Limerick - Pool Clutter

Poolside to poolside joy!

Is there room anymore?  The sign says "Capacity 117".
Is there room anymore? The sign says "Capacity 117". | Source

Great place for a game of catch!

For any of the words I might stutter

On the subject of simple pool clutter,

The fact still remains

That if I had brains’

I’d get there before the noise utters.

The kids love to swim,

It’s not just a whim.

Their balls they bring with them to play.

with splashes, and shouting so gay.

No wonder they’re trim.

As for me “the old duffer“,

It seems sure I must suffer,

If swimming is part of my day.

“Capacity 1, 1, 7” Say!

With so many bodies, I'd best be tougher.

Body to body, cheek to jowl;

“I’ve got you; now, so just you howl!”

At least I got myself wet,

Though I haven’t swum yet.

Climb out and throw in the towel.


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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn


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IntegrityYes 4 years ago

HAH-HAH! That is a great limerick.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Good one! I can relate...have a pool, but the kids are much more active in it than me!

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

The pool sign at the resort says "Capacity 117". By mid-afternoon even on a hot July weekday there are some limits that make it seem the sign should read "Maximum Capacity 117. Less is better!" The trick is to get the swim in early or late, when swimming is actually possible without feeling as if you are sharing a Hot Tub experience. Thanks for your comments. Enjoy your summer swims.

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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Thanks - I'm headed for the Atlantic ocean! No one swims there at odd hours! And even when they do, there's a few thousand miles of room if I want to get away! Voted up and funny.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

You write some interesting limerick. Keep them coming.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and funny. I remember going to a hotel in the states where it was so hot everyone was in the pool. There was not room so I had this inflatable wheel ring and I put it over me and just sort of hung there in the pool. lol

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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Interesting poem. GBY.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I'm headed to the ocean for a quick dip, too. It's what I'm accustomed to. Last check, the pool was crowded again.

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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

This one makes me want to go swimming.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

PHILLYDREAMER - It has been long enough since you read this one, that you may be getting ready for another swim!

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