Light verse, as opposed to "real poetry," used to be much more popular than it is today. A man could dash off a few lines of light verse, mail it off to important magazines, and live quite comfortably on the fees he received.
Today, you can't pay anybody to publish a lick of the stuff.
But that won't stop me from indulging in my own little Light Verse Tuesday.
Hope you enjoy.
The Cultivated Epidermis
By Tracy Farr
It's hard to be a charmer
When you have a tan like a farmer.