ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

Limericks of Sweet Garn

Updated on November 10, 2014
Perspycacious profile image

Demas finds limericks a challenge and has crafted a few that even have chuckles. Of the bunch you can choose from he offers this latest one

A Couple Too Stern

There once was a couple so stern

that the man, known just as "Mean Vern,".

had their son confined to the barn,

which he torched (that son named "Sweet Garn,)

so his folks could both rest in an urn.




Sweet Garn

There once was a man named Sweet Garn

Who could tell us each one a yarn.

From his youth he was strong,

Though constantly called wrong,

'til the day that he burned down the barn.

Rest at last!

Source

Snore On

I'd hasten to say,

that it's finally my day,

when listening pays for its keep.


My wife likes to snore.

I found it a bore.

'til she started to talk in her sleep.


The things she will say

now brighten my day.

For then came her turn for her keep.


That fellow named "Jack"

who keeps coming back,

by mail I received his bill.


For the truth they vowed never to spill.

Her money now sits in his till.

But she? Never his to keep.


I'd love her no more

except for her snore

and the words that spill out in her sleep,


Some promises she still can't keep.

Leak out in her sleep not deep.

Please, God, let me sleep and not snore.



Not so, Sweet Garn....

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teaches12345 - I hope I can have a persistent sense of humor until the end. It greases the skids of life.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      So much in such small spaces. Well said!

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - That looks a little like me....for as long as I keep this latest of only two beards in my lifetime. The last one was going back to Laos to get married, many happy years ago.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Super limericks enjoyed them all especially the sleeping wife. Great photo a selfie right?

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you for the praise which is so greatly appreciated.

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - Darn if Garn didn't get a "sweet" from Ms. Dora! Thanks.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      All amusing and sweet!

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Eiddwen - You have been psting some really great Hubs. Please continue/

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant ; I loved them all; great work.

      Eddy.

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      jhamann - Thanks for the scoring. I like "Snore On" too.

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - The construction could be tighter, and the humor a little lighter, but I'm glad he didn't fight her, her snoring's an all-nighter.

    • jhamann profile image

      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      I love "Snore On" this is just some awesome poetry! Thank you. Jamie

    • Perspycacious profile image
      Author

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Answer to questions: no I was not confined to a barn, and I didn't burn one down. Just having some fun with rhyming.

    • annart profile image

      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Great limericks, amusing with a bitter twist!