Limerick of the Week (53)

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.

Congratulations to Robert Schechter who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

Young Jack, who was terribly shrill,
Said, “Give me another chance, Jill!”
But her dad said, “My daughter
Don’t need your damn water,
You klutz! Stay away from that hill!”

Congratulations to Jason Talbott who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook likes:

A man who was terribly shrill
Tried to sing with vibrato and trill.
The glassware all shattered
As bar patrons scattered
And they’ve banned karaoke there still.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Madeleine Sara Maddocks, Craig Dykstra, Neal Pattison, Jane Shelton Hoffman, Ira Bloom, and John Reeves a/k/a Doggerelo. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Madeleine Maddocks:

A gal who was terribly shrill
On account of her helium thrill
Sold balloons at the fair
’Til she took to the air
And was seen floating over a hill.

Craig Dykstra:

So this gal with a voice that was shrill,
Said of birthdays, ”I’ve quite had my fill!”
Then she grabbed up a knife
And soon ended her life.
Now she’s under, not over, the hill.

Neal Pattison:

A jerk who was terribly shrill
Had a label for those on the pill:
No ifs, ands or buts,
He called them all sluts.
Now the pig finds his fat on the grill.

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A gal who was terribly shrill
Was known for her horror film skill.
She could shriek loud and clear
And show real intense fear.
She was often the one they would kill.

Ira Bloom:

A guy who was terribly shrill
Told a woman who’d eaten her fill:
“Have you stepped on a scale?
You’re as big as a whale!
I suggest you cut back on the krill!”

John Reeves a/k/a Doggerelo

A gal who was terribly shrill
Broke glass with her voice for a thrill.
She hit the wrong note
In a glass-bottomed boat.
They’re dragging the lake for her still.

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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9 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (53)”

  1. Veralynne says:

    WOW! Great winners! Limerick of the Week and Friends’ Choice are terrific, but so were the rest. Mad, you had an extra tough choice this week!

  2. I LOED the winning one but the “Over/under the hill” one made me laugh so hard, I shook the bed so hard that I woke up the dog, the Chihuahua bit me (it’s 4:30 a.m. here and he’s not really a morning kind guy) but it was worth it!! Great going, great jobs everyone! Especially you, Maddy. However did I get along before I knew about you!!?
    hugs all ’round ~~~ cyn

  3. Sometimes I can even spell “loved” with a “v”. I need a nap and a band-aid….LOL

  4. Jane Shelton Hoffman says:

    Boy, another great week for limericks! Thanks for the honorable mention!

  5. Bravo to Robert Schechter & Jason Talbot. I love the one by John Reeves a/k/a Doggerelo

    and all the others. Whoops of joy, me too! Thank you.

  6. Craig says:

    Thanks, Mad … a fun week indeed. Congrats to all you participated.

  7. Thom says:

    Congrats to the winners.

  8. Sara McNulty says:

    Congrats to everyone. Very clever, and the over/under the hill had me hysterical.

  9. madkane says:

    Congratulations once again to the winners. And thanks everyone for your comments and limerick contributions!