Limerick of the Week (105)

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 Craig Dykstra, who wins both Limerick of the Week and the Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this funny verse:

A farmer was trying to raise
The volume of what his hen lays.
He read via Twitter
To feed the gal glitter.
Now the poor thing just lays Fabergés!

Congratulations to Johanna Richmond, who win the Special Anniversary-Themed Limerick Award for her lovely limerick celebrating 104 Limericks of the Week:

Well, it’s magical: one hundred four —
2 times fifty-two, four and five score!
As for me, I keep time
Working lim’rick-off rhyme
After rhyme till I can’t rhyme no more.

And that brings me to my presentation:
Though I happened here sans invitation,
‘Twas like finding a home
Where the funny folk roam
When the funny farm goes on vacation.

I spent years, Mad, before you, in truth,
Sitting ‘round, growing long in the tooth.
So I thank you, Ms. Kane,
For, through you, once again,
I’m the fun-loving me of my youth!

Congratulations to Sue Dulley and Will T. Laughlin, who jointly win a special Limerick Repartee Award for this limerick exchange:

Sue Dulley:

My veggie consumption to raise,
I sometimes eat out at buffets.
There’s red meat of course,
Which I hope isn’t horse,
But I’m there for the greens and the graze.

Will T. Laughlin:

Oh, Sue? when you go to buffets,
The meat that you see in the trays
Doesn’t come from a horse.
There’s a much cheaper source:
It’s employees who asked for a raise!

Sue Dulley:

Will T, are you trying to raise
My hopes when I go to buffets?
Not sure if I’d rather
Not-eat someone’s father
Or not-eat a beastie who neighs.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Tim James, Kevin Ahern, Bob Dvorak, Nelderini, Jane Shelton Hoffman, and Carolyn Henly. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Tim James:

A gal who was catching some rays
Doffed her pants and lay prone on her chaise.
She displayed herself vainly.
We have to speak plainly:
She moons. (It may just be a phase.)

Kevin Ahern:

A woman was catching some rays
As part of a new diet craze.
Her face turned to pale
When she got on the scale
Cuz it worked in mysterious weighs.

Bob Dvorak:

A fellow who wanted a raise
Worked long nights and still longer long days.
‘Til his boss, late one night,
Said, “Your wish I’ll requite.”
Then she added, “Let’s find other ways.”


A fellow who wanted a raise
Scanned the want ads in kind of a daze.
He moaned with a sob,
“I could find a new job–
Just not one that actually pays!”

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

Some goldfish were catching the rays
In a garden well-known as Monet’s.
“We’ve tried to be part
Of impressionist art,
But his sight isn’t that good these days.”

Carolyn Henly’s Ode to Spring Training

A fellow who wanted to raise
The crowd to its feet between plays
Hollered: “Come on, you guys,
Lift your hands toward the skies
And shout out those Y-M-C-A’s!”

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions and for helping to making this such a fun two Limerick-Off years!

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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11 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (105)”

  1. Craig says:

    Thanks, Mad!!

  2. Sue Dulley says:

    Congratulations to Craig and all the mentionees – well done.
    Thanks, Mad for the new category and the encouragement. Thanks also Jane for the ‘buffets’ idea which I confess to adopting without asking, and thanks Will for the extended repartee in which you supplied most of the humour.

  3. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, Craig and Sue!

    Sue, the Repartee Award isn’t a brand new, regular award. It’s a more of an occasional, special award, that I’ve given out a handful of times, when it’s well deserved.

  4. Bob Dvorak says:

    Thanks, Mad. It’s high praise, coming from you!

  5. Sue Dulley says:

    Thanks Mad, I didn’t know that. It’s always fun anyway.

  6. Congrats to the winners! Great round of limericks this week.

  7. Johanna Richmond says:

    Thank you, Mad! I’m honored! I hope my limerick didn’t kiss up too much :) Congrats to Craig and the HMs! Nice repartee, Sue and Will!

  8. Jane Hoffman says:

    Wow! What a good day to “rise” and shine. Thanks so much. Congrats to all the other winners. too. A special congrats to Johanna for doing such a wonderful job of putting into words what many of us feel about this group and contest. You are welcome, Sue. Keep eating those veggies!!!!

  9. Dr. Goose says:

    Proud to see Nelderini in the HM circle after responding to my invitation to join Madeleine’s merry crew!

  10. Johanna Richmond says:

    That’s sweet of you to say, Jane — thank you!

  11. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome! Congratulations again too all the winners!