Have you ever heard of the clerihew?
I had not, until I came across it in an Ann Althouse post on the subject.
"The first line is the name of the poem's subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced. The line length and metre are irregular."
The first one ever written was:
Sir Humphry Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
Sounds fun, eh?
Here are a couple I came up with this morning all with a Red Sox theme.1
The Great David Ortiz Requires little analyses: The quintessence of clutch Ne'er too late nor too much.
Julián Tavares Went batshit down in Juarez Punched 3 guys in rapid staccato Then munched his fish taco totally legato
The enigmatic David Price We dreaded his plunks precise But now he's in red stockings O how we do love a good clocking!
Dan Shaughnessy Was writ tall on the marquee But Roberts stole third And Dan's Curse fell like a turd
Hart Brachen Supported frackin' Hence to the Greens He's wicked obscene
But don't let me have all the fun. Let's see what you've got.
1 I'm being careless with the truth here, as I actually started messing around with these yesterday afternoon rather than "this morning."