Acrostic Limericks 15

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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.


for Kristian

Apocryphal tales, I’ve heard said
Persist after true ones are dead.
One fake quote or two
Can make it seem true
Regardless of how it’s misread.

You see; to appeal to the mob
Politicians don’t have a hard job,
Hiding truth behind lies
As their words tantalise,
Leaving good folk with nowt but a sob.


for Kristian

Women, at age twenty-five,
Always watch fashions arrive.
They’re aiming to be
Contemporary –
How else will their street-cred survive?


for Esther

Good friends never invite a guest
Unless it’s at “someone’s” behest.
Each time I appear
Some things turn out queer –
The whole blooming house is possessed!


for Kristian

Corybantic? Well, my goodness gracious.
O, such a word for the loquacious
Regardless it’s long
You daren’t get it wrong
But don’t use it to be flirtatious

Another fine word from the man.
Not easy, but that is the plan.
To make a good rhyme
I just need more time –
Composing it now – if I can…

Anyone care to join in?

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