Acrostic Limericks 4

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Some time ago, I was looking at acrostic poems  — I was interested in rhyming verse where the first letter of each line spells out a word when read from top to bottom. Many examples of these can be found scattered around the web, but I have found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.

That is something we need to address, isn’t it?

And so I have started to look out for prompts that contain five letters (or ten, fifteen or… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?).

This week, I found a couple of five-letter prompts and thought I’d give them a go. I even added one of my own.

Let me know what you think.


(for Kristian)

Tomorrow, I’ll get up on time
As soon as I hear the clock chime.
Ready to go?
Don’t really know.
You know what? Let’s do it. Showtime!


(for Kristian)

Why am I always so vexed?
Or fearful, as if I’ve been hexed?
Remember the rain,
Remember the pain.
You never know what will come next!


(an agnostic acrostic)

Forget what it says in the Bible
About wars internecine and tribal
I entertain doubt
That’s what it’s about
How’s that for heretical libel?

Anyone care to join me?

12 thoughts on “Acrostic Limericks 4

        1. I can understand that, Derrick. Your regular output must take some dedication. I gave up doing daily stuff a few years ago – just down to four days now (I think the Acrostics may have become a regular thing), leaving me free on three days to, as they say, pursue other interests.

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