Many examples of acrostic poems can be found scattered around the web (where the first letter of each line spells out a word when read from top to bottom), but I have found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.
I now 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.
The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.
Crime – it’s the bane of my life
Rita’s the worst – she’s my wife
If I ever shout
My life is in doubt
Especially when she wields a knife.
Consider the downside of crime
Remember the pain of hard time
I once did a job
My driver was Bob
Eric, really, but that didn’t rhyme
“Please make me proud”, said my Dad
“Rewards will be coming, my lad.
Until you succeed.
Don’t tarry, my sweet Galahad.”
Anyone care to join in?