Out On A Limb Limerick

Out On A Limb Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A show-off is out on a limb,
Having climbed a tall tree with great vim.
He is grim now and sore;
Ev’ry limb hurts full-bore.
Will he awe, thrill, or score? Hopes are dim.

(DiversePoets asks for tree poetry.)

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9 Responses to “Out On A Limb Limerick”

  1. ha yes climbing can have its ordeals… :-)

  2. Nobody says:

    He is petrified (aka stuck).
    To get this far was nothing but luck.
    To jump off or climb down?
    Oh, this show-off’s a clown,
    