Limericks Anyone?

Midland, Michigan
November 28, 2015 7:31pm CST
I just read a discussion (see below) by Janet, @jabo in which she wrote a few limericks and then asks others to join in the fun of trying their hand in writing one or several. She asked that same question on the other site and while searching for my lost posts, I happened upon this one I wrote at that time. I put it together quickly, and I know it's not quite right with meter and such. There once were lots of guys 'n gals Who soon enough became pals Through sharing and reading They soon became needing To encourage each other's morales. On a writing site did they all meet Any day or night they'd make sure to greet 'Twasn't very long at all Before they all had a ball Their friendships becoming a sweet treat Janet's recent post:
This old gal attempted some odes Tried my hand at differing modes, You don't have to read, But my heart it will bleed If you think I should stick to my...
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@Asylum (46772)
• Manchester, England
29 Nov 15
I would have tried this as well But as you can probably tell I never learned the trick Of how to write a limerick So by the wayside I rapidly fell
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Oh right, so that isn't a limerick, eh? Whheeelll I got news fer ya.............
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Nov 15
Dear me, 'M Koalemos For your rhymes I'd never stick up my nose, I'd listen all day and never go out to play, Just give us your gracious logos (logos is Greek for word)
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@LadyDuck (118202)
• Switzerland
29 Nov 15
@Asylum Congratulations Barry, this is very good.
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@cindiowens (3914)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
29 Nov 15
There was a place called MyLot. The Bubbly place soon I forgot. I found my old friends, The writing begins, What an awesome hangout spot.
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@jaboUK (49993)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
@cindiowens Hey - join the club!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
29 Nov 15
@jaboUK Not too bad for impromptu, eh?
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Good one, I need a group shot
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Nov 15
Writing limericks and rhyme Is not a style of mine As hard as I try It still goes awry Unlike my good friend jabo Who is my rhyming hero I know it should be heroine but it didn't rhyme I told you I was rubbish.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
I like it, and hero doesn't have to be masculine.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Nov 15
I wouldn't call that rubbish, Maggs. I wouldn't call it a limerick, but you probably know it was mainly a poem rather than the other. Sometimes I have to rearrange the words in a sentence or line to get it to work right and other times I just get it out and don't worry about the form at all.
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@jaboUK (49993)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
That's pretty good Maggs, but you have one line too many!
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Nov 15
In the morning I feel a bit weary My eyes are all clouded and bleary After a bit more coffee I'll write two, tear off three But for now, just this comment dearie
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Now that one I can relate to. Too bad all of you can't somehow compete for a prize .... ummm no I am not volunteering if that's what you're thinkin
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Nov 15
@rebelann That would only work for me if it was a prize for the worse rather than the best lol....
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
Uhhh no @maggs224 I've already won that one.
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@nanette64 (13051)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Nov 15
That is perfect @MarshaMusselman . And a thank you for @jaboUK ; the Queen of Limmerick's.
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@LadyDuck (118202)
• Switzerland
29 Nov 15
I can write a poem in my native language, but I cannot come out with something nice in English.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
It is hard to do these if it isn't your native tongue.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Nov 15
@rebelann And, it can seem hard to do even if in your native tongue, but until you give it more of a go you won't know. Maybe you'd win the prize after all, hmm? Did you know they were meant to be silly rhymes? When I found that out, that made it much easier to write. Have you ever looked them up before? Here's some examples:
Webexhibits A page from the "Poetry through the Ages" exhibit... Home Related pages: font size:  a  a  a Previous Next Limericks and LIMERICKS. Limerick expert Don Marquis identified three types of limericks: "limericks to be told when ladies are present;
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Thank you @MarshaMusselman and yes, ever since I first began to read @jaboUK s limericks on Bubblews I've tried to get past those first 2 lines but so far it's all I can think of on one subject. I am a simpleton
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
I tried to do one, got about 2 lines in when I got stuck. Well, I think I'll leave this kind of poetry to those who think fast, I'm just not one of em. That really was a kool set of limericks @jaboUK wrote. Looks like you've learned to as well, good one.
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@Asylum (46772)
• Manchester, England
29 Nov 15
Do not despair rebelann If you try then I’m sure that you can Write one line at a time Making sure that they rhyme And continue with that simple plan
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Now see @Asylum ? You and @jaboUK make is look so easy but I butt my head against the wall tryin to get past the second line. Clearly my talent is shutterbuggin.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Nov 15
@rebelann It just takes a bit of practice, Ms. rebelann. Janet-Jabo waits for inspiration, or an idea to form first, for me I just need to make up my mind to put something together. There are many places to find listings of rhyming words and I think that sometimes can be the hardest part. Since Janet has had so much practice, she makes it look easy and it looks like @Asylum can roll them off her fingers as well. Not everyone's as quick as Asylum Even then, no need to be glum Just get out a book And take you a look I'll bet you could find us a crumb (That would normally take me much longer to come up with, and if I did the rhyme better, it probably would have-taken longer).
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@Namelesss (1000)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I can't write a limerick you see the talent just isn't in me. I could try I suppose while wearing red hose But what do I do with my knees?
