Limerick of the Week (84)

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 Chris Doyle, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A man who was very refined
Served Chianti to guests as they dined.
“If our friendship gets strained,”
Mr. Lector explained,
“You may give me a piece of your mind.”

Congratulations to Jamie Hutchinson, who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

The duchess was not so refined
As to say that she’d terribly mind
If her manservant came
In the front door—no shame—
While the duke himself entered behind.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Tim James, Bob Dvorak, Craig Dykstra, Chris Doyle, Colleen Murphy, and Patience (of Patience and the Prodigal.) Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Tim James:

A guy who was not too refined
Took a friend out to hunt and unwind.
He took aim at a deer,
Capped his friend in the rear.
(He shot the wrong version of hind.)

Bob Dvorak:

A gal who was very refined
Took her pal up the hill, where she pined,
“I’ve no notions of guilt;
Do with me what thou wilt.
From this angle I’m highly inclined.”

Craig Dykstra:

A teacher was not too refined
And had quite a lascivious mind.
He used to be trusted
But finally got busted
For feeling a little behind.

Chris Doyle:

A woman who’s very refined
Is inclined to be less so when wined.
With sufficient Chablis,
She might even agree
To a Gypsy Rose Lee bump and grind.

Colleen Murphy:

A woman, both rich and refined,
Toward those with less fortune was blind.
But Karma made sure
In time she’d grow poor,
So others could pay her no mind.

Patience: (of Patience and the Prodigal)

A gal who was very refined
Refused to break wind when she dined.
The gas overloaded,
And then she exploded.
Her manners were all they could find!

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions.

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6 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (84)”

  1. Jane Hoffman says:

    As I wrote before, there were some great limericks this time. Congrats to all the winners!!!!!!!

  2. Chris Doyle says:

    I’m honored, of course, but I gotta say that Jamie’s offering is in a class of its own. It describes a bluest-of-blue sexual encounter with elegance, panache, and wit. That’s limerick gold!

  3. Jesse Levy says:

    Great stuff. Congrats to all!

  4. Veralynne says:

    WOW! What a line-up of brilliant offerings here!!! Jamie, of course . . . special!! Colleen’s social conscience shines. But exceptional craft and cleverness all ’round. Way to go!

  5. Hoot Gibson says:

    A gent who had been extremely refined
    Grew old and away went his mind.
    He once was objective
    And coolly selective.
    But now he can’t find his behind.

  6. madkane says:

    Congratulations once again to all the winners!