Yay! I've Written A Limerick!

@JudyEv (134904)
Bunbury, Australia
December 22, 2015 7:50am CST
I'm sure there are many of us who look forward to @jaboUK's limericks. And now we can count on @Asylum answering with equally clever lines. And then the duelling limerickers start this wonderful exchange back and forth. So after great effort and thought, I've come up with a limerick. This is meant to be funny too. Please do not think the last line is serious – it just happens to rhyme nicely. Please do not take it seriously. This is how Australians like their humour. Slinging off at, or being rude about someone can be a sign of affection or kindly intentions and so it is here. Koalemos and Jabo are at it again To try to outdo them would all be in vein Their limericks are clever But go on for ever They're really becoming a pain! I'm off to bed now so I'll see you all in the morning.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
22 Dec 15
My Limericks may be mediocre But do you have to be a fun poker At least I endeavour To compose something clever But I still get abused by some joker
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
I always thought Judy a honey, But in her attempt to be funny, She's made her own version And cast an aspersion Now I'm an unhappy bunny.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
22 Dec 15
@jaboUK It was very unfriendly of her On this we both seem to concur I may go on the attack And get my own back For the comment to which you refer
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
@Asylum @jaboUK My sleep has not done me much good I'd reply in like vain (vane?) if I could Now hang on a minute This is one, i'n'it? So now I'm out of the wood Maybe I just need some practice!
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
22 Dec 15
lol Very cleaver Judy, next thing you know the three of you will be dueling!!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Watch this space!
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@jaboUK @Asylum@JudyEv Two writers of note on MyLot Into a limerick competition got Along came a third Whose voice we’ve now heard We all wait breathlessly for the next shot
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Oh just look now - out of the blue Our Isabelle's come into view, She has chimed in With her rhymin' She's as good as the rest of us too!
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
Oh my god that is so cute. The two of them are so funny and when I have time I do love to chime in. I haven't done much of this lately and I do miss the fun the two of them give me here on the site. Well done and a big thumbs up on this one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
They're very clever aren't they? And it just seems to come so easily to them.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv Yes they are. I did a limerick post once and we had a lot of fun on it. I posted a few of them I had written. We went back and forth forever on this one. One you get the hang of it they are so simple and fun to write. I use to do a lot more than I do now. I guess no more time to sit and write them. But here it is fun and it is good to do a few on the site to make people laugh. BTW added one below. You might find it buried in all of your comments later on. I laugh when I read them. Had to read all of them here. They are really good.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
@poehere Yes, I found it and commented on it.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Dec 15
You did a great job with your limerick! Is this the first time you have written one?
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
I've written a couple but they never flow off the pen easily.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Dec 15
@JudyEv I think that it would be that way for me also if I were to try and write one. Was this one a bit easier for you?
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 15
@simone10 They actually did get a bit easier with each one I did.
@marlina (78197)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
I have yet to write a limerick.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
You should have a try. It's good fun.
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@marlina (78197)
• Canada
11 Sep 16
@JudyEv , You were right, it is a lot of fun, I finally did write one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Sep 16
@marlina Good for you. Will I find it in a post soon? I've just logged on.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 16
@rebelann fished this post out, and I really enjoyed reading it again - and the responses
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Sep 16
It's a pity the limericks will get more or less buried. They need to be in a book or something. :)
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 16
@JudyEv I can't remember doing some of mine
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@rebelann (42842)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Sep 16
Now wouldn't that be fun @jabouk to collaborate with @JudyEv , @asylum and all the others to do a Mylot Limerick book. Bet you could turn a tidy profit.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
Congratulations Judy, you wrote a funny limerick.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
They are hard work though. Are you going to try one?
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv No, I cannot come out with something in a language different than mine native one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I can understand it would be difficult in a language not your own.
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@allknowing (69526)
• India
23 Dec 15
Why should I post When none raise a toast To my efforts so true With thoughts I try to brew i have reasons to boast!!!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
Another MyLotter on board the limerick train! Well done.
