Limericks from prompts 10

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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.

No prompts this week, so five random words from


I’ve often been told I’m too critical
Regarding the classes political.
When one of them tries
To speak without lies,
Perhaps I’ll be more analytical.


My youngest just picked up a crayon
And drew me a hassock to pray on
I said, “Your poor father
Would very much rather
You draw something soft he can lay on.”


My nature is truly magnetic,
My physical prowess athletic.
A word to the wise,
I sometimes tell lies;
My grasp of the truth is pathetic.


If you’d like a lifestyle that’s glamorous,
Locked into a liaison amorous,
One thing you can do
And this much is true:
Steer clear of the urge to be clamorous.


My friends in the justice department,
Moved into a swanky apartment.
I called it a flat.
They said, “It’s not that;
There’s even a dressing compartment.”


A left-leaning woman called Maisie
Suggested that rich folk were lazy.
I couldn’t recall
If she said some or all;
My mem’ry of that is quite hazy.


My landlord agreed it’s lamentable;
My town-centre flat is so rentable.
The rent I can’t meet
So it’s out on the street.
Eviction just isn’t preventable.

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