Random Limericks 10

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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.

BANSHEE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/banshee/

Our beautiful child, Abigail
Has a cry like an old Banshee’s wail.
Give her something to suck!”
Sure, but knowing my luck
I can try, but I know it will fail.

RECOVERY

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/recovery/

I went to the bank to recover
The cash that was sent by my bruvver
The boy’s such a twit
There was only a chit
Saying, “Soz, spent it all on my lover.”

BEER

for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-29/

Some may think this unusual or queer
But I really do not enjoy beer
Neither porter nor ale
Be it black, brown or pale.
I can always drive home, have no fear.

GARGOYLE

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/gargoyle/

A gargoyle’s an outlet for rain
That scares folk again and again.
But if you’re religious,
Let’s not get litigious;
In Spain, the rain goes down the drain!

ELECT

For Kristian https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/elect/

(should have been acrostic but my first attempt failed!)

Economies worldwide are wrecked
Some leaders act more like a sect
There’s so much to lose
So carefully choose
Whom to toss out and whom to elect

Acrostic Limericks 17

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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.

HOBBY

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/14/hobby/)

Hobbies – a way to pass time
Or engage in a passion sublime
Before you commit
Be sure it’s legit
You may be mixed up in a crime

SAILS

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/sails/)

Sales are when shopping is hot
All items are cheaper – a lot!
It seems I’ve derailed,
Linguistically failed,
Sails are found most on a yacht!

URGES

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/urges/)

Unhappy, I sit on the verge
Repeating the mantra-like dirge:
Good times I’ll see
Eventually
So, till then, my urge I’ll submerge.

Anyone care to join in?

Random Limericks 9

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© 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.

CADAVER

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/cadaver/

A woman whose husband had died
Turned up at my office and cried,
“It’s such a palaver
To move a cadaver
That’s filling the bed on your side!”

SULTRY

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/sultry/

The sultry young blonde gave a moan
When she thought that she’d got me alone
She was a stunner
But I did a runner
And left her with her chaperone

PHANTASM

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/phantasm/

My poor mind went into a spasm
When it first encountered phantasm
It hurt me the most
When I saw a ghost
That was having a phantom org… – no. I’m sorry. I can’t write that!

ADVERSITY

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/adversity/

Adversity, troubles and trials
Are part of our modern lifestyles.
Try as we might
We’ll ne’er get it right,
But we can make it better with smiles.