Limerick of the Week (121)

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 Jamie Hutchinson, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

You could plead, if you sat on the board
Of GM or Chrysler or Ford,
That they set as their bar
A dependable car,
But you never would reach an Accord.

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

As a bride, Mrs Milton was bored.
To her dear husband John she implored:
“You wrote Paradise Lost.”
Then her legs she uncrossed.
“Now find paradise yet unexplored.”

Congratulations to Will T. Laughlin, who wins a special Limerick Saga Award, sometimes given to a clever multi-verse limerick.

One day, when King Alfred was bored,
He put down his scepter and sword.
Forthwith the King called
To Bard Bertram the Bald:
“Soothe my soul with a comforting chord!”

The Bard began singing his song,
And the comforted King hummed along…
‘Til a jealous vizier
Whispered into his ear,
“Oh, Your Majesty! Something is wrong!”

“A rumor I’ve heard — a humdinger –
Says that Bertram is really a ringer!”
He continued, “I’ve heard
In his beard is a bird,
And the bird (not the Bard) is the singer!”

Cried King Alfred, “How thoroughly weird…
A Bard with a bird in his beard!”
So he gave a command
To the men close at hand
That the Bard should be taken and sheared.

Poor Bertram. It soon came to pass
That they shaved his face smoother than glass.
But the story absurd
Of the bearded Bard’s bird
Was just so much chin-music, alas.

Once Bertram was shaven, the King
Knew he’d done a regrettable thing.
The King had been careless,
And Bertram (the Hairless)
Was never again heard to sing.

So here is the moral, milord:
It’s a lesson that can’t be ignored.
If your Bard has a bird
In his beard, mum’s the word…
Or you’ll end up eternally bored.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Craig Dykstra, Fred Bortz, Will T. Laughlin, Colleen Murphy, Ailsa McKillop, Sue Dulley, and Madeleine Sara Maddocks. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Craig Dykstra:

The newlyweds never got bored.
The bride often found herself floored.
And sofa’d, and bedded,
And dining room setted,
And once got mahogany doored.

Fred Bortz:

He insists, “No, my dear, I’m not bored.
In fact, I would say that I scored.”
She replies, “I’ve concluded
You must be deluded.
In less than a minute, you snored.”

Will T. Laughlin:

One day, when Jehovah was bored,
Deep shit on his servant he poured.
Cried Job, in his pain,
“I don’t mean to complain,
But you need a new hobby, O Lord!”

Colleen Murphy:

The newlywed said he was bored.
His statement could not be ignored.
The fellow, in truth,
Had wed Dr. Ruth.
She preached what she could not accord.

Ailsa McKillop:

Oh, I was so heartily bored!
As each actor received their award,
Such thespian gush
Heard in reverent hush—
Take me now, if it pleases you, Lord!

Sue Dulley:

In England, “I’m bawd” means they’re bored,
And when the tea’s “pawed” it’s been poured.
They only say R’s
That aren’t there (Mar and Pa’s).
If you told them that’s flawed, they’d be floored.

Madeleine Maddocks:

A woman felt terribly bored
By each conquest she entered and scored.
On a scale one to ten,
She would judge all her men
With a zero for any who snored!

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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9 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (121)”

  1. Craig says:

    Thanks, Mad. Another fun week and lots of great stuff from contributors old and new. Cheers!

  2. Madeleine says:

    Oh wow, thank you and with so many talented entries to choose from. It’s a hard task. :O)

  3. Thanks Mad and everyone! Congratulations to Jamie, Will, and the HMs!
    When I wrote Mrs Milton was bored
    I could tell that the lim struck a chord
    But there’s plenty I feel
    That had equal appeal
    So I’m honored to get this award!

  4. Jamie Hutchinson says:

    thanks mad & congrats to all the funny winners!

  5. Johanna Richmond says:

    Congrats to Jamie and Steve — those were my two favorite limericks of week so I feel I scored! Loved Will’s King Alfred too! Great bunch all around. Congratulations to all!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners! And special thanks to Will T. Laughlin for entertaining us (once again) with his skillfully crafted multi-verse.

  7. Fred Bortz says:

    You had others to choose from, and you had to pick that one. Are you trying to draw me to the dark side? Are you Darth Vader’s sister, Mad?

  8. Fred Bortz says:

    Congrats to the other winners, especially Steve, who is definitely drawn by the dark side of the Force.

  9. madkane says:

    Fred, alas, is finally on to me. :)

    Congratulations once again to all the winners!