Sunday, March 20, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Limerick

Frank O'Panzetta
A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem  composed in a strict rhyme scheme.  The origin of the limerick is not known, however, it is generally believed that it references the County of Limerick in Ireland.

The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth usually rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; while the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyme with each other, but have only two feet of three syllables.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this week, we invited St. Joseph’s Hospital’s very own Frank O’Panzetta, Director of Human resources, to pen a limerick for our blog.


                      Some might find the limerick form odd,
                 But we thought we would give it a nod.
                 To honor St. Pat,
                 Who could argue with that,
                 Afterall, the bones are the frame for the bod.

                So let’s keep those bones healthy and strong;
                Nourished and aligned where they belong.
                And if something is seen,
                Where we must intervene,
                Rest assured that we’ll all get along.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I was happy you posted my verse.
    I’m glad that I commented – first!
    It’s a fabulous team
    The best that we’ve seen
    Kudos! To the doctors and nurse(s).

    -Frank O'Panzetta