Acrostic Limericks 4

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Some time ago, I was looking at acrostic poems  — I was interested in rhyming verse where the first letter of each line spells out a word when read from top to bottom. Many examples of these can be found scattered around the web, but I have found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.

That is something we need to address, isn’t it?

And so I have started to look out for prompts that contain five letters (or ten, fifteen or… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?).

This week, I found a couple of five-letter prompts and thought I’d give them a go. I even added one of my own.

Let me know what you think.

TARDY

(for Kristian)

Tomorrow, I’ll get up on time
As soon as I hear the clock chime.
Ready to go?
Don’t really know.
You know what? Let’s do it. Showtime!


WORRY

(for Kristian)

Why am I always so vexed?
Or fearful, as if I’ve been hexed?
Remember the rain,
Remember the pain.
You never know what will come next!


FAITH

(an agnostic acrostic)

Forget what it says in the Bible
About wars internecine and tribal
I entertain doubt
That’s what it’s about
How’s that for heretical libel?


Anyone care to join me?

Acrostic Limericks 3

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Some time ago, I was looking at acrostic poems of which many examples exist. However, try as I may, I found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.

That is something we need to address, isn’t it?

And so I have started to look out for prompts that contain a multiple of five letters (my preferred multiple is one).

This week, I found a few five-letter prompts, all at Tales from the mind of Kristian and thought I’d give them a go.

Let me know what you think.

USUAL

Unless I am badly mistaken
Some drinks should be stirred, never shaken
Unexpectedly, though
Another says ‘no’
Let me tell you, he knows, he’s Jamaican.

RIVER

Richard is such a nice bloke
I don’t think he knows a bad joke
Very fine fellow
Ever so mellow
Regardless, he is a bit woke.

VISTA

Vacations are out for this summer
I personally think that’s a bummer
Staying right here
Till the end of the year
Assures that I’ll only get glummer

Anyone care to join me?

Screech

Esther Chilton posts a Limerick challenge every Monday.

This week, at https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-15/, Esther asked for a Limerick using the word screech.

Ever happy to oblige:

Whilst studying night-flying fowl
My gaze landed on a Screech Owl
I thought it a scoop
Till it started to poop
Can somebody pass me a towel?