Acrostic Limericks 7

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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?). I may add the odd one of my own, too.

Let me know what you think.

GRACE

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/grace-2/)

Godiva rode nude on a horse
Repeat from last week? Yes, of course.
A peeper called Thomas
Couldn’t help break his promise
Exhibiting no real remorse.


QUARK

(for fun)

Quantum physics is well beyond me
Using concepts I can’t even see
And that cat, is it dead?
Really? Who could have said?
Kindly fetch me a hot cup of tea.


FIFTY

(for fun)

Five times every day, on this chair
I sit and pretend not to care.
For, twenty years on,
The pain hasn’t gone;
Your thumbtack will always be there.


 

Anyone else care to join in?

Acrostic Limericks 6

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

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?). I may add the odd one of my own, too.

Let me know what you think.

GIDDY

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/giddy/)

Godiva rode nude on a horse
I think she’d a purpose, of course
Dah dit dit dah
Dit dah dah dah
You know that spells XY in Morse


MOODY

(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/moody/)

Maybe I’ll stay in lockdown,
Or take a short walk into town.
Out in the air,
Devil may care,
You’ll never see me wear a frown.


FIGHT

(for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-18/)

Fight the good fight, they all say.
I tried it and it went okay.
Go at it like Hell,
Hope it goes well,
Then try once again the next day.


Animal lover Rejoy Day, whose blog is at Teenage,  offered this limerick, based on his given name:

R-Restoring all of my energy from a very busy day,
E-I like to lay calmly on my soft bed, dead as hay,
J-Jovial friends don’t let me stay at home,
O-Their love makes me feel light as foam,
Y-Yoodling with them all night, in my heart all the moments stay!

https://teenage13com.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/acrostic-limerick-inspired-by-keith-edgar-channing/


Anyone else care to join in?

Things are looking up

two dogs and one woman looking up

I saw Mum was looking up high
Her eyes pointing into the sky
But what could we do?
Maybe we should look too
My little mate Shitsu and I.

If my old pal Flash was still here
He’d be able to see it, that’s clear
He’s a greyhound, you see
Unlike Shitsu and me
He could see anything far and near.

Thing is, I’m a Terrier, I dig
And Shitsu is not very big
But something is there
Way up in the air
And it’s making Mum do a wee jig.

So here is the thing that we need
If we want our new quest to succeed
Never mind flee or fight
We need some more height
And we need it without a nosebleed.

You may think this rhyme is absurd
As if dogs could act like a bird
Perhaps I’ll just jump
And look like a chump
But when push comes to shove, Mum’s the word


This was written in response to Kreative Kue 272 published on this site.