I wrote them ages ago.
Of course you know what a clerihew is. But just in case...
Told his sweetheart, “I want to call it off.
I like you, but I shudder
When I look at your mother.”
Had an overwhelming desire to visit Luton
But his ultimate dream
Was to settle down in North Cheam.
Attila the Hun
Was not especially proud of all that he’d done.
He would have much preferred
To be remembered as the Hun who cared.
On hearing that the moon was barren
Elected, with considerable grace,
To let the Americans conquer space.
Vlad the Impaler
Could never be considered a failure.
What he did, truth to tell,
He did exceptionally well.