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Pollywogs to Princes – Poetry in Limerick Style

Updated on January 6, 2013
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The girl who was from New York State
She wanted a prince for a mate
She went to a bog
To kiss her a frog
The toad said that she was too late!


Prince Charming did sit on his log
Wishing he was still a frog
Girl that turned him to Prince
Could make blind men wince
With manners that could shame a hog


When she heard the slimy frog “Ribbit”
Her heart said "Oh, this really is IT!"
She took home her new pet
And though they have now met
She hasn't the courage to kiss it!



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    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Angelo52 - So glad you enjoyed these. That is the point afterall. What is life if we don't have some fun now and again! Thanks for sharing!

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      Angelo52 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Nicely done and very humorous. Enjoyed reading them very much. Sharing.

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      OH GUS! - i love love love your limerick. just my style! you know, i am one quarter redneck (another quarter city slicker, and half suburbanite)... i am so beyond tickled that you came to visit my little froggies, and that you graced me with such a great gift :)

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      5 years ago from USA

      Dana (DanaTeresa) - When it comes to limericks, everyone loves to get into the act... me too. Your froggies caught my attention and pushed the limerick switch to "on." So I give you this one in appreciation for you having given us three of those catchy 5-liners.

      "There once was a froggie named Freddy

      who croaked only when he was ready.

      One day he was shot.

      Said he, '...not so hot.'

      I don't croak good whenever I'm deadie."

      So much for Freddy froggies and Redneck 5-liners. (I liked yours toadally better.)

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Daisy - Limericks are the HARDEST thing I have ever written. And I have written a 60 page thesis draft! I love them so much though that I coul dnot resist trying it! These were fun :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      I love this Hub! I've tried so many times to write limericks, but I haven't been very successful...and you've written a three-stanza limerick! Wow!

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - oh what a wonderful comment! thank you bunches! it really means a lot that i could make you smile... i enjoyed the classics i read as a child so bvery much. maybe some day i will be belssed enough to write one for future generations.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      So funny! I love this poem and it should be a classic piece of literature. I imagined the visual pictures while reading -- thanks for the smile.

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Michelle! I read them the other day and realized they could flow a bit better. Glad you still ike them.

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      A great revamp! As funny as the first time I read it. Thanks Dana, sharing!

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      tillsontitan - Love the limerick response. Aren't they fun?! I still giggle to myself when I think about writing these. What on earth was I thinking?! :) So happy you found them. Thanks for voting!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      There once was a girl who wrote limericks

      Winding them with words she did flick

      They made people laugh

      But that was only the half

      Of the writing which would gave them all ticks!

      Loved this. Only sorry it took me so long to find it!

      Voted up and funny.

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Mary - Thank You. How it happens it just as much a mystery to me! They sort of just pop into my head - overactive brain :)

      Happy to amuse you. Thanks for the votes!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      What a fun read here on a Saturday morning! I don't know how you can think of witty things like this??

      I voted it UP, funny and awesome!

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Olde Cashmere - thank u for taking the time to visit and vote on another one of my little ditties... i honestly don't know how these wacky themes pop into my head!

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      Awesome work DanaTeresa. Funny and very enjoyable read. Voted up, interesting, funny, and awesome :)

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      iamaudraleigh - i love your comment. I wrote a "diddy" that makes me sooo giddy! :)

      thanks for the vote!

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      What a great little diddy! What fun! Love the rhyme! Voted up...wow!

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Angelo52 - I am so pleasantly surpsied by the posotive responses to these! Glad you enjoyed. And thanks for passing on the fun :)

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      Angelo52 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Love them. Great fun to read. Passed the article along.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Vellur - happy to entertain. Isn't that all we need in life now and then?

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Midget38 - I crack myself up sometimes! Happy to pass it on :)

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Bob - it looks like I'm a poet and I didn't even know it. I always loved reading poems but not writing them. Guess I am finally figuring it out.....

      as always you have pointed out my trouble spot. I just could not her that to works. Thank you for the suggestion....

      yes. I am aware that limericks are a bit naughty. They also should mention a location. The first one started out exactly so. Lets just say instead of a toad it was a duck. But I changed them to something softer.

      I absolutely love your limerick. Thanks a million! Farticle. What a great word. I am a huge fan of nonsense and made up words. I should get back to using them.

      thanks again for taking the time to comment.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Docmo - yes I did sneak these in under the radar. Next time I will have to challenge you properly. I still owe you a good butt kicking.... yes. A theme. And a wacky one. I love being a little "off". Makes for fun writing.... thanks for voting.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Josh - awesome? Why, yes I am! Lol... thrilled you liked this. You throw out some great ones yourself.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Mizjo - clever. Funny. Whimsical. Cute.... I am practically giddy over your comment. :)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Entertining and funny, enjoyed.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Dana, this one cracks me up!

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      diogenes 

      6 years ago

      Dana. They should be a bit risque, traditionally, too: Like:

      'There was a young writer of articles

      Who said"Lets call these things farticles."

      Though some are a hit,

      They're all full of shit,

      And cause havoc with me poor 'metatarticles."

      Bob...you can have this one!!

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      diogenes 

      6 years ago

      Good for a chuckle Dana. I like the last stanza best, especially your clever rhyming with the first two lines. I see you are acquiring the soul of a poet and employing some of the tricks! I think stanza 2 needs reworking, as it causes tongue stumble. Like change line 3 to "The girl whose lips made a Prince" would balance better with the following lines...your line has too many "feet."

      Only an opinion...am enjoying your efforts muchly!

      Bob

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Dana, Dana. These are great. You have sneaked in some superb limericks - and what more - on a themed series too. I wasn't at hand for a limerick duel. voted up & funny!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dana,

      Another excellent Limerick! Awesome! :)

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      mizjo 

      6 years ago from New York City, NY

      Very, very clever, Dana. Love it! It's funny, it's whimsical, it's cute and what an ending! She might forget herself and kiss it and make another unhappy prince.

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Bill - your comment just gave me the biggest chuckle. And to think, I almost didn't post these! And then I said, heck with it. I want to have fun!

      You have given me a challenge. A serious Limerick. With all that rhyming going on, I wonder if it can be done?! Stay tuned :)

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - No, Thank you! I am thrilled to garner a compliment from a fellow writer of Limericks. I enjoyed writing these and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to know that they are appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL....hooray! Excellent! I'm a big fan of limericks...is there such a thing as a serious limerick?

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      You did very good! thank you

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 and Sunshine625 : What is so gross about kissing frogs?! I would totally do it. But with my luck he would turn into a dud rather than a stud! :)

      Happy you like these. Just another one of my quirky little offerings.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Ewww about kissing a frog! Yay for a fantastic poem with fun rhyming! Well done Dana!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Funny, Dana! Kind of like frogs myself, though I wouldn't kiss them either! Great rhymes, voted up...and I'd put them in a children's book!

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