Limerick of the Week (10)

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 five Honorable Mentions:

Congratulations to JOHANNA RICHMOND who wins Limerick of the Week for this witty and timely verse:

A fellow was hatching a plot
(Cruel, evil, corrupt, dot, dot, dot);
But for once folks cried out,
Even Newt voiced his doubt;
Paul, your vouchers aint worth diddly-squat.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith, Victoria Ceretto-Slotto, Earlybird, David Lefkovits a/k/a Mr. Goose, and Matty. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith:

A fellow was hatching a plot
To tutor his parrot a lot.
She not only could squawk.
In nine tongues she could talk.
She’s known as a true Polly-glot.

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto:

A fellow was hatching a plot
Involving his girlfriend named Dot.
He’d take her to Reno
and make a bambino.
Then she’d have to agree: “Tie the knot!”


A woman was hatching a plot
To pepper her man with lead shot.
She thought she’d have fun
With a sawn-off shot gun,
Then boil his remains in a pot.

David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose:

A woman was hatching a plot
For seducing a boy who was hot:
“I’ll have him, me thinks,
After plying with drinks
At some out-of-the-way little boîte.”


A woman was hatching a plot
To marry a man who was hot.
When she offered a lay,
The gent walked away.
A beautiful gal she was not.

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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11 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (10)”

  1. Matty says:

    Thank you. I appreciate the honorable mention.

  2. Victoria says:

    Thanks, Mad. I had fun reading all of them. They’re ALL winners. Thanks for hosting this.

  3. Veralynne Pepper says:

    You limerick writers (winners all),
    Seemed to indeed have a ball
    Using “–ot” such a lot
    You each hatched your own plot
    Now all six can be proud and walk tall!

  4. Granny Smith says:

    Thanks again, Mad. I think that there were more potential honorable mentions among this last week’s entries than ever before. Maybe that’s because we are all learning from your helpful suggestions!

  5. Haha. So many great limericks!

  6. Patrice of the ManyCats says:

    Congratulations to all! :)

  7. Dr. Goose says:

    Thanks, Mad – these limerick-offs are definitely the most fun I’ve ever had in a competition!

  8. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, everyone. I’m glad you’re all enjoying this limerick competition!

    And Veralynne, that’s a fun limerick!

  9. Poetjanstie says:

    Congratulations to the winner, I’m endlessly amazed at the never ending variety of limericks appearing on your very popular site, mad; don’t think I can keep up every week – aside from being elsewhere for a while.

    Have to say my favourite from the winners (once again) is Earlybird’s, because it’s not only good limerick, like them all, but it’s macbre, Has to be said by the way, Earlybird, that I wouldn’t visit you without some protection… ;-).

  10. Poetjanstie says:

    Sorry, I do know how to spell macabre; I’m just very poor at self editing… <:-|

  11. madkane says:

    Poetjanstie, I’m often amazed too. :)

    I hope you’re having a good time, wherever you are! You’re limericks are always welcome, but don’t feel pressure to participate. After all, it’s supposed to be fun!