Limerick of the Week (7)

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 four Honorable Mentions (three single verse limericks and one multiverse limerick.)

Congratulations to DAVID LEFKOVITS a/k/a Dr. Goose who wins Limerick of the Week for this excellent limerick:

A woman who loved a good fight
Would demand, as she argued all night,
Philosophical heft
From those on the left
And empirical proof from the right.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith, VerseBender, Paul Andrew Russell, and Patrice Stewart a/k/a Patrice of the ManyCats. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith:

A woman who loved a good fight
Invited to dinner one night
A catholic, a Jew,
Palestinians too.
They kissed and made up out of spite!


A woman who loved a good fight
Said, “Darlin’, you know it’s all right
The reason I’m itchin’
To get in some bitchin’:
The making up part’s a delight!”

Paul Andrew Russell:

A fellow who loved a good fight
Would go on a rumble all night.
He’d punch and he’d jeer,
Fueled on gallons of beer.
Then strut off to bed at first light.

Patrice Stewart a/k/a Patrice of the ManyCats:

A fellow who loved a good fight
Took on inner demons each night.
They’d roll, tumble, wrestle,
His body the vessel ~
A bone-chilling, hair-raising sight.

He’d chortle and shout out with glee,
“You’ll not get the better of me!
Mephistopheles, please:
You’re just a big tease!
I’ll win soon, and then I’ll be free…”

He leapt, intercepted the horde,
Sharp blade sweeping down as they roared…
Came the dawn, not a peep
As he smiled, deep in sleep ~
Grasp firm on invisible sword.

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions. There were so many good ones, narrowing them down to the best five was quite a challenge.

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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13 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (7)”

  1. Rinkly Rimes says:

    I enjoyed your selection of winners.

  2. Johanna Richmond says:

    A very entertaining bunch! Congratulations to all!

  3. Versebender says:

    Great fun…congrats to all. Vb

  4. Granny Smith says:

    What a great winner! Thanks, too, for granting me an honorable mention.

  5. Gloria says:

    Congratulations to Dr. Goose and the Honorable Mentions. I enjoyed them all!

  6. Patrice of the ManyCats says:

    Nice variety of topics ~ congrats to all, and thank you, Mad! :^D

  7. Dr. Goose says:

    Mad, thanks very much for this honor. This limerick, which combined your opening line with a political and philosophical theme that been on my mind, seemed to resonate with some readers who gave appreciative comments for the first time. I appreciate the challenge and look forward to joining with “Granny Smith”, “VerseBender”, Paul Russell and “Patrice de los muchos Gatos” in this week’s Limerick-Off.

  8. madkane says:

    Congrats once again to the winners. And Dr. Goose, I’m very pleased that your limerick got such an enthusiastic reception. Well deserved!

  9. Wow, thank you Madeleine, for the Honorable Mention. It was fun participating in your Limerick-Off challenge. Thank you. :-)


  10. scott says:

    Great limerick Dr. Goose!

    and congrats to Paul, VB, Granny and Patrice, nicely done.

  11. Fun choices! I enjoyed the winning limerick and honorable mentions too!

  12. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, Paul. I’m glad that everyone enjoyed the winning limericks!

  13. Patrice of the ManyCats says:

    We all “do good work” ~ ! Dr. Goose, perhaps I should consider changing my Mad handle to “Patrice de los Muchos Gatos y Muchas Estrofas” {versos} :)