Nelson the Roach

Once upon a time, I knew a roach 
A travelling salesman, he'd always fly coach 
One day a crew member called him unclean 
That roach! He created a scene 

Now no one thinks he's yucky
And with the lawsuit money
he started a brooch business
out in Fayette, Kentucky

This was supposed to be my second , or third, attempt at a limerick; everything was fine until I got to the last line. I had to revise it all – now it’s just a freeform poem that dreamed of being a limerick.


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