Limerick Scold (Limerick-Off Monday)

Once again, it’s Limerick-Off time. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same first line. Then you post your limerick here and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too.

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

A gal who was rather a scold…


A man who was rather a scold…

Here’s mine:

Limerick Scold
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A gal who was rather a scold
Berated her spouse o’er his cold:
“You’re sick all the time
Without rhythm or rhyme,
And your illness is getting quite old.”

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 Facebook Limerick-Off post.

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45 Responses to “Limerick Scold (Limerick-Off Monday)”

  1. A gal who was rather a scold
    but a great cook, it must be told.
    Her husband , berated,
    fervently stated
    that his wife was worth more than gold.

  2. earlybird says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    told her man he was getting too old.
    She was rather aggrieved
    when he seemed quite relieved
    and took off with all of his gold.

  3. A man who was rather a scold
    Found his wife frigid and cold
    She could never get hot
    He couldn’t find the right spot
    So all his love making was put on hold.

  4. hansi says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Had a big mouth and felt really bold
    But love came her way
    Leaving her with nothing to say
    A man changed her heart with a ring made of gold.

  5. scott says:

    A guy who was rather a scold,
    of his acts she grew tired and old.
    Then she drew away,
    and to this very day,
    the guy is a clueless cuckold

    A gal who was rather a scold,
    her husband she thought she controlled.
    One day went too far,
    when she cleaned out his bar,
    now he waits for the day he’s paroled.

  6. Oh this is fun! I enjoyed the limericks in the comments as much as yours! Especially the man who is waiting to be paroled…hee hee. Good ones! My brain is too tired to think of any at the moment.

  7. Johanna Richmonx says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Freaked out at the signs of a cold:
    “It’s dusty, it’s breezy
    I’m feeling quite wheezy,”
    She cried, “Not to mention the mold!”

  8. Loyd Dillon says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    To Gadaffi yelled out (she was bold):
    “I won’t bodyguard
    Any more!” HE was jarred:
    “By a WOMAN Muammar’s being TOLD?!”

  9. A gal who was rather a scold
    Asked her husband for whom the bell tolled
    He said, “Well, you see
    “The bell tolls for thee…”
    Sent to prison, he was quickly paroled

  10. Beriowne says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    From Alaska came down from the cold.
    She wants, so she says,
    To become our Prez!
    (I have to admit I’m not sold.)

  11. Berowne says:

    By the way, Berowne is spelled “Berowne,” not “Beriowne.” You’d think I’d get my own name right… :-)

  12. Johanna Richmond says:

    A guy who was rather a scold
    And demanded folks do as they’re told
    Had his final fall-out
    (No one left to bawl out)
    With a squirrel on a bench in the cold.

  13. Linkmeister says:

    A girl who was rather a scold
    (and even mean, truth be told)
    Was told “Just be kind
    Or you’ll be fed just fruit rind”
    Said she “I’d rather eat mold.”

  14. Kim Nelson says:

    Now, Mad, usually it’s women who tire of men’s childlike behavior when ill!

  15. Steve Bumgarner says:

    A gal that was rather a scold
    phoned her husband – he put her on hold
    while he straightened his desk,
    practiced dance (Arabesque),
    filed his nails, took a leak – that was bold.

  16. jesse levy says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    berated me until I would fold
    She so often harried me
    That why she then married me
    I really have never been told.

  17. Vivek Banerjee says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Married a man who was old..
    And nagged him till he died
    And in Vegas she was spied
    Making merry with all his gold.

  18. Linda Motley says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Marched in Madison despite Winter’s cold
    She held high her poster
    To oust the imposter
    And the cops smiled and told her “We’re sold”!

  19. madkane says:

    What a varied and delightful assortment of limericks. Thanks so much, and please keep them coming!

  20. bendedspoon says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Her future has been foretold
    You will not go far
    Thus won’t reach the star
    For being so mean and cold.

