I’m not only a fan of poetry, but meaningless daily national holidays as well and what better a day than one that combines both! Today is National Limerick Day and for those of you that don’t know:
A limerick is a comical poem that follows the rhyme scheme aabba.
Limerick Day falls on poet Edward Lear’s birthday, May 12, as a way celebrate to his work and popularizing limerick style poetry. Humor and a good rhyme scheme are two of my favorite literary characteristic so I thought I’d try my hand at writing limerick poetry.
This limerick was simply constructed to make you chuckle today…
Here are a few funny stanzas I found while looking for inspiration:
There once was a girl named Lenore
And a bird, and a bust, and a door
And a guy with depression
And a whole lot of questions
And the bird always says “Nevermore.”-The Poetry Collection
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee.
When they said “Does it buzz?”
He replied “Yes, it does!
It’s a regular brute of a bee!”
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “let us flee!”
“Let us fly!” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
There once was a man named O’Doul
Who found red spots dotting his tool.
His doctor (a cynic)
Ran him out of the clinic
Crying, “Wipe off that lipstick, you fool!”
A man called Percival Lee
Got up one night for a pee.
When he got to the loo
It was quarter to two,
And when he got back it was three.
Let’s appreciate some poetry today; comment an original or jot down your favorite well-known limerick!
Cheers to funny poetry,
p.s. If you recognize a poem and know the author, please let me know so I can give them credit! Poems not written by me were found via Pinterest and The Best Limericks of All Time by Michael R. Burch.