Limericks from prompts 20

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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

A series of limericks produced in response to various prompts. 

Where any prompt contains exactly five letters, I may attempt an acrostic limerick based on that word (or a pair in the case of ten-letter prompts).

Let me know what you think.



for Kristian (

As a boy I was somewhat athletic,
My whole life was active, frenetic.
Back then I was agile,
But now, I’m just fragile,
Cantankerous, moody, splenetic.


for Kristian (

I’ve never been on a blind date,
And I carry too much body weight.
I may well have tarried
But I’m happily married.
That’s something I can celebrate.


for Kristian (

A-shopping I went with my chum,
Black Friday, one hell of a scrum.
I took a great leap
To grab something cheap
And ended up flat on my bum!

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