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Poetry

Limericks

21.2.15

 

I once threw my friend’s birthday cake

into a very cold lake

I couldn’t believe it

he jumped in to retrieve it

all for economy’s sake

 

there once was a young lady from taiwan

who fried up a shoe in a pan

she ate it with peas

and a topping of cheese

that adventurous young lady from taiwan

 

there once was a man who tried to drink

glorious bucketfuls of ink

he sweated in blue

and was poisoned through and through

but saved himself by throwing up in the sink

 

adam and eve wandered about nude

and they didn’t consider it rude

shame on the snake

that of the apple made them partake

he must have been an abominable prude

 

there once was a young lady from iceland

who had a missing right hand

she did everything with the other

including tickling her mother

that whimsical young lady from iceland

 

there once was an enthusiastic young gardener

who invented an apple hardener

he said it gave them better crunch

so he would take it out at lunch

and use it, that eccentric young gardener

 

an oak is a difficult tree to grow

the rate is so fantastically slow

it takes an absolute age

much longer than sage

as any real gardener will know

 

a theory that is completely reductive

can be extremely seductive

it offers to explain

and to make everything plain

and sometimes even tells you how to live

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2 thoughts on “Limericks

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WELL IF THE LAKE WAS THAT COLD…IT WAS MORE LIKELY PRESERVED IN ONE PIECE…SORT OF!!!!

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    Posted by Jonathan Caswell | February 26, 2015, 4:58 pm
  2. Your first one, which I saw, was really good. It’s best to keep the lines tightened up to the point of crispness. The site, http://www.limericks.org has good helps and definitions of a limerick and one of several tunes to help with the rhythm.

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    Posted by Jonathan Caswell | February 26, 2015, 5:04 pm

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