Limericks

Little vampire

Little vampire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A guy in the mood for a bite
Swept his cape aside and went for the site
But the girl in his clutches
Was hobbling on crutches
They both tripped so he flew off stage right

There was a young girl of Killarney
Who was known far and wide for her blarney
She flattered the men
Taking them all for a spin
‘Til the wives packed her off to the carney

Photo:  Google Images

I must give credit to Madeleine Begun Kane for introducing the art of limerick writing to me and for her ideas that get me writing them.  I may not always pull them off but I have fun trying.  Thanks, Madeleine!

Terri at The Purple Treehouse, invites us to share some humor.  http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/life-is-tough-we-want-humor-funny-bunny.html

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  1. ladynyo

     /  June 1, 2012

    Oh, you do a much better job at limericks than I have ever done! LOL! I can’t write one for blood or money….

    These were goooood.

    Lady Nyo

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    • Yeah, these little ditties take some real skill in getting the rhythm just right..it’s hit or miss with me! Thanks, Lady Nyo!

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  2. Although, certainly not my forte, I admire the gift of Limericks … good job!! 😀

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    • Well, I try…they wanted some humor over at The Purple Treehouse..I hope this did the trick. Thanks, Becca!

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  3. Thanks for the mention and for your fun limericks. I’m happy to have hooked you on writing them! 🙂

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    • You’re very welcome, Madeleine. They can be very funny when you’re able to bring humor and the right rhythm together..I do admire that skill..you’re very good at both.

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  4. Awesome, loved them both!!!

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  5. Well you pulled these two off Gayle.. and I enjoyed them with a smile.. 🙂 Hugs to you

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    • They can be tricky..I’m not always successful. I’m glad you enjoyed these, Sue…thank you.

      Hugs… xo

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  6. thoughtful and funny,

    🙂

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  7. These were both good but I liked the first one the best. It does take skill to do them…I’m jealous. 😀 These were great!

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    • Thanks, Corina. Practice, practice, practice! They have to have the right rhythm..or they just don’t quite make it. But I guess it’s the same with any type of form poem. I don’t mind giving them a try now and then. Believe me, I’ve crashed and burned many a time. 🙂

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  8. I must admit, I think it’s because I’m also a songwriter, I do love limericks. Mad Kane is the living END on this form, but I rarely take up her challenges because I get too stuck in the rhymes and especially the meter. And me, a little Irish girl… ha ha ha loved it! Amy

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    • Yes, Madeleine is the living end…she’s great. I do love the twist of humor in limericks. My ex-husband’s mother was Irish…both of my daughters have very fair skin and pretty blond-auburn hair. Hey, I should see if they can write a limerick!

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  9. limerick’s are always fun to read … enjoyed it, Gayle.
    Toodles,
    Izzy

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  10. And it was so much fun reading them, Gayle!

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