A new series of (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.
These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.
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.
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/13/independent/
The prompt was INDEPENDENT)
The word of the day? Independent.
It speaks to a hist’ry resplendent.
It says we’re all free –
I guess we will see
How that works with the despots ascendant!
(for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-23/. The prompt was WINK)
When I see a pretty girl wink
It seldom means quite what I think.
I fear if I smile,
A reaction hostile
Is likely to drive me to drink
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/caravan/
The prompt was CARAVAN)
On a trip with your fine caravan
You pull it as fast as you can
But when going uphill
You seem to stand still
And you’re passed by a speed-walking man
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/15/ichthyophagous/
The prompt was ICHTHYOPHAGOUS)
Ichthyophages and pescatarians
Eat fish, as do most rastafarians.
The thing they won’t eat
Is white or red meat.
Check it out, or go ask some librarians.
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/terrain/
The prompt was TERRAIN)
The word of the day is terrain.
Would anyone care to explain
Why there’s such a dearth
Of rhymes about Earth
At least, in the public domain?
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/agastopia/
The prompt was AGASTOPIA)
Whilst sat on the beach I could see
An elderly man stare at me
I asked, “You myopic?”
He said, “No, agastopic,
I just can’t take my eyes off your knee”