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The Student Nurse; A Limerick

Updated on February 1, 2015
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

Most of my poems have been a little gloomy recently, to lighten things up a bit I decided to try a funny limerick.

This is my very first attempt at writing a Limerick, inspired by Mhatter, I decided to give it a try. I hope you like it, the limerick is based on one of many tales told when I was a student nurse.

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The Student Nurse


There once was a young student nurse

Who heard everything in reverse

So eager to please

Till the doc intercede

No no, I said prick his boil, nurse

For the Poet Mhatter


There once was a man named Mhatter

A consummate poet and jester

He writes to impress

And this I must stress

Don't ever mess with the master

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 10 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Graham, it is always a pleasure to see you. I'm well chuffed to know that you enjoyed the poems, but, alas, HP appears to have lost their sense of humour. So, no, I haven't written any naughty limericks lately. ;) Best wishes, I hope all is well with you.

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      Graham Lee 10 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jo. Both are excellent and your tribute is well founded. However I have to congratulate you on the last line of 'The student nurse' it made me smile and then roar with laughter. A real touch of innocent fun. Any more?

      Graham.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 21 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Shyron, I haven't written a Limrick in quite a while, but I did enjoy writing these. Thank you for being so very kind.

      I hope your hubby enjoyed his breakie. Always lovely to see you. I hope you're having a terrific day my friend.

      Blessings always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago from Texas

      Jo, this was so funny I laughed so loud, I woke my hubby, now I have to go make his breakfast.

      Keep up the limericks you are good.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Lawrence, thank you so much for reading this one, I wrote it some time ago, glad to see it can still raise a smile. :)

      I'll be over to yours in the morning, just off to bed. Take care and my best to you.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      I loved it! Keep writing them (please)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      amazmerizing, no need to be scared, that nurse most probably went on to become an exceptionally capable nurse.

      However, that patient had a real close shave. ;) great to see you, have a lovely day.

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      amazmerizing 2 years ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      OMG this is great!!! a little scary too! TFS ;)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Ghaelach, I think you're right, peachpurple, bless her, must have got me and Martin a bit mixed up. I'm just glad she took the time to look up this old limerick. I was thinking about Martin myself, I haven't seen his work on HP lately so I took a look on G+, looks like he is still posting his poems, so I guess he is OK. Really nice to see you, all the best for 2015

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      Ghaelach 2 years ago

      Morning Joe.

      I'm not sure what to laugh at, the Limerick of the nurse or your reply to peachpurple's comment. Peachpurle is probably getting mixed up with you showing Martin's photo with the tribute to the master of the Limerick. Sadly we don't see him any more, at least not on HP. I've seen him around on other sites thought.

      Take care Joe, have a nice day and say hello to my homeland for me.

      Ghaelach

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi peachpurple, I like to have a little fun now and again, life can sometimes get too serious. Thank you for checking this out and for making me smile, I've been called many things before, but never a fella. ;)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh, you sure are a funny fella! What else do you have in store?

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Shyron, sorry about the doldrums, :( glad I got you laughing again.:)

      This is no time to be feeling down, wrap up warm, get out there and give that plastic a bashing.

      Take care now, my best always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo, LOL, I needed a good laugh and this is just the medicine.

      Thank you dear Jo, you have cured my Doldrums.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Marcoujor, I see you've found my little Limerick poems. they were fun to do, such a pity short poems don't do so well anymore. I'm so glad it made you smile. Have a wonderful day and my best as always.

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This is a universal subject with an adorably funny twist!

      Your limerick is a smile maker. Voted UP & all across the board.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Student Nurse; A Limerick a great read with such a hilarious few lines oh my word!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hello Prasoline, lovely to see you!.. so glad you've enjoy it, and I'm very much appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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      Prasanna Marlin 3 years ago from Sri lanka

      Its Very funny, Thanks for sharing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hello Man of strength, glad you enjoyed this....Martin is too good, I had to take my hat off to him :).

      Your visit and comment much appreciated.

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      Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi tobusiness,

      That was funny, poor guy. I too, was inspired by MHatter to try limericks. Voted up and funny.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Vinaya, much appreciated, Martin is indeed the master. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      Mhatter is the king of limerick on HP.

      You have nicely followed his footsteps. I loved your work.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      rajan, much appreciated.:).

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very funny! And enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      girishpuri, appreciate the visit and comment, many thanks.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      A beautiful fun limerick....God bless.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Alan. a a ah... yes!.... the good old day, when nurses and junior doctors actually had time for forty winks. Loved the ditties.:). A Happy New Year to you too.

