Lessons for Life Through Limericks
Every now and then, for some unknown reason I find myself in a crazy mood and just have the urge to write something light and frivolous. Those who have been following me for awhile will know that I often express this humorous mood in my 'micro-poems'.
This time I thought I'd try something a little different. I have never written a limerick before, but what better way to express a little frivolity. I hope you enjoy this nonsense poetry (and it does contain important 'life' lessons, as the title says.)
There was an old man named McFinn
who's hair was exceedingly thin.
He bought a hair tonic
which made him cough chronic,
because it made his hair grow within.
I knew a young lady from Parkes
who was terribly frightened of sharks,
but she's swim in the sea
with dogfish you see.
She thought that they'd warn her with barks.
There once was a woman from Perth
who was thought overdue to give birth.
The real cause of affliction
was fast food addiction,
which gave her a very wide girth.
A young fellow went fishing one day
on a river they call the Delray.
He threw in his line,
and pulled out a mine'
exclaiming, "That blew me away!"
A prospector was looking for gold,
as a fossicker he was quite bold.
He dug up a vein,
right in front of a train.
The rest doesn't need to be told.
On the road to Banbury Cross
the cock horse slipped on some moss.
It tossed the poor rider,
who landed in cider.
To explain that I'm still at a loss.
I wrote a new poem for Hub Pages,
to set it out right took me ages.
I made it all rhyme,
it seemed good at the time,
but the verses are somehow contagious.
If you enjoyed these limericks you may like:
- 11 Lame Limericks of Love and Lustfulness
My fourth collection of limericks. I know they don't appeal to everyone but limericks are fun to write and hopefully you find at least one or two that raise a smile.
- Limericks based on Movie and TV Characters
A collection of limericks based on characters and heroes in TV shows and movies.
- Mad Limericks for the Sports Enthusiast
A collection of limericks inspired by the world of sport and those who participate.
*All limericks appearing in this hub are the property of John Hansen © 2014, with the exception of those appearing in the video by Edward Lear.*