Limerick Of The Week (1)

In last week’s Limerick-Off post I announced, as an experiment, a Limerick Of The Week contest. Basically, the best limerick submitted here and/or on Facebook using my upset first line, would be crowned Limerick Of The Week.

Well, my experiment worked even better than I’d hoped — so well, that I plan to make this a weekly event. In fact, you submitted so many excellent limericks, that choosing a winner was tough. But I rose to the challenge and I’m really pleased to announce this week’s Limerick Of The Week Winner plus three Honorable Mentions … just in time for World Poetry Day.

Congratulations to Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith. She submitted several fine limericks and hereby wins Limerick Of The Week for this one:

A fellow was very upset.
He’d climbed mountains in highest Tibet,
Taken loans without fear
To pay Sherpas, buy gear.
Now he can’t climb his mountain of debt.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, Versebender, and co-writers (not to mention married couple) Catherine Palmer and Ron Mardix. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose:

A fellow was very upset
And filled with remorse and regret
That, instead of The Times,
His limerick rhymes
Appeared in the local Gazette.


A fellow was very upset
About words he had come to regret
Like calling her Dee
When her name was Marie
In the heat of a passionate sweat.

Catherine Palmer and Ron Mardix:

A fellow was very upset
Online he did meet a brunette.
When they kissed at her door
He but fell to the floor.
Her male package he’d never forget.

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions. In the next couple of minutes I’ll be posting a new Limerick-Off, which gives you yet another opportunity to win Limerick Of The Week.

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7 Responses to “Limerick Of The Week (1)”

  1. versebender says:

    All great…and thanks. Vb

  2. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, Versebender. Well deserved!

  3. Catherine says:

    Great choices Mad, and thanks for the honors!

  4. JamieDedes says:

    Lots of chuckles here. Thanks for sharing these.

  5. Granny Smith says:

    I’m delighted that you founnd my limerick worthy. Thank you for the honor!

  6. Gary says:

    Liked all your posted replies. Good choice in Granny Smith. Clever!


  7. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome Granny and Catherine. It was my pleasure. The reason I’ve decided to make Limerick of the Week a regular feature is the high quality of limerick submissions like yours. So thanks back to you!