Acrostic Limericks 54

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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 (

Catherine Smithson from Bristol
Only possessed one small pistol.
Not noted for class,
Cath opted for glass
Instead of the usual crystal.

Now it’s known that the gunmaker’s craft
Not only revolves round the shaft;
If you’d seen the candle
They put in the handle,
You would very likely have laughed.


for Kristian (

Boisterous teens are a trial
Or sometimes they can raise a smile
I guess you could blame
Some small cheeky game
That might make you mad for a while

Eventually, though, ’twill have passed,
Rewarding your patience at last.
Oh, you will both learn,
Unless you’re too stern,
Some bonds just cannot be surpassed.

Watch out for something new soon!

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