Limerick of the Week (85)

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 Brenda Bryant a/k/a Rinkly Rimes, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A woman would frequently pose
In very undignified clothes.
On her feet she wore spats,
On her head she wore hats,
And the parts in between simply froze.

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

The nudists would frequently pose
In group shots without any clothes.
But the photos they’d crop,
Leave the waist to the top
To hide any parts that arose.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Johanna Richmond, Craig Dykstra, Scott Crowder, Phyllis Reinhard, Jazzbumpa, David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, and Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Johanna Richmond:

It was feared an art teacher might pose
A threat to her junior van Goghs
When she cried out, “Alright,
One more bad Starry Night
And I’ll cut off your ear AND your nose!”

Craig Dykstra:

So this model is striking a pose.
How she holds so still, God only knows.
Never moving an inch
So I gave her a pinch …
And found out we’re in Madame Tussaud’s.

Scott Crowder:

A fellow would frequently pose,
For wifey, without any clothes.
And to make him look hung,
As when he was young,
She’d zoom in as far as it goes.

Phyllis Reinhard:

Sweet Gertrude would frequently pose
A question — what’s verse and what’s prose?
She lifted her Stein
And declared both were fine,
Since “a rose is a rose is a rose.”


A woman would frequently pose
At my studio, sans all her clothes.
I quite liked the view;
When the painting was through
We discussed the first thing that arose.

David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose:

Some Democrats wanted to pose
As the One Percent’s populist foes,
Until revelations
That all their donations
Were siphoned from rich CEOs.

Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith:

A mermaid would frequently pose
On a rock. In the winter, she froze.
“They think it is chipper
That I have a flipper.
I would rather have toes and warm clothes!”

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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4 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (85)”

  1. Veralynne says:

    WOW! Very clever, you guys . . . and gals! Not just funny, but extra clever this time. Good show!

  2. madkane says:

    Congratulations once again to all the winners!

  3. Rinkly Rimes says:

    (Last week I was voted the best!
    Just guess how I puffed-out my chest!
    I’m utterly thrilled
    To find myself billed
    Up there with the much-admired rest.

    A limerick’s such fun to write
    And what’s more it does not take all night!
    Thank you Mad Kane!
    I’ll be writing again.
    I’m flying as high as a kite.)


  4. madkane says:

    Rinkly, congrats again on last week’s win. Great job! And I really enjoyed these two limericks of yours! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my Limerick-Offs!

    I’ve moved your “nut” limerick to the nut Limerick-Off post.

    Thanks again for the laughs!