This Day in History Entry #113

April 12th, 2011 by Wordsman

Try to put yourself in Yuri’s place
Just imagine what he had to face
But it must have been fun
Riding in Vostok One
And becoming the first man in space

Event: Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space
Year: 1961
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4 Responses

  1. A Fan Says:

    I like it a lot, but doesn’t the meter work better if you just drop the word “try” from line 1?

  2. Dragon Says:

    I’m not sure what you mean. It’s 9-9-6-6-9 for syllables and nothing seems emphasized weirdly to me.

  3. A Fan Says:

    Then drop “try,” “just” and “and.”

    I like 8 beat lines better than 9.

  4. Dragon Says:

    Then write your own history limericks.

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