Acrostic Limericks 44

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Limerick, a popular form of short, humorous verse that is often nonsensical and frequently ribald. It consists of five lines, rhyming aabba, and the dominant metre is anapestic, with two metrical feet in the third and fourth lines and three feet in the others. Encyclopaedia Britannica

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 (

Some of the elders decreed
Pubs should sell premium weed.
Even my guy
Ended up high;
Drove off at ludicrous speed.


For Kristian (

Willy had always been sporty,
At least till the day he hit forty.
Right from his youth,
To tell you the truth,
Yoghurt stains made him look warty!


for Esther –

Nurses and doctors won’t stay
Unless they receive decent pay.
Rewards may accrue,
Some thank-you is due –
Even a fine cabernet

Anyone care to join in?