The ‘Word of the Day’ it is… Disgraceful!
It is bad-manners whilst filling your face full
Of trifle and cake,
Cod fillet and hake,
And spraying the audience – is this graceful?
A man from Cardigan did travel
In a jumper which did start to unravel
He headed due west
As he slowly undressed
And when got there… he was just in his vest!
(See what I did there – not many good rhymes for ‘Travel’ and I couldn’t fit ‘gravel’ in. G )
Phoned his Nan.
Whilst cycling through Stockton-on-Tees
A cyclist lost track of his knees
He got off his bike
And said: “I dislike
Limericks! Can I have them back, please”
The centre of the Earth is quite hot
It is, believe it or not;
There is lava and such
Which is too hot to touch
And it’s a place where I’m glad I am not!
A great idea for a Limerick came into my head
Last night, as I was just getting ready for bed;
“I’ll remember it tomorrow!” I thought;
But today, to my sorrow, there’s nought!
So, you are stuck with this other one instead
The ‘Alternative Word of the Day’ it is… ‘glamour’
Which is truly fabulous to enamour;
Shiny and flash
You’ll cut a dash
If you just didn’t dress like your grammar.
There was a man from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Who lost his favourite sock
If it’s location you learn
Could you please return
It to him at no. 17 Church Place, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!
The trouble with writing a Limerick
Is that they are over so very quick
They are too short
Teaching us nought;
Such as how a ‘Moon-Clock’ is known as a ‘Lunatic!’
A Limerick bumped into a Bard
Who said “All your frivolity – discard!”
The Limerick sighed
And sadly replied:
“To be anything else would be hard.”
This is an ‘ironic’, not an ‘iconic’ Limerick
A Limerick is not just five lines in an aabba rhyme scheme
It is a vocation, a calling, a future from a dream
There is no other that puts
It’s poetry into foots
In the way that a well-written Limerick does!
A Limerick placed last in a list
Said: “I should really be first – I insist!”
But the writer was bland
To the Limerick’s demand;
“Last you will go, please desist.”