Limericks from prompts 5

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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 (

Her face gave me thrills of delight;
I was head-over-heels at first sight.
We made love till dawn
And then she was gone.
Twas a dalliance – just for one night.


for Kristian (

The pleasures of business are fleeting;
For after a courteous greeting,
It moves to a phase
Of mutual praise,
Then another interminable meeting!


for Kristian (

A timid young woman called Lucy
Decided to dance the Watusi,
But her entry was barred
By the modesty guard,
When her moves were considered too juicy!


for Kristian (

A pretty young woman called Scarlet
Had dreams of becoming a starlet.
She hit Hollywood
As hard as she could
But only found work a a harlot!


for Kristian (

On children’s TV, Iggle-Piggle
Comes onto the set with a wiggle.
Whilst trying to dance,
He seems in a trance;
As his jiggle gives way to a giggle.


for Kristian (

Articulate That is a game
Requiring we all think the same;
Trying to win
Is really a sin
Considering who’s in the frame.

Urges you must learn to tame
Loom large to your ultimate shame
Attempting to cheat,
Trying to act sweet
Eventually scupper your claim.

7 thoughts on “Limericks from prompts 5

    1. Thanks, John. Not everyone can make it big . It reminds me of a diner we used near Broadway & 42nd. Every so often, the waiting staff would burst into song as if hoping someone would hear them and offer them an audition.

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    1. Thanks, Liz – I’m glad you enjoyed them. It sounds like your employer is similar to what I remember of mine. Articulate was a challenge – who had the crazy idea of attempting acrostic limericks for five and ten-letter prompts?.

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