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who has the guts to post limericks?

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icebox
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0 posted 02-04-2006 07:11 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox


Limericks are a much maligned poetic form.  However, they can be insightful, funny, and like all poetry can serve as mirrors to reflect truth.  So...

Anyone up for writing limericks?

I think we should try to keep them on the shy side of obscene so they may be posted in the "general" forum. (Though the form does lend itself to more base ideas.)
Martie
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1 posted 02-04-2006 08:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Where's yours??  

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2 posted 02-04-2006 08:19 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

hehe
how about this for instant corny?
lol, in a college class eons ago,
we all sat around one day and spouted instant limericks
it was like SNL
and some of the limericks
were not allowed out of the classroom
according to the professor
we outdid all the old fartbardsters

there once was a poetic bard pipster
who shot words out nonstop from his lipster
as the listeners fell down
from the words of this clown
he shot more than just words
from his hipster

I've forgotten the 'rules' for limerick
but this seems to adhere to the form.
desert-spike
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3 posted 02-04-2006 08:27 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

Limmericking, Icebox did ask.
If any felt up to the task
Just keep them all clean
Is all that I mean
Or in silence, this thread will bask

There ya go.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 02-04-2006 09:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

LOL...now that was good!
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5 posted 02-04-2006 09:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

There once was a poet named Icebox
Who wore t-shirts and knee sox
As he penned away
His muse did sway
‘cause his writing really rocks!

Brian James
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6 posted 02-04-2006 11:50 PM       View Profile for Brian James   Email Brian James   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brian James

There once was a fellow named Ben
Whose weight was a hundred and ten
So he went to Morocco
And ate a big taco
And never was hungry again

"To me, the thing that art does for life is to clean it, to strip it to form."
~Robert Frost

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7 posted 02-05-2006 04:43 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thanks for trying this.  All mine would be unacceptable here.
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8 posted 02-05-2006 11:34 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

Icebox said he had no luck
in writing a clean limmeruck
I still don't believe it
and he can alieve it
Just leave out words like firetruck
hunnie_girl
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9 posted 10-04-2006 12:06 AM       View Profile for hunnie_girl   Email hunnie_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hunnie_girl

there was a fireman and a fire duck,
oh my gosh icebox is in luck,
but i'll make it clean for the rest of you,
cause i have nothing better to do,
so why can't i use the word firetruck?

ha-ha jk it was kinda fun.
hunnie*

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war and a time for peace   ~Ecclesiastes 3:8~

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10 posted 10-04-2006 01:25 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Maybe limericks simply are meant to be dirty
The humor within might make up for a lack of purity
It remains to be seen
that they are meant to be clean
I prefer dirty over purity - I can say with great surety.
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11 posted 10-04-2006 07:18 PM       View Profile for seraphin   Email seraphin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for seraphin

Ive combined two challenges. My limerick is posted under Poet DeVines challenge to do a poem "A day in the life of..."

Do I get bonus points?

Sandra
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There once was a place in cyberspace
filled with people from place to place
that delighted in flittering and flying around
as crazy and random as they come in this town
all welcomed home by Ron's passionate embrace

Grinch
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13 posted 10-06-2006 08:04 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

There are times I can hardly remember
If it's April or June or December
But there's one thing I know
As far as Limericks go
You'll never get one from this member

HUMBUG!


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14 posted 10-07-2006 04:09 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

I once met a girl name of Anna
Who was raised in north Alabama
I managed a squeeze
Got a peek at her knees
And the back of her hand from her mamma

There once was a guy called John Derbier
Who was trying to capture suburbia
He tossed out a rope
With a pray and a hope
But got nothing except for a hernia

A chef once decided to send
Three puddings by mail to his friend
But the friend had a fall
Slipped and sat on them all
But he got his desserts in the end

Two fishermen, sat on a river,
With nothing to catch but a shiver
Gave up on the Chub
Retired to the pub
And drowned all their sorrows (and liver)

Did you hear about old Mr Pound?
Who built a tall wall on a mound
The silly old goat
Ended up with a moat
When he read his plans the wrong way round

A hunter called dirty McKlucky
Rode out with his friend in Kentucky
McKlucky was drunk
Shot his friend and a skunk
One was dead, one was smelly but lucky

Ok so you get them in your head and the little beggars start taking over the place. I tell you I'm trying so hard to be good and ignore "The hot looking girl with the duck who was willing but down on her luck", can anybody help?

Maybe a firetruck would do it.
    

rhia_5779
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15 posted 10-27-2006 09:11 AM       View Profile for rhia_5779   Email rhia_5779   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rhia_5779

can't think what to write
really in a muddle
falling into puddles
in the dark without light
any suggestions from someone
so i dont hide my face and run

think thats a limerick
Grinch
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16 posted 10-27-2006 01:09 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


I'd just about managed to get them out of my system and this thread pops up again

A limerick can easily slip
Into something quite bawdy and flip
So lets keep it clean
And away from obscene
Remember there's rules here at PIP

A fellow from Dover called Martin
Was intent on continually fartin
Til they fastened a hose
From his end to his nose
Which changed his intent round to barfin

There once was a dizzy old witch
Who had such a terrible itch
She tried out a spell
Which didn't go well
Now she's croaking somewhere in a ditch

A dinosaur stuck in reverse
Caught his tail in the back of a hearse
They rubbed it with grease
And then called the police
Ignoring his screams for a nurse

rrrstop
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17 posted 04-24-2007 12:23 PM       View Profile for rrrstop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rrrstop

ah, a sorry reprint here:

There once was a terrible tailor
who made rubber suits on a whaler.
The profits were shot
when the harponists thought
every whale was an overboard sailor.

XD
 
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