Raw Limerick

Raw Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Raw veggies are healthy, they say.
We’re advised to eat tons ev’ry day.
Plus dairy, grains, fruit,
Fish or chicken to boot.
The last two not raw — Hip Hooray!

(Written for the Sunday Scribblings’ raw prompt.)

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14 Responses to “Raw Limerick”

  1. Amanda Moore says:

    very cute! I would rather not eat Everything raw either!

  2. Old Egg says:

    I can imagine one early cave man’s delight to find the chunk of meat he was eating tasted so much better after falling in the fire! Great limerick.

  3. Henry Coe says:

    Raw veggies are healthy, they stated
    I’ve gone against grain unabated
    The Raw fish in sushi is sporty
    when mixed with Gulf Coast 10w40
    it won’t leave you stuck constipated.

    The last limerick was somewhat a breach
    but I grew up on Pensacola Beach
    BP blew their mission
    so I’m no longer fishin’
    and I’m frustrated by how far oil reached

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks Amanda and Old Egg! Fun verse Henry! And so very true.

  5. Altonian says:

    Very amusing limerick – but here in Finland we eat plenty of raw fish too.

  6. Cute limerick… I can’t imagine eating raw chicken :-(

  7. Definitely good dietary advice.

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks, I have to admit my husband eats sushi. But I won’t go near it. :) Ugh!

  9. Norm Levy says:

    Reflections on the Rediscovery of Fibre
    As Beneficial in the Modern Diet

    The lowly oat
    The humble groat
    Each fibrous fleck of bran
    Has now been found
    To bring profound
    Relief to modern man.

    Have flatulence?
    You say your leg is swollen
    Each can be tamed
    Or else reclaimed
    Your heart or furry colon.

    The lesson here
    Is pure and clear
    For evey oat imbiber
    There’s “good” to find
    In every kind
    If you’ve the MORAL fibre.

  10. madkane says:

    Norm, I love that poem. Thanks for the laughs!

  11. Norm Levy says:


    Thanks. “Turn about is fair play.” I’d welcome YOUR response to the VERSE CHALLENGE on my site

  12. madkane says:

    Norm, I’ll be sure to check it out. :)

  13. shaista says:

    I’ve been scrolling down and reading lyric after lyric, or do I mean limerick? Both I suppose :)
    Thank-you for the smiles… and happy st paddy’s, world poetry, women’s day, and happy this Sunday day!

  14. madkane says:

    Thanks so much shaista. I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying sundry limericks!