Acrostic Limericks 19

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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 (

Consider the age of the crypt
Reflect on how far it has slipped.
You may sense the fear,
Perhaps even hear
The screams of a man being whipped.


For Kristian (

Sue Ellen, in fear of attack
Undid her swimsuit front to back;
Removing the cap,
Pulling the strap,
Releasing it takes quite a knack.

If she could just summon the nerve,
She could have the peace we all deserve.
If she stayed out of sight,
No chance that she might
Get spied on by some rotten perve.


For Esther (

Scary poems upset me in bed;
Can’t sleep fearing I’ll wake up dead.
And if I spend time
Reading blood-curdling rhyme,
You know it’ll fill me with dread.


For Kristian (

Schoolchildren, tucked up in their dorm
Took refuge away from the storm.
One night in the fall
Rain covered them all;
My goodness, that’s jolly bad form.

Anyone care to join in?

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