Only In Queens, New York (Limerick)

Only In Queens, New York  (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“Wanna ride?” says a cop on the force.
I decline, though politely, of course.
I am tired, it’s true,
But my joints do not rue
My refusal. He’s riding a horse.

(True story:  A New York City cop on horseback offered me a ride after I complimented him on his beautiful (and gigantic) horse. Though tempted for roughly a nano-second, I took pity on my back and said a cowardly “no thanks.”) 

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16 Responses to “Only In Queens, New York (Limerick)”

  1. Danielle says:

    I love limericks!!!

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks, Danielle!

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  4. It’s a good limerick, no doubt, but I would have taken the ride!

  5. rax says:

    hilarious. i love limmericks :) good write

  6. shakir hasnain says:

    i can even see the smiling horse in this one.. it is very pithy and very funny. beautifully done!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks so much SquareTraveler, Rax and Shakir! And SquareTraveler, you’re a braver soul than I am. :)

  8. Travel Betty says:

    funny stuff! I like your airplane limmerick too. keep up the good writing!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks Travel Betty!

  10. Jami says:

    Oh that was fun! You should accept the ride next time. Where do horses go when they’re ridden by cops?

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks, Jami. The NYC police department has stables for its horses.

  12. fox says:

    A delightful poem.

    I have a general love for police horses. Though I dunno that I’d go for a ride on one either. :)

  13. Elena says:

    hi i enjoyed the read

  14. Love the limerick, I think I would have taken the ride (on the horse), it’s better than walking around Queens!