I wrote this for a workshop, a kyoka about Texas. My apologies to Texans everywhere.
A kyoka is a poem like a limerick that makes fun of politicians or events.
Syllables: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. Rhyming is not necessary, but you may.
Texans spin big yarns
like Granny’s week long potluck,
greasy-spoon stirred slop.
Big talk fueled by big bucks.
Thanks to cowboy big oil wells.
Big wells need big feet
for clomping through horsey dung
Cross fields to oil rigs.
Horsey clean up never done
while those horses poop big mounds.
Big, big, cowboy bucks!
Oil barrels worth in millions!
Ridin’ to the rigs
through dung while wearing stetsons.
Those hats carry ten gallons.
Ten gallons of oil.
Money to be super-sized.
Texans need more space
to stretch out big feets and thighs
while counting up big oil loot.
Copyright 2006 JO Janoski
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