breaking limerick as a kid during a summer writing program at Leonardo’s in Enid, Oklahoma in the mid-90s. At the time I was heavily into the 3 Stooges, so it amounts to poetic fanfic, which is what most of my earliest writings in the 5th grade consisted of. It’s one of my oldest writings that still survives.
Id Biscuits is D.L. Lang's sixth poetry book. This 200 page volume contains topical poetry, autobiographical poems, spiritual poems, and story poems.