Acrostic Limericks 6

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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?). I may add the odd one of my own, too.

Let me know what you think.


(for Kristian –

Godiva rode nude on a horse
I think she’d a purpose, of course
Dah dit dit dah
Dit dah dah dah
You know that spells XY in Morse


(for Kristian –

Maybe I’ll stay in lockdown,
Or take a short walk into town.
Out in the air,
Devil may care,
You’ll never see me wear a frown.


(for Esther –

Fight the good fight, they all say.
I tried it and it went okay.
Go at it like Hell,
Hope it goes well,
Then try once again the next day.

Animal lover Rejoy Day, whose blog is at Teenage,  offered this limerick, based on his given name:

R-Restoring all of my energy from a very busy day,
E-I like to lay calmly on my soft bed, dead as hay,
J-Jovial friends don’t let me stay at home,
O-Their love makes me feel light as foam,
Y-Yoodling with them all night, in my heart all the moments stay!

Anyone else care to join in?

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