Three Little Limericks

The bow splitting the waves....

Pirates and Mermaids on a Sunday.
Pirates and Mermaids on a Sunday. | Source

I once was a pirate so bold,

I’d stolen another ship’s gold.

As we sailed away,

So far out of the bay

I set all the sails we could hold.

Going to sea was a pleasure

We’d sailed far by my measure,

When by a wave we were tossed,

And our ship’s compass was lost.

Where’d we bury that "there" treasure?

The mermaids did frolic with glee.

They liked to make fun of us three.

But as for you and your brother,

They’d not choose one or the other.

Yet a mermaid’s the wife for me.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

I hope you enjoy you beautiful fish lady and I loved the poem.

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Nice limericks. I do haiku and regular poetry but I like the rhyme of your limericks and the way they flow.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

perfect. perfect. perfect. than you! :)

now figure out my limerick signature. ;)

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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

Nice flow. Awesome poem. Thanks

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania


I enjoyed these Limericks, thank you! Congrats on the nice catch! :)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this. I believe in mermaids I really do.

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

When a woman with long, flowing blonde hair bends over the ship's rail to see the last of a man drowning, he might think that what he saw looking at him was a mermaid! A pleasant thought for a drowning man's last glimpse of life.

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