Limerick of the Week (38)

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 the Honorable Mentions:

Congratulations to IRA BLOOM who wins Limerick of the Week for this clever verse:

A fellow whose last dime was spent
On toner, proceeded to vent:
“That HP ink-jet
We were eager to get
Now’s the printer of our discontent.”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Edmund Conti, Robert Schechter, Veralynne Bosko Pepper, Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith, Jane Shelton Hoffman, and Arthur Goikhman a/k/a SurrealGames. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Edmund Conti:

A fellow whose last dime was spent
Decided to sell his one stent.
His search was in vain.
Do I need to explain
That pun which you’ll come to resent?

Robert Schechter:

A woman whose last dime was spent
Entertaining an indigent gent,
Said, “I’m such a dumb bunny.
I thought he had money!
But that’s not what ‘indigent’ meant.”

Veralynne Bosko Pepper:

A woman whose last dime was spent
Found the key to her lock box was bent.
Oh, what could she do?
Solicit a screw?
In a blur, to the bar off she went.

Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith:

A fellow whose last dime was spent,
Not despairing, went on to invent
A money machine
Like none before seen.
Can you guess to which prison he went?

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A fellow whose last dime was spent
Had no money for food or for rent.
He committed a crime
So he could do time
And live on the taxpayers’ cent.

Arthur Goikhman a/k/a SurrealGames:

A fellow whose last dime was spent
On proving he had no intent
Was guilty as sin
But savored his win,
Since no one dug up the cement.

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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5 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (38)”

  1. Mike says:

    Wow! These are all so ideally perfect! I am glad I did not even enter THIS week. I would have been down in the DIShonorable UNmentionables!

  2. Edmund Conti says:

    Good choice. For Ira Bloom, that is. (Well, yeah, for me too.)

  3. Veralynne says:

    I’m really surprised I rated because I thought this week’s crop WAS truly exceptional. Congrats, all, especially the winner–brilliant!!

  4. Tumblewords says:

    Delicious fun! Judging would be a tough task…

  5. madkane says:

    Judging was indeed tough! Congratulations once again to all the well-deserving winners!