Brilliance and Madness

Howard Robard Hughes
Famously rich recluse
Dreams led him to the lap of luxury
Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD
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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
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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
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© 2019 Mark Toney.  All rights reserved.

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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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