Acrostic Limericks 9

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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 –

Desirous of earning some money
Reverent Mike bought some bees to make honey
Every eve at twilight
As the day turned to night
Mike the curate got stung – that’s not funny.


(for Kristian –

Trust is a privilege earned
Respect and compassion are learned.
Until we have found
Some way to give ground
There’s a grave risk that we’ll all be spurned.


(for Esther –

Some warriors in far distant lands
Paint bold, coloured lines on their hands
Each mark tells a story
Love, victory or glory
Look well, ’tis a spell, not demands.

Anyone else care to join in?

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