This is for limericks experts

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@allknowing (70661)
India
February 28, 2016 10:39pm CST
Here is a limerick I just created. Limericks are nothing but fun Giving your thought a happy run Let them run till you are done As many a heart you’ll have won Reading your thoughts one by one As you see in this limerick all lines are rhyming with each other, although normally the first, second and third rhyme with each other and the second and fourth are paired for rhyming. Does this limerick break the rule?
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
For my first try I have checked the rules. First of all a limerick must be funny. Lines 1 -2 and 5 must have seven to ten syllables. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other.
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
29 Feb 16
Were you able to follow those rules specially with regard to the syllables? Being funny and silly are two different things. I suppose we need to remember that too.
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
@allknowing I know that mine was silly and I am not sure I respected the rules, I do not pretend to be good in writing poems and limericks, it was a childish attempt, just to have fun. I do not pretend to be an expert and I think that my poetry stops there.
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
29 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Cool it. Your frist was really wonderful. Your next I bet will be perfect. So many have appreciated your limerick. What more can you ask for.
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@zebra2222 (5188)
• United States
29 Feb 16
It might bend the rule a little bit.
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
29 Feb 16
Here I have managed to rhyme each line.Not fair
@silvermist (20114)
• India
29 Feb 16
@allknowing I just do not mind about the rules.I see you have managed to rhyme all five lines.Good to read out aloud.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
1 Mar 16
I am a learner myself so I can't judge what is right and what is wrong according to the limerick rule books..... LOL But I enjoyed your poem and that is all I care about right now.....
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
1 Mar 16
I learnt something new from @Marsha Mussleman Poems could also have 5 lines I searched the Net and they are called quintain.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
1 Mar 16
@allknowing I know. I read all the responses and comments on this post before responding myself..... Quintin- Interesting piece of information, right?
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
1 Mar 16
@Daljinder Quintain
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
29 Feb 16
Yes, it does break the rule, strictly speaking, but it's fun anyway. Who needs rules when you're having fun?
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
29 Feb 16
Different forms of poetry have rules and I would definitely like to follow them as limericks themselves are fun producers and writing them following rules will not hurt anyone.
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@iamshane487 (1154)
• Manila, Philippines
29 Feb 16
I don't think so if it breaks the rule but this is very good limerick for me.
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
29 Feb 16
But there are rules one needs to follow when writing limericks and this limerick does not. (lol)
@rebelann (43047)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Sep 16
I'm no expert but for me it's about getting laughs, I just wish I had that talent ..... I'm sticking with photos.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Mar 16
I'd say in a sense, yes, but it's a cute rhyme just the same. And, it's the first, second and last line that rhymes with the third and forth being shorter and those two rhyming alone.