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four Limericks by Mark Sherriff – Promote Yourself

LIMERICKS

WORDS

I think I will write up some words,
I’m scared that you’ll find them absurd,
I’ll give it a go,
‘Cause you never know,
Ideas take flight just like birds.

MANNERS

My parents taught me right from wrong,
I’m glad that it did not take long,
If they hadn’t done that,
Then I’d be a spoilt brat,
Though I think I’ve been one all along.

FRIENDS

It’s time for us friends to part ways,
We’ve come to the end of our days,
But let’s not say goodbye,
‘Cause that will make me cry,
We’ll go and leave nothing to say.

START ANEW

Look now into fire’s amber hue,
Let your eyes be stuck as by glue,
Remember the past times,
Absolved now of your crimes,
A man who can now start anew.
Mark Sherriff

SEND IN YOUR LIMERICKS TODAY

The origin of the actual name limerick

“The origin of the actual name limerick for this type of poem is obscure. Its usage was first documented in England in 1898 (New English Dictionary) and in America in 1902.

It is generally taken to be a reference to the County of Limerick in Ireland (particularly the Maigue Poets), and may derive from an earlier form of nonsense verse parlour game which traditionally included a refrain that ended “Come all the way up to Limerick?” (referring to Limerick, Ireland).”

 

Lady from China

There was a young lady from China,
Who went to sea on a liner,
She fell off the deck,
And twisted her neck,
And now can see right behind her.

A flea and a fly in a flue

Were caught, so what could they do?

Said the fly, “Let us flee.”

“Let us fly,” said the flea.

So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

 

-Anonymous

A limerick fan from Australia

regarded his work as a failure:

his verses were fine

until the fourth line


There was a young lady named Kite

Whose speed was much faster than light.

She left home one day

In a relative way

 And returned on the previous night. 

SO WHERE’S YOURS?

Send it to@poetreecreations@yahoo.com

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