Here is the first of the poetical rewards I’ve offered to anyone who sponsors me at $5/month. Randy has graciously agreed to share his limerick as a public sample, so you can see what sort of versifying you’re in for if you become a $5 patron.
Randy requested that I write about his cinematic alter ego, who once played the role of Metellus Cimber in Julius Caesar at the Pasadena Playhouse. Seventeen lines and a knife. The horses were offstage.
There was a young man nicknamed Randy
Whose appearance all thought to be dandy
Played football at G T
Then to Hollywood, he,
Where his horse-racing skills came in handy.
As a film star his mien was laconic
Cary Grant was his pal, just platonic?
If the rumours were true
What they both got up to
Would for all of their fans be ironic.
On the screen always ready to fight,
His quick draw put the bandits to flight
Truth and justice prevailed
All the outlaws, he jailed;
He to ladies was always polite.
When the folks in Rock Ridge, overwrought,
Wished for all that a sheriff had ought
To be: fearless and strong
Honest as day is long
Of whom did they all sing? “Randolph Scott!”
[Limerick 13] ©2017 @edevere17 all rights reserved
07 September 2017
This is the web-post version, which may not exactly duplicate what you’d get in a PDF. Layouts may vary from limerick to limerick, as may the number of images. This is all a work in progress.
Randy’s limerick came in at four stanzas, one more than my guarantee of three. You might also get extras, but I can’t promise it. It’s up to my voices, and what you give me to work from.
VERO NIHIL VERIUS