Limericks from prompts 1

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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

Starting this week, a series of limericks produced in response to various prompts. I have combined the two strands to make room for a new series starting next Wednesday. 

These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.

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.

Where any prompt contains five letters (or ten, fifteen or… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?), I shall attempt an acrostic limerick based on that word.

Let me know what you think.



for Kristian (

Your daily grind must be pathetic
If you think that my life is frenetic.
Oh, you mean the way nerds
Spell out their long words –
The expression you need is phonetic!


for Kristian (

When digging out facts medieval,
A simple process of retrieval;
Like unearthing papers
Describing their capers;
Can obviate years of upheaval.


for Kristian (

Silvery grey was my wagon,
‘Twas moulded the shape of a dragon.
The people said, “Lord,
Is that thing a Ford?”
I said, “No, it’s a pimped-up Volkswagen.”


for Kristian (

Imagine my great disappointment
When I went to a vicar’s anointment;
All the folk were in suits
I wore shirt, jeans and boots.
I stood out like a fly in the ointment.


for Kristian (

The worst horror film I have seen
Was so shocking, it was obscene.
A girl kissed a toad –
Made its head explode;
And that was the pivotal scene.

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