Thursday, March 15, 2018

Limerick contest

In honour of St Patrick’s Day we held an office Limerick contest!

Your Limerick must have any of these words:
Water, Sun, Teeth, Canada, Dummy, Rhine, shoe.

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to be a good poet!
A limerick is a form of verse, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five-line, predominantly anapestic[1] meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. [2] The following example is a limerick of unknown origin:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.[3]

The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century.

Comment below on your favorites


There once was a man from the Rhine

Too drunk to ever walk in a line
He always tripped on his feet
Which he thought was quite neat
As the liquor kept him feeling just fine

We always enjoy  a glass of wine
Gewürztraminer from the Rhine.
But the best ones I see
Are all from BC
And some of these are so divine.

There once was a man from the Rhine
who swam the length all the time
though the water was cold
and his toes almost froze
He never complained or whined.


There once was a fellow named Ike
Who was often seen riding his bike.
He drove through the water
Ran over an otter
And fell on his face in the dike.

The water was rough and as it was cold
But the tri-athletes soldiered on so bold
They powered through waves
a warm fire they craved
And a cup of hot cocoa to hold.


In Vancouver you say it is rainy
Lack of sun can make you go zany.
But stop whining and sniveling
Enough of your driveling
You’re being too much of a painy.


There once was a man with no teeth
when his mouth was full did speak
as the food went flying
his guests were all crying
as the mush that he ate really reeked!


In old Egypt town there are mummies
the sarcophagi all filled with dummies
the robbers, they took all the loot
gold and trinkets stuffed in their boots
which the archaeologists all thought was crummy!


There once was a man lost his shoe
He just didn’t know what to do
He looked high and low
With nowhere to go
For stores only sell them in twos!


In Canada we say sorry a lot
Cause politeness is what we were taught.
So step on my toe
Or stab me with elbow.
It’s my fault even when it is not!

The weather in Canada is very odd
A statement that is really quite broad
Whether winter or summer
It is never a bummer
Cuz the scenery you’ll always applaud

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