Huh? Here’s an example from the master, Edward Lear:
- There was an Old Man with a beard,
- Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
- Two Owls and a Hen,
- Four Larks and a Wren,
- Have all built their nests in my beard!’
And another from John Updike:
- There was an old poop from Poughkeepsie
- Who tended, at night, to be tipsy.
- Said he,”My last steps
- Aren’t propelled by just Schweppes!”
- That preppy old poop from Poughkeepsie.
Even Rudyard Kipling wrote a limerick:
- There was a small boy of Quebec
- Who was buries in snow to his neck.
- When they said,”Are you friz?”
- He replied,”Yes, I is
- But we don’t call this cold in Quebec.
- The once was a man from the Ukraine
- Who got married a wife so profane
- He put wax in his ears
- Downed 72 beers
- But still loved that loud ball & chain.
- There was an young girl from the West
- Who everyone described as a pest.
- She lived to annoy
- Any peace, she’ll destroy
- Her parents still thinks she’s the best.
Send us some of your favorite limericks or write a few of your own!
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