Random Limericks 23

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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.

 

PAUCILOQUENT

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/pauciloquent/

My dear old friend Hector is Dutch.
He’s quiet and doesn’t say much.
That’s what is meant
By pauciloquent;
He doesn’t use words as a crutch.

SNOW

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/snow/

They said it was going to snow.
It hasn’t done lately, you know.
I can’t get enough
Of that lovely white stuff;
Its kiss always leaves me aglow.

WILDLY

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/wildly/

If wildly’s the word of the day
Then there’s but one thing I can say.
I don’t have the time,
It’s too hard to rhyme,
And so I’m refusing to play!

WINKLE-PICKER

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/winklepicker/

I never once wore winkle-pickers;
They’re for rockers and some city-slickers.
I was a mod,
You silly old sod;
And now there’s a twist in your knickers!

VENDETTA

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/vendetta/

In a time when the world was much better,
When ‘I’ was no more than a letter,
One man came along
With a different song
And armed with a burning vendetta.

Acrostic Limericks 30

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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.

Just one this week:

TENDERNESS

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/tenderness/)

There once was a young politician
Escaped from the strictures patrician.
No lawmakers can
Detain this young man,
Especially when he’s on a mission.

Regardless how oft he abstains,
No mere vote can stop his campaigns.
Even his friend
Said this is the end,
Some day he’ll be locked up in chains!

SMIRK

For Kristian (https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/16/smirk/)

Smirk just as much as you please
My resolve will be strengthened with ease.
If you think you’re smart,
Reply from your heart;
Know this: I like pickle with cheese!

HAUNT

For Esther (https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-42/)

How often have you seen a ghost?
Asked Marvin, our affable host.
Until we convene
No-one will have seen
The house that is haunted the most.

Anyone care to join in?

Random Limericks 22

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© Can Stock Photo& damedeeso. Used with permission

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.

 

WARNING

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/warning/

I woke, and the sun was adorning
The lush countryside in the morning.
The forecast said rain
Would come back again –
Perhaps I’ll take that as a warning.

ILLUSION

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/10/illusion/

If it’s true that life is an illusion,
That might just explain my confusion.
If life is complex
It can start to vex.
Or am I just suffering delusion?

PICKING

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/picking/

While knowledgeably politicking,
I’ve oft been accused of nit-picking.
I’m not always right,
But sometimes at night
I find it’s my own bum I’m kicking!

HEURISTIC

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/12/heuristic/

My maths teacher, being sadistic,
Eschewed chalk and talk for heuristic.
“If you once find it out
You will never have doubt.”
Though I thought that a tad optimistic.

DAZZLING

for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/dazzling/

Not many words rhyme with dazzling
The first that I think of is frazzling
But a newly coined word
That sounds quite absurd
Is an art form – I speak of vajazzling.