Random Limericks 38

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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 (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.

These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.

Let me know what you think.

 

BARMECIDE

ADJECTIVE – Illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing.
NOUN – A person who offers benefits that are illusory or disappointing.

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/barmecide/

With promises made far and wide
And secrets he’d much rather hide,
Let there be no doubt,
The truth will come out –
Our PM is pure Barmecide.

VACCINE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/05/06/vaccine/

They work very hard in the labs
Producing all manner of jabs.
The folk in Verona
Won’t now get corona.
Can I get one to harden my abs?

Acrostic Limericks 45

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© Can Stock Photo & damedeeso used with permission

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

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.

ABSTEMIOUS

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/abstemious/)

A young mother from Morecambe Bay
Became more secure by the day.
She kept her bank healthy
Till she was quite wealthy;
Eventually she passed away.

Michael, her son, got the lot;
Indeed he became a big shot,
Only he was quite canny
Until he met Annie –
She soon found she’d hit the jackpot.

NURSE

for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-56/

No self-respecting young nurse
Uses a camel-skin purse.
Regarding the rest,
Sow’s ear is best
Even if slightly perverse

EVANESCENT

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/04/29/evanescent/)

Ephemeral sights: ill-defined,
Vestiges ling’ring behind.
A blink of an eye,
No-one can deny
Events and illusion combined.

So that we know what to expect,
Come join me and try to detect
Each swift-passing phase
Now shaping our days;
Transience defines its effect.

Anyone care to join in?

Random Limericks 37

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© Can Stock Photo& damedeeso. Used with permission

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 (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.

These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.

Let me know what you think.

 

SCIENCE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/04/25/science-2/

The hospitals sought an alliance
With the office in charge of compliance;
By sometime in June,
We’ll all be immune –
Provided we follow the science.

PAIN

for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-56/

The dogs needed walking again
So I had to go out in the rain.
It would be okay
On a sunnier day
But this is a regular pain!

HEAL

for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-56/

My shoemaker told me that he’ll
Give comfort from toe right to heel.
But each homophone
Grates right to the bone;
Those old blisters may never heal.

FORTUNATE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/fortunate/

A girl I’d not seen since last year
Said to me as she shed a small tear,
Don’t call me importunate,
I’ve just not been fortunate,
But I’ll be okay now you’re here.

ENABLE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/enable/

A pretty young woman called Mabel
Said she could drink me ‘neath the table
I responded, “That’s fine.
Have you brought any wine?”
She answered, “I plan, you enable.”