Acrostic Limericks 21

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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 (

Leave aside all of the rage
Inherent in turning a page,
Try to be clear;
Each grandiose idea
Redoubles your need to engage.

An int’resting fact will emerge:
That it’s in control of your urge.
Uunless you desist,
Refuse and resist,
Each new page your mind will submerge.


For Kristian (

Roger from Ilfracombe Bay
Opened his window one day,
Grinned when he saw
Under the straw
Excited young children at play.


For Esther (

Space is a place we can see
A virtual anthill
Coming out of a pill
Expands exponentially.

Anyone care to join in?

4 thoughts on “Acrostic Limericks 21

  1. Hi, Keith, found you through Esther Chilton,
    I am a limerick addict, also love reading acrostics, but have never been that good at creating them. now you have set me on a new challenge,,,

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    1. Hi, Valerie. For some reason, the rhyme and meter of limericks comes to me fairly readily. Acrostic limericks are a great deal more challenging, especially during November (NaNoWriMo). I would love to read yours.


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