Limerick of the Week (126)

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 Jim Delaney, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A fellow would often opine:
“You should say what you think; show some spine,
But I’ve frequently found
An opinion’s unsound
If it glaringly differs from mine.”

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

The physicist liked to opine
That Schroedinger’s cat was just fine.
Then he opened the box
And alas, shock of shocks,
He discovered a half-dead feline.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Jane Shelton Hoffman, Brendan Beary, Colleen Murphy, Mary Blackley, and Fred Bortz. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A boy fish was starting to pine
For his missing girl fish, oh so fine.
So where did she go?
Well, all that we know
Is that she’d reached the end of the line.

Brendan Beary:

A fellow would often opine
On the evils of whiskey and wine,
So we townsfolk were tickled
On finding him pickled
As though he’d been soaking in brine.

Colleen Murphy:

The playwright, when panned, would opine
After drinking some glasses of wine,
“May those critics be throttled,
Their attitudes bottled,
And put where the sun doesn’t shine!”

Mary Blackley:

In a barrel handcrafted from pine
A corned beef was basting in brine,
Rye bread and some carrots,
And sixteen large parrots.
Oh, won’t you come over to dine?

Colleen Murphy:

My sister would frequently pine
Over ev’ry last boyfriend of mine.
So I found me another
Whose twin was a brother.
Now the four of us get along fine!

Fred Bortz:

On a lower bunk fashioned of pine,
The trysting pair went to entwine.
They squealed and they wriggled
At least ’til I giggled.
Then they blushed, for the upper was mine.

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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5 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (126)”

  1. Jim Delaney says:

    Thank you!

  2. Fred Bortz says:

    Wow! My virtual trophy case is overflowing. A pair of awards has me primed for next week.

    Congrats to all and thanks to FB limericians.

  3. Jane Hoffman says:

    Congrats to all of the winners!!!!!! I am always amazed when I am among them because there are always so many clever entries.

  4. Sue Dulley says:

    Congratulations everyone, and thanks Mad for another great week.

  5. Jon Gearhart says:

    Congrats to all. The awards were well deserved.