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Three Little Limericks

Updated on June 2, 2014

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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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this. I believe in mermaids I really do.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


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

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice flow. Awesome poem. Thanks

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      perfect. perfect. perfect. than you! :)

      now figure out my limerick signature. ;)

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      Angelo52 5 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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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

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