I had to give myself an easier form of poetry after attempting some rather tricky ones. The following is a ruba’i, from the Arabic for “four,” and consists of four line stanzas in the form of AABA. Enjoy, but not too much because you might end up jizzing your pants before you’re ready.
The Premature Rubaiyat of the Cockatiel
by Drew Kelly
The cockatiel had never tandem flown
Ne’er been shown love with kisses blown
But tucked away from naked eye
With many a seed still left unsown
Now perching impatiently in a denim cage
The cockatiel shows its early age
Lifting off and screeching wildly
Finishing before it takes the stage
And when at last it’s given green light
Too late (or early) was its flight
So left to wallow in its soiled room
Is the cockatiel in sticky night.