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Let’s Liberate Limericks!

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Poetry Contest

Comppose limericks to show your understanding and appreciation of the form.

Definition and Structure
Limerick:  A short, witty, humorous five-line poem in which
•   lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables, rhyme, and have a common rhythm
•   lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables, rhyme, and have a common rhythm
•   style is termed as "aabba" or referred to as anapestic, which means 2 short syllables followed by a long one.  Limericks contain puns or wordplay.
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Competition Rules
•   2 weeks
•   2 entries per poet
•   Winner decided by majority vote
•   Rated PG (Pure Giggles).  No profanities, despite the origin of the form.  Let this be part of the transformation and reform.

Explore further:  http://www.thehypertexts.com/The%20Best%20Limericks%20of%20All%20Time.htm

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SatInUGal
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6/6/19 LIMERICK

The muse is a scandalous wench
Who carries a gears-crushing wrench
Her poetry limns
Sacred words like hymns
Scribbled on a greasy workbench
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Thanks for breaking the ice, SatIn.  Grateful for your entry.

cab

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ReggiePoet
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Tonight’s Forecast


The weather girl on channel 9
wore a skirt with a daring hemline!
Beneath that, a thong.
So what could go wrong?
Tonight’s forecast is “hot, with moon shine!”
 
 
Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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Associate Accountants

The associate accountants all know
the cute clerk makes their ledger-books grow!
And when she's in arrears,
the chief auditor leers,
and their Bottom-lines, soon, will get blown!


 
...and I thought accounting was boring!
 
Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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Can you overcome?

Our enemy once tried to seize us
with temptations he tried to please us
offered money and fame
spit up lies that were lame
thank God, we had come to know Jesus
Written by TIG
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Thank you for your two entries, Reggie.  They are structurally sound; let's see how they redound to the liberation.

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Thanks, TIG.  Your entry bears structural confirmation, your lyrics a true transformation.

cab

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Jade-Pandora
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Limericks: No Foul

  
 
I wake up early just to seize the day
I take my friends along to show the way  
On mountaintops we’ll shout  
To spread the word about  
A new exciting rhyme that’s here to stay!  
   
It’s lim’ricks safe & sane, happy & clean  
G-rated “good” for pets & sans obscene  
They’re all the rage this year  
And fortified, I hear    
It’s all clear from the Towers to the Queen.  
   
The Lifers and the Lobbyists all pray,    
Reciting lines of humor will hold sway;  
To send their message clear  
Without insults to jeer  
As long as words are pasteurized to say.  
   
So now in future let us not delay  
In pubs & barbershops let ye make hay  
Without the strain and stress  
Forever may it bless  
I bet it keeps the cavities away!  
   
In closing is a final thought from me  
Of Lim’s newfound respectability  
You’ll always get a laugh  
Just separate the chaff  
To keep the faith will always be the key.  
 
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Jade-Pandora, sage all over, mammoth limerick!
On the tongue, your right of wrong flows lush and smooth and quick.

Thank you.

cab

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SatInUGal
Kumar
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ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION

A manx is a cat with no tail
Some see this as a feline fail
But human offspring
Can sometimes be mean-
Reach to grab, but to no avail!
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Josh
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Three Limericks from Poet-Land

 
Compulsive
The poet was up in the night
compelled like a madman to write
and when he had finished
he lay down and grimaced
“well such is the poet’s delight”.


Almost
The poem was suitably long
with language both clever and strong
it told a great story
which flowed pulsatory
until the last stanza went wrung.


Poetics
Poetic devices when blundered
make poems seem painting-by-numbers
original taste
is skewered, disgraced
and thunder of wonder is plundered.



Written by Josh
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Anything For Some Bread

There was this dog of mine known as Fred
who would do anything for some bread
which happens to include
something that is not rude
such as dropping down and playing dead.
Written by berea440oh
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Ha ha!  Funny, Satin.
By clever abstraction
You grab much attraction.

Thanks for your entry.

cab


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Thank you for your multi-tiered pieces;
A bundle of steam each releases!
These elements, Josh,
Too cute for the trash,
Shall furnish a myriad of theses.

cab

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