Limerick of the Week (3)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick of the Week based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in last week’s Limerick-Off. I’m very pleased to announce the winning Limerick of the Week and one Honorable Mention:

Congratulations to Johanna Richmond who wins Limerick of the Week for this entertaining verse:

A man who was painfully shy
On his analyst’s couch, whispered “why?”
“Vell, your Vater ist rich
und your mutter’s a bitch
But my bet’s on that shrimp in your fly.”

For those who are keeping track, Johanna took this prize last week too. :)

Although my first two Limerick of the Week contests awarded three Honorable Mentions, this week’s has just one. Why? I explain in this limerick:

Dear Limerick-Off Versifiers
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Yes, some of your lim’ricks were witty,
But imperfect in form — what a pity!
And the ones with no gaffes
Just did not give us laughs.
Yours truly, The Judging Committee.

And now this week’s single Honorable Mention goes to Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith for her amusing limerick:

A gal who was terribly shy
In person, let guys pass her by,
But left them agog
with her hot sexy blog
And met guy – after guy – after guy.

Congratulations again to 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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8 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (3)”

  1. Granny Smith says:

    Dear Judging Committee,
    I just read aloud, to my daughter-in-law, your explanation above, and she REALLY laughed aloud at it. Which reaction may clarify for all of us why you have a right to judge.

    And thank you again!


  2. Victoria says:

    Oh, these are rare. I think I can become addicted.

  3. madkane says:

    LOL, Granny Smith. Thanks, and please thank your daughter for me. And of course congrats yet again for another Honorable Mention.

    And Victoria, I’m sure you realize this is a big plot on my part to addict the entire universe to limericks. :)

  4. Johanna Richmond says:

    I’m with Phyllis — LOVE “the judging committee”! Thanks, Madeleine. I’m truly honored. And congratulations, Phyllis!


  5. versebender says:

    Ok…I couldn’t resist… :)

    Ms Kane offered words from above
    To give our poor limericks a shove
    “Your rhyme and your meter
    Both need to be neater”
    Thanks, Mad, for the dose of tough love!

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Johanna and Versebender. And Versebender, I really enjoyed that limerick. Very funny!

  7. Great choices!

    Hey, who’s doing the A to Z Challenge this month? (I am.) Please stop by, and leave comment links, if you are!)

  8. madkane says:

    Glad you liked them, Linda. Good luck with A to Z. I’m not doing A to Z, although I’m aiming for a poem per day.