  21. fiveloaf says:

    hahah! what great limerick you write! makes me smile! smile! smile! here’s my potluck.. cinderella for a man

  22. Dragon Ka-Tet says:

    LOL What FUN! :-D

    A gal who was rather a scold,
    Nagged herself about looking so “old”.
    So she did something drastic,
    And now she’s all plastic!
    She’d melt if it wasn’t so cold!

  23. Elaine Spall says:

    A man who was rather a scold
    Found his shouting was getting quite old
    So his friends hatched a plot
    Tied his tongue in a knot
    Now he trips on his words, I’ve been told

  24. Elaine Spall says:

    Another limerick…if you can stomach it…

    Going Green

  25. Jessica says:

    Here from Poetry Potluck.
    Great limerick to sum up ‘man flu’!!

    Sci Fi Hi

  26. Patrick says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    preferred that her daters be bold.
    Of course, she’d resist
    and never get kissed
    but got to complain ’bout the hold.

  27. Paul Davis says:

    A man who was rather a scold,
    Had a penis all covered in mold,
    had made him neurotic,
    of his book 10,000 copies were sold.

  28. Iwrite4u says:

    Amazing Limericks both on the post and on the comments. Thanks for playing in ” EWPF “

  29. Versebender says:

    These limericks have all been great!

    A man who was rather a scold
    Got grumpier as he grew old
    You’ll be a grouch too
    When it happens to you
    We geezers all fit the same mold

  30. I love this round of limerick off. Every one is fabulous. Late to the game but I have two, being so inspired by all of you.

  31. A guy who was rather a scold,
    always shouted, he never cajoled.
    He demanded his way
    on every day,
    his temper he never could hold.

  32. A gal who was rather a scold,
    Michelle Bachmann, or so I’ve been told.
    She never used facts
    in her vile attacks,
    as the truth caused her head to explode.

  33. Brion Emde says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Thought her barbs would make her men bold
    As she scorned another
    She heard from her brother
    “You’ll end up with no one, and old”

  34. Dr. Goose says:

    A dame who was rather a scold
    Of the sheep who might stray from the fold,
    Made her tongue extra tart
    For those who’d depart
    From the Testaments, both New and Old.

  35. Kavita says:

    bwahahaha…this is awesome!!

    A gal who was rather a scold
    She often did weigh herself in gold
    One day it rained too hard
    She’d to let down her guard
    And no sooner was she covered in mold :)

  36. Lee Magilow says:

    A man who was rather a scold
    Could not be amused or cajoled.
    His spirit declining,
    He just kept on mining,
    A life that would never find gold.

  37. Vinnie Falcone says:

    Uh dame what wuz always uh bitch
    kept lookin’ fa ways ta get rich.
    Tried boostin’ sum ice
    Got busted by vice
    Wound up wit’ uh thirty year hitch.

  38. Chris G. says:

    *grins* My apologies for not participating in the limerick goodness – all poem’d out for the late, late night I think…but I’m loving the game you’ve kicked off here. A good batch of limericks are the perfect way to end the night. Keep ’em up everyone!

  39. madkane says:

    These are just delightful! Thanks and please keep them coming. And don’t forget to come back for next week’s Limerick-Off Monday. :)

  40. A man who was rather a scold
    Whose mouth remained uncontrolled
    Had a wife sweet as sugar
    She was known as a cougar
    Among young lads, she spread all his gold

  41. brian says:

    smiles. i hate getting colds…esp this time of year…

  42. the way you use words are superb.
    keep it up.


    join us if you wish.

  43. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind words and your limericks. Please keep them coming. And watch for a new Limerick-Off early Monday.

  44. Swisstoons says:

    A gal who was rather a scold
    Had a mouth which was never on hold.
    When she’d something to say,
    Nevermind the dismay,
    Off her unshackled tongue it rolled!

  45. madkane says:

    Thanks again for your fun limericks, everyone. I’ve just posted a new Limerick-Off and hope to see you all there. :)