Brilliance and Madness

Howard Robard Hughes
Famously rich recluse
Dreams led him to the lap of luxury
Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD
Rich playboy aviator Howard Hughes
With movie starlets kept himself amused
Dated Katherine Hepburn
Bette Davis took her turn
And still more, which kept the tabloids confused
Born Howard Robard Hughes to a rich family
With English, Welsh and French Huguenot ancestry
Enjoyed a successful multi-faceted business career
But aviation and aerospace were his favorite frontier


© 2019 Mark Toney.  All rights reserved.


Poetry form: Clerimerick Couplets (A hybrid form composed of a Clerihew, Limerick and 2 rhyming Couplets. This is only the second of my Clerimerick Couplets.  

The Clerihew has been described as the literate cousin of the Limerick. So I thought it would be cool to get the cousins together again! Then two rhyming couplets showed up to make the poetry form complete.


This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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