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Colm Roe
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Re: Limerick

Post by Colm Roe » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:38 am

indar wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 am
There once was a fellow who flubbed
every time he scored at the club
the ladies all giggled 
when they saw what he wiggled
he said they weren't what he "loved".

The last line is confusing?
Why would he continually want to 'score, wiggle, then flub' if they only ever giggled?

indar
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Re: Limerick

Post by indar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:28 am

Perhaps hope springs eternal (unlike his shlong)

Dylan di Vilde
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Re: Limerick

Post by Dylan di Vilde » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:15 pm

A popular singer called Midge
now lives in derelict fridge
If you pay him a tenner
he’ll sing you Vienna
and jump off the Waterloo Bridge.

 
Sweepings from the Factory Floor – a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

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Re: Limerick

Post by Dylan di Vilde » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:59 pm

A finicky lady from Cheam
would eat only peaches and cream
this tasty confection
did help her complexion
but made her quite broad in the beam

 
Sweepings from the Factory Floor – a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

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Re: Limerick

Post by Dylan di Vilde » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 am

Banned

Listen, I haven’t much time
though I swear I’ve committed no crime
the powers that be
want to persecute me -
the outlaw bandido of rhyme.

The limerick now is unlawful -
branded as hackneyed and awful!
but as you can see
they didn’t stop me -
believe me I got a whole drawer full

They placed a large price on my head -
a Serial Rhymer they said
But Desperate Dylan -
intractable villain
is constantly one step ahead.
   
And keeping my cool under fire
and dressed in civilian attire
I bravely got through
to bring this to you
like Steve McQueen over the wire.

But now I must swiftly away
like the bloke who delivers Milk Tray
for hark the chill sounds
of the following hounds,
my going I cannot delay.

But if on some overcast night,  
you notice some fleet shadow sprite,
it might just be me
in a hedgerow or tree
still fighting the limerick fight.

But soon they’ll be coming for you
then you’ll be a renegade too
you may find that you are a   
poetic Guevara
if you knock off a poem or two.

 
Sweepings from the Factory Floor – a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

indar
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Re: Limerick

Post by indar » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Up the Limerick!!! We shall overcome!! Halleluja Brother and AMEN!!

What a mighty effort! This might be the magnum opus that that changes the tide forever!!

Seriously, Dylan, I never thought I'd be knocked off my feet by a limerick

 

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