Limerick of the Week (54)

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 Byron Miller a/k/a Errol Nimbly who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A woman who tended her brood,
Followed hens who had eggs to extrude.
When a randy old rooster
Ran up and then goosed her,
She cried, “What a foul interlude!”

Congratulations to Jane Shelton Hoffman who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

A woman who tended to brood
Decided to have her hair blued
When she heard someone say,
“She ought to stay gray
Because that color matches her mood.”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, Robert Schechter, Jim Delaney, Patience and the Prodigal, and RJ Clarken. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose:

A fellow who tended to brood
On the right to be seen in the nude
Appealed to the court
With no briefs in support,
So they didn’t know what to conclude.

Robert Schechter:

A fellow who tended to brood
When a lion considered him food,
Declared, “I’m so sorry
To leave your safari,
But lions are best when eschewed.”

Jim Delaney:

A fellow who tended to brood
Had the notion to start up a feud.
Soon his lust for vendetta
Outclassed operetta
For plots that were petty, but skewed.

Patience and the Prodigal:

A fellow who tended to brood
Checked the price of a barrel of crude:
“To the devil and hell
With Exxon and Shell.”
For the rest of his life he canoed!

RJ Clarken:

A fella who tended to brood
On affairs of the heart, did conclude
That perhaps if he tried
A somnambulant bride
She would not run away when pursued.

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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13 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (54)”

  1. Errol Nimbly says:

    Thanks for the acknowledgement, Mad. Glad you got a giggle. It’s great fun contributing to your fabulous site.

  2. Amarnath Mukhopadhyay says:

    Congratulations to the winner. Thanks Madeleine for the right selection. Participation was enjoyed.

  3. Jane Shelton Hoffman says:

    Thanks, everyone, for my Choice Award! The limericks this week were stupendous!

  4. Jim Delaney says:

    I’m so glad that my mention was Honorable. Thanks, Mad.

  5. Johanna Richmond says:

    Delightful winning limerick, Byron! Loved all those chosen — congrats and thanks for the laughs!

  6. a woman who tended to brood,
    To our Maddie was frightfully rude,
    just as fast as you will
    Maddie lashed with her quill,
    Now this woman is very subdued.

    thanks for the acknowledgement, Mad.

  7. madkane says:

    Congratulations again to all the winners. And thanks to all of you for your amusing and enthusiastic comments.

  8. Sara McNulty says:

    congrats all! Well deserved.

  9. Poetesswug says:

    A woman who tended her brood
    was afraid there was one she’d exclude.
    So she gathered them in,
    made attractive the pen,
    by assortments of peck-able food!

  10. Dr. Goose says:

    That was one of the best Limerick-Offs in recent memory, and I’m flattered to be among those cited above. Congratulations to Robert Schechter!

  11. madkane says:

    It really was a strong group of contenders. Congratulations again everyone!

  12. Geraldine says:

    Bryon’s made me LOL! Loved them all actually. :<)

  13. madkane says:

    Glad you enjoyed them, Geraldine!