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
That's a good one, I like the last line.
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@pgntwo (21403)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 15
Oh, moving into surreal limericks, sneaky.
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@PainsOnSlate (19008)
• Canada
29 Nov 15
i love it! Very creative and I've never tried it...hummmm maybe I should.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Go for it, I'll bet you have that same talent.
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• Canada
29 Nov 15
@rebelann I can paint but I am not an artist with words. Have you ever read any of James Lee Burke mysteries.(he has two series, one in Louisiana (my favorite) and one take place in the Western US. He is a favorite of mine because he can paint fabulous scenes with words.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
I've never heard of him but I'll look him up @PainsOnSlate I'm like you, I can shutter but with words I stutter. Hey, I can get two lines to rhyme but after that I'm totally lost
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@jaboUK (49993)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
These are good Marsha, and they have the benefit of saying what we all feel
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
30 Nov 15
This is nice! I am challenged to make my own also but I can't seem to find the right words to complete it. I am running out of good rhymes.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
Oh good, I'm not alone .... I never get more than 2 lines before I'm completely stumped.
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
30 Nov 15
@rebelann This sounds like "Misery loves company" hahaha
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
Well, yes @salonga but we're not miserable, we know we have other talents, right?
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 15
These are great to read, I just found them perky, A laugh here and there too, And thought some were poo, So what do I know anyway?
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
Good try there. If you've written these before i think you're out of practice as the first, second and last line is supposed to rhyme too. But, love the thought.
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 15
@MarshaMusselman ...I was copying what I saw here. First attempt.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
@celticeagle I like attempts, so attempt away. You have the right idea especially with the last line.
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@marlina (60609)
• Canada
29 Nov 15
Very good for a fast one! I have not tried this in English, I don't think I would be very good at it.
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
How about you try one in your language and we'll find someone to help translate it ... well, sorta anyway.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
What other languages do you speak, MArie?
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
@rebelann That's kind of funny, Rebelann. Sounds like you're volunteering for the job. Does that mean you might translate and also get the limerick in there too?
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@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Nov 15
I can't do one ... but sure had a laugh reading down the comments...
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
Oh good, now there's 3 of us who're not limerickers .... does that word look as weird to you as it does to me?
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@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Nov 15
@rebelann no.... it looks fine.... lol..
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
Whew, had me worried for a minute @sueznewz2
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@softbabe44 (5959)
• Vancouver, Washington
29 Nov 15
Well, a good topic pretty much said.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Nov 15
Not sure what exactly you're pretty much saying, Peggy. Have you tried this poetry form before, perchance?
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• Vancouver, Washington
30 Nov 15
@MarshaMusselman The poem was well-written love poetry.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
@softbabe44 Thanks. Have you ever tried writing these types of poems yourself?
@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
29 Nov 15
I wondered how one tags a persons post in mylot - i must give that a try - it was a good one, and I love the Spanish sunshine she shared
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@rebelann (30861)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov 15
If you wanted to share it with your followers then simply suggest it to them, that's what I usually do.
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@TheHorse (51413)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Dec 15
I thought this was going to have a racy ending of some sort!
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Dec 15
Sorry. Actually, someone did think it was a bit racy, but that wasn't my intent. I wrote it for the other site and there it wasn't so much an even mix of guys and gals, or it didn't seem that way to me, so I added a few words and change some to fit this location. I've written longer limericks, one was a tribute to my mother. I may post that one later in the year, we'll see. I've done some, but I'm not as prolific as Janet/jabo is with them.
@TheHorse (51413)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Dec 15
@MarshaMusselman Limericks are hard as a bear of little brain I'll stick to Haiku
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec 15
@TheHorse Shouldn't you have said, 'as a horse...'? considering, ahem.
@just4him (88866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Dec 15
The meter might not be perfect but it is still well done. I had seen Janet's post. I'll pass on the limerick.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Dec 15
Your last sentence could have two meanings, but I'm guessing you're saying you'll pass on writing your own limerick.
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@just4him (88866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Dec 15
@MarshaMusselman Exactly. There are two poems I don't write - limericks and Haiku - Haiku I don't understand at all. To write a limerick would take more work than my brain could handle. I remember doing them in school. Yes, I'll pass on doing my own limericks.
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
3 Dec 15
Oh that was a nice one from you , my friend . How i wish i also have some talent doing some limericks .
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Dec 15
Just takes a bit of practice. Have you ever written poetry before? Rather than rhyming each line or every two lines the first, second and fifth lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme. It can tell a story, but it can be silly too. Did you peek at the link I provided on limericks? Many of them are quite funny and there are a lot of older ones about that are available online if you ever want to check them out. They may be easier than you're thinking they'd be.
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@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
29 Nov 15
Very well written. I've written limericks in the past. Mine are of the humorous variety.
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@pgntwo (21403)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
29 Nov 15
Is there any other, as far as limericks are concerned, @zebra2222?
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov 15
That's what limericks are, Steve, Just as @pgntwo said. Not only are they to be humorous, but silly too. The sillier the better in fact. You could share one of yours here or on your own post.