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Do you like to write poetry? It's easy, once you know the rules.

A limerick is a funny poem of five lines. The first, second and fifth lines rhyme, and each of these lines has nine syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other, and each of these lines has six syllables.

Here's a limerick about the the DeKays. They are friends of The Smyles, and they have some bad habits. Visit our puzzle pages to see more of May and Will DeKay.

There once lived a family DeKay
Who so loved eating candy all day
Their mouths began rotting
Loose teeth friends were spotting
But good hygiene can save them. Hooray!

A haiku is a three-line poem that doesn't need to rhyme. The first and third lines have five syllables and the second line has seven syllables.

This is a haiku about May.

May may have nice teeth
One day. If she starts to brush
And floss right away.

And here's a haiku about her brother.

Will will eat candy.
But won’t ever brush, so he
Will get cavities.