Obstreperous Verse

Obstreperous Verse
By Madeleine Begun Kane

An obstreperous fellow named Joe
Picked a fight with a long-standing foe.
It began with a curse.
He soon needed a nurse.
Now Joseph is missing a toe.

Feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, please join my friends in that same activity in my limerick-offs.

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4 Responses to “Obstreperous Verse”

  1. Steve Nance says:

    An obstreperous fellow named Joe
    Ostentatiously ogled young Flo.
    His obnoxious obsession
    Occasioned objection:
    Orn’ry Joe was laid low by Flo’s beau.

    And any obstreperous fellows who object to the slant rhyme (or a little license with the word “ornery” ) can kiss my assonance, so there. :)

  2. An obstreperous fellow named Joe,
    After bidin’ his time (just for show),
    Hitched up with Obama
    To partake in the drama
    Of dealing the law its last blow.

  3. An obstreperous fellow named Joe,
    Hated limericks more than you know.
    So, when folks versified him,
    His own nature inside him,
    Would just boil over and he’d defiantly, just for the pure hellish fun of it, ruin their rhyme by going off meter and injecting, as jerkingly and unmelodiously as possible, the worst possible preposition-ending limerick conclusion anyone had ever been subjected to.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks to the three of you for your fun limerick-off contributions here and on Facebook.

    Steve, I do that sort of thing with apostrophes when necessary.

    Doug, since I specialize in political limericks (on my other blog) I was hoping someone would do a Biden limerick. Glad you did!

    As for you, Elwin, that was quite the obstreperous mouthful.