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      Alan Robert Lancaster 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      A nurse I know well went to bed -

      Hearing tractor engines in her head,

      She sat up quickly and saw

      It was an MD being a bore,

      So she slept in the generator room instead!

      [Happy New Year in arrears],

      AL

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gaelach, thank you for this lovely comment, this was my first adventure into Limerick land. Martin is very supportive, bless him, I must go take a look at his Putt-Putt :).

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Happy New Year Jo.

      Where the hell was I four months ago, when you publish this limerick.

      Just read Martin's Putt-Putt limerick, and spotted this one of your's.

      Great and I think Martin will give you full marks for work as a student in the field of limericks.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Coffeegginmyrice, thank you for stopping by. Yes, Mhatter really is the master when it comes to limericks, a good place to start if you want to learn.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Cool, tobusiness! Don't just Mhatter inspire us with his amazing Limericks! I got encouraged to try it too and I owe it from Mhatter, my Master!

      p.s. tobusiness, I always choke up with your hilarious cartoons!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      alan, my... you do get around; the limericks, I generally do while walking the dog, night shifts on my ITU at the moment is none stop action, definitely not conducive to creative thinking. Thanks again.

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      Alan Robert Lancaster 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      So this is what you get up to on the night shift. Keep it on the boil, and don't mind the p***k behind you with the clipboard!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Michelle , thank you for reading this, it's a little naughty but fun, I 'm glad you enjoyed it. Take care now

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I am howling like Bill too, Tobusiness. Funny to the maximum! Please keep writing these, because I'll be reading!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Lesley, This is a bit on the rude side, but you got to have a laugh, don't you?

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Fantastic Jo - loved your limerick!!

      A big vote up from me:-)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Faith, I'm so glad you liked this, Mhatter is a touch more subtle, I only wanted to see if I could actually write a Limerick, happy to cause a bit of a giggle. Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Really funny and great!!! Mhatter is awesome too, just like you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Ruchira, these days I'm not so sure, :) Nice to see you, Much appreciated.

      All my best to you.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      haha...I am sure you are a better nurse.

      Sure, I agree with Mhatter is a master :)

      many votes!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Blossom, I love you sense of fun, what is life without the occasional laugh? thank you for the visit and comment. Hope you're having a marvelous day.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a lovely change and how great to have a good laugh. Thank you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thanks Jamie, things are fine here in sunny Luton, I'm just about to do some work in the garden. Someone once said 'laughter is the best medicine' I 'm so glad you enjoyed this,

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Very nice. I laughed out loud. Thank you for sharing. I hope everything is well. Jamie

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Integrity, nice to see you, thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked my limerick.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      HAH-HAH! I voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Kashmir, much appreciated

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very beautiful and fun limerick, well done !

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Max, thank you very much for the beautiful comment and encouragement.

      You are such a breath of fresh air, take care of yourself. All the best from me.

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, Jo! This is simply adorably awesome! It's a true success =))) I knew it'd a piece of cake to you, never doubt about it!

      PS. And no! Your poems are never gloomy. I disagree. They are thoughtful and deep, impressive and emotional, even overwhelming in the best possible way. But, hey! Never gloomy. =)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Unknown, many thanks for the lovely comment, very much appreciated. I'll have to see what else I can put together, maybe not so rude, I wouldn't wish to offend the more delicate flowers on HP.

      My best to you

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Mhatter, thank you for the kiss, however it is much too sweet, so I'm sending it right back to you, with bells on. xxx :-))

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hahaha!!! You've written an excellent limerick JO! More limericks to come!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Take this comment to that someone special and exchange it for a kiss. how sweet. thanks. :-)...

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wetnose, so glad you liked it, many thanks and all the best.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Great funny work.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

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      Thank you all so very much, I'm glad you liked this. Visit and comments well appreciated

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      funny, you make my day....lol

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Billy, I hope he doesn't mind, glad you liked it and many thanks.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jo,

      I must say I am rather impressed at this being your first limerick! If you hadn't stated it, I would of not known! Great job Jo!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Reynold Jay, welcome and thank you so much for the encouragement, and no, I'm not from Bay City, I'm across the pond, City of Luton, Bedfordshire England and sending all my best to you.

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      Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Funny and are you from Bay City? I'm located in Saginaw. I enjoyed this very much. I like that cartoon too. Keep up the great HUBS. I gotta give this an Up ONE AND FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY. I'm now your fan!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am howling at your limerick....terribly funny!

      And I agree, Mhatter is the master, but you are a worthy student! :)

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