Limerick of Pirate Booty

Pirate Booty Limerick

Guarding his mates' pirate booty

was clearly his oath's sworn duty;

but a gal came along,

with rum, dancing, and song;

soon his oath was no match for her beauty.

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Do you have a favorite limerick here on Hub Pages or one that you have memorized?

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's sad to watch it go.

The lost treasure was gone with her last wave.
The lost treasure was gone with her last wave. | Source

What do you think?

Are today's pirates more blood thirsty and richer than the pirates of old?

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.


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Mhatter99 2 years ago from San Francisco

Great job. thanks for the special heads up.

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

Ericdierker - Well said, and succinct, too!

Mhatter99 - And, I gave you the chance to answer the question with one of yours!

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Kate Mc Bride 2 years ago from Donegal Ireland

Good for you Perspycacious-the standard five lines and rhyming is right for a limerick. Cheers for sharing this :-)

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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Very clever limerick. When we read of the modern piracy now taking place, we often wonder if this is what it was like during days of old.

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Good one! That's a great limerick, good rhymes and funny as well.

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Another wonderful limerick.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Perspycacious, I love it, I love it.

Yes pirates of today are more blood-thirsty than yesteryears. I have heard horror stories about pirates of the Gulf. But to me we have a lot of pirates on land also. To me a pirate is someone who takes from someone else.

Wonderful limerick.

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sounds like a normal pirate to me!

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

To one and all who had a ball reading through this limerick: Thanks! You are all the other half of the fun, the first half being the writing of it.

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious)539 Followers
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    Demas finds limericks a challenge and has crafted a few that even have chuckles. Of the bunch you can choose from he offers these:

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