Random Limericks 5

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A new series of (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.

These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.

Let me know what you think.

The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/13/independent/
The prompt was INDEPENDENT
)

The word of the day? Independent.
It speaks to a hist’ry resplendent.
It says we’re all free –
I guess we will see
How that works with the despots ascendant!

(for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-23/. The prompt was WINK)

When I see a pretty girl wink
It seldom means quite what I think.
I fear if I smile,
A reaction hostile
Is likely to drive me to drink

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/caravan/
The prompt was CARAVAN
)

On a trip with your fine caravan
You pull it as fast as you can
But when going uphill
You seem to stand still
And you’re passed by a speed-walking man

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/15/ichthyophagous/
The prompt was ICHTHYOPHAGOUS
)

Ichthyophages and pescatarians
Eat fish, as do most rastafarians.
The thing they won’t eat
Is white or red meat.
Check it out, or go ask some librarians.

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/terrain/
The prompt was TERRAIN
)

The word of the day is terrain.
Would anyone care to explain
Why there’s such a dearth
Of rhymes about Earth
At least, in the public domain?

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/agastopia/
The prompt was AGASTOPIA
)

Whilst sat on the beach I could see
An elderly man stare at me
I asked, “You myopic?”
He said, “No, agastopic,
I just can’t take my eyes off your knee”


Acrostic Limericks 14

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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.

The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.

CRIME

(for fun)

Crime – it’s the bane of my life
Rita’s the worst – she’s my wife
If I ever shout
My life is in doubt
Especially when she wields a knife.

Consider the downside of crime
Remember the pain of hard time
I once did a job
My driver was Bob
Eric, really, but that didn’t rhyme


PROUD

(for  https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/your-daily-word-prompt-proud-ydwordprompt-September-14-2020/)

“Please make me proud”, said my Dad
“Rewards will be coming, my lad.
Only proceed
Until you succeed.
Don’t tarry, my sweet Galahad.”

Anyone care to join in?

Random Limericks 4

canstockphoto12290151300.jpg
© Can Stock Photo & damedeeso used with permission

A new series of (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.

These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.

Let me know what you think.

The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.

(for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-25/ The prompt was LOOK)

It really is not a good look
To be too absorbed in your book
You think you’re so cool
Yet you act like a fool
Beware, no excuses I’ll brook

So, look and enjoy, by all means
Imagine you’re still in your teens
Enjoy graduation
Then book a vacation
To Hong Kong or the Philippines

And while you’re enjoying your break
Don’t forget your best-seller to take
Just don’t look astounded
If you are surrounded
By people who think you’re a fake.