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@rebelann (42842)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec 15
Catchy label @JudyEv
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
22 Dec 15
That was too funny @JudyEv ! Oh my - and looks like @jaboUK and @Asylum were quick to put on their limerick hats on too!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
And now Isabelle has joined in! Are you going to have a go?
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv Oh - I just might! But I don't want to become a pain
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
Ha - skulking off to bed after you've called us a pain!! Seriously, it's very good - well done.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
Trying to compose these hurts my brain! But we can't let you two have your own way all the time, can we? I wonder how many limerick writers we'll end up with? :)
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@JudyEv It does seem to be catching, doesn't it?
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@rebelann (42842)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec 15
Very well done, so from now on we can expect not just @allknowing but also you to chime in with those two, right?
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@allknowing (69526)
• India
23 Dec 15
I had stopped when I saw there was no demand for my poetry here!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
@allknowing That is sad. Perhaps you had better start again
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
They have spurred us all on I think.
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• Preston, England
24 Dec 15
very good - and I'm sure @Asylum and @jaboUK appreciate it too
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec 15
Thanks. It's certainly generated some interest. Are you going to hop on the band wagon?
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• Preston, England
27 Dec 15
@JudyEv Arthur declined a challenge to scrawl Though he had no excuses at all He said "no limericks from me nor any other poetry," Though this rhyme makes his argument fall
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec 15
@arthurchappell Haha. Hooked you! Now, anybody that is anybody has written at least two! ??
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@GreatMartin (5814)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Dec 15
Something I just can't do and @Jabo is the best at them!!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
She has written some beauties hasn't she?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv Can you see me blushing?
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec 15
@jaboUK Jabo says she is blushing But I find her limericks crushing She's one of the best She's riding the crest And @GreatMartin isn't just gushing.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
22 Dec 15
Love it.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
It's good fun but I don't find them easy.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv I'm pretty sure I couldn't write one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 You won't know till you try
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@pgntwo (22580)
• Tripoli, Libya
22 Dec 15
Good limerick! The last line would scan better as "They really are becoming a pain! " I am sure it will be taken in the spirit in which it is intended.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
PANTOMIME VOICE - Oh no it wouldn't!!!!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
I wonder how many will decide they can write limericks after all?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@JudyEv It's something you don't know that you can do until you try. I'd never tried till a couple of years ago when there was a challenge to do one on Bubblews.
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
I love a well written Limerick.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
Are you going to produce one too? It's probably like a book - everyone has at least on in them
@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
@JudyEv We had tw write a collection for English homework when I was a kid. Don't remember the rules any more.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 15
I have been reading the word "limerick", but I had totally no idea what it is, until I searched for it just now. I never thought it's a type of poetry. It's a nice limerick, and I think it's really fun and clever to create one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec 15
You should think about having a try. The important part is the rhythm of each line and the number of stresses. I hope you'll have a go. It's great fun.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 15
@JudyEv This sounds challenging to me. I will give it a try...... if possible.
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• United States
22 Dec 15
I love writing them, but those I write would not get approved here! Yours is a good one!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
We have a book of limericks. Most of them wouldn't be approved either.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@JudyEv @AbbyGreenhill The limerick packs laugh anatomical Into space that is quite economical But the good ones I've seen So seldom are clean And the clean ones so seldom comical. No, I didn't write that - it's 'anonymous'
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Dec 15
I'm too scared to even try one.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
Go on, be brave. :)
@rocky1980 (544)
• Chandigarh, India
23 Dec 15
very nice funny reply. I read all the comments too. You started another War of Words Part 2.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
Yes, I really stirred up the dear old souls didn't I? (This comment might stir them up too if they see it)
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• Chandigarh, India
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv yeah, it'll good if it does.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
@JudyEv Since you called us both such a pain And encroached upon our terrain, You had better duck When words we do chuck If you want to stay happy and sane.
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