Limerick of the Week (118)

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 Tim James, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A woman quite often arose
In wrath at her sisters and bros.
They arranged her blind dates
With prospective soul mates.
So her life was all butt-ins and beaux.

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

From “The Vacuum,” The Cosmos arose,
As every good physicist knows.
I’d explain in this verse,
But the form is too terse.
The Big Bang requires Big Prose.

Congratulations to Johanna Richmond, who wins a special Limerick Saga Award, occasionally given to a clever multi-verse limerick.

Magnificently, he arose,
He’s a Greek god right down to his toes…
His serpent allures;
To say he endures
Is to liken the phoenix to crows.

I look up — in his teeth there’s a rose;
What he holds in his hand damn near glows;
Let me die by this stake…
Crap, that’s Ralph: “You awake?
I don’t know where this old flashlight goes.”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Sue Dulley, Jane Shelton Hoffman, J Cosmo Newbery, Steve Whitred, Scott Crowder, and Will T. Laughlin. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Sue Dulley:

With fabric, a pale shade of rose,
She made up some curtains and throws.
They didn’t look smart
So she took them apart–
It’s sad when she rips what she sews.

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A fellow who frequently rows
Never tells his wife just where he goes.
And her brother’s wife, Sue,
Often disappears too.
A family affair we suppose.

J Cosmo Newbery:

A woman was holding a rose
And the prize that it won in the shows.
And no-one suspected
Her win was connected
With the spot where she buried her beaux.

Steve Whitred:

His first tattoo says “I Love Rose.”
But another says “Bros before Hoes.”
So, his new girl, Inez
Wears a T-shirt that says,
“I’m with stupid”, wherever she goes.

Scott Crowder:

A woman was poked by a rose
And sent into orgasmic throes.
If one little prick,
Can do such a trick,
There’s hope for me too, I suppose.

Will T. Laughlin:

Rose planted her roses in rows,
Her garden to fully enclose.
Rose’s rosy rows rose,
And now nobody knows
When she goes through the rows with her beaux.

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 (118)”

  1. Congratulations to all the winners! Great creativity.

  2. Thanks for the honorable mention Mad! Congratulations to Tim, Fred, Johanna, and the other HMs. What a great collection of limericks!

  3. Fred Bortz says:

    What excellent company I find myself in. I neglected to cast votes this busy week, but I would have been thumbs-upping for all of these.

    I loved butt-ins and beaux, especially.

  4. Fred Bortz says:

    Oh, and I meant to say that no one can ever again ask me whether all that physics learning was worth it.

  5. Johanna Richmond says:

    Thank you, Mad! I’m embarrassed but I’ll take it! Congrats to Tim, Fred and the honorables! Loved them all!

  6. scott says:

    Congrats to Tim and everyone. And thank you MADam. Great rhymes all around!