Endearing Limerick (Poetry Prompt)

I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this as a first line:

“An elderly fellow named James…”

Here’s mine:

Endearing Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

An elderly fellow named James
Had trouble remembering names,
So he often used “dear,”
Which hurt his career.
His defense? “I just did it to dames.”

Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity in my Limerick-Offs.

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17 Responses to “Endearing Limerick (Poetry Prompt)”

  1. An elderly fellow named James
    Had differences more like his sames.
    Some nights, on a whim,
    He’d trade James for Jim,
    And enjoy being both of his names.

  2. Ron says:

    An elderly fellow named James
    Who met a young lady from Ames
    She jumped in the hay
    Asked for a quick lay
    Poor man! He’s too old for these games.

  3. An elderly fellow named “James”
    Felt more at home on the range
    Where the antelopes and dear
    Have everything to fear
    From James playing animal games.

  4. Rashmi says:

    An elderly fellow named James
    Declared he’s swim across the River Thames
    I’m such a fool
    This ain’t a pool
    I shouldn’t make such outlandish claims.

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks for your fun limericks and please keep them coming! And if you’re on Facebook, please join me there as well at my Limerick-Off post.

  6. Lilibeth says:

    Well, I see I’m a little late for the Thames joke…but I tried.

  7. Lilibeth says:

    An elderly fellow named James
    Complained, upon seeing the Thames,
    I can’t understand
    All the guides in this land
    They certainly can’t pronounce names!

  8. An elderly fellow named James
    Has a store where he sells picture frames.
    Good at cheating and scheming,
    He leaves customers screaming,
    “You’ll die soon and will suffer, in flames!”

  9. An elderly fellow named James
    Loved to swim nude in the Thames,
    So he often would hear,
    “He’s naked – Oh, dear!”
    His response? “Bring on the dames!”

  10. Catherine says:

    An elderly fellow named James
    wants octogenarian “games”
    the sex with his wife…
    oh man, was it rife!
    “Viagra?… NO MORE!” she exclaims!

  11. An elderly fellow named James–
    A great guy ‘cause he took allda blames,
    I asked if he wanted
    What younger guys flaunted,
    Said he, “nos, but t’anks allda sames!”

  12. An elderly fellow named James
    Wore glasses with sturdy black frames,
    I looked ‘to his face
    When to my disgrace,
    He passed gasses of low classes for games .

  13. SteveNance says:

    Steve Nance An elderly fellow named James
    Sought help with remembering names
    But his use of mnemonics
    To help with the phonics
    Was tough — I mean, what rhymes with “James” ?!

    Hey Mad, glad to see the return of the limerick-offs!

  14. madkane says:

    Thanks Steve. I’m so glad people still enjoy participating in my limerick-offs.

    And thanks to all of you for your delightful limericks!

  15. Realist says:

    An elderly fellow named James
    Who once opened for Cryan Shames *
    Put down his guitar
    When they closed down the bar
    Now it’s many grandchildren he tames.

    * Cryan Shames

  16. Mad Kane says:

    Thanks Linda and Realist!