Edmund Clerihew, Mister Bentley,
a man who refused to write too pun-gently,
invented instead the sweet clerihew;
and exclaimed for posterity, "This'll do!"
Alan McAlpine Douglas, father to 5 and grandfather to 3, has been writing poetry since 1993. His idiosyncratic voice has produced thousands of poems in this time, and he finds it quite hard to stay serious, even when he means to. He also enjoys writing spoofs, using well-known poems or songs like Clementine or In the Ghetto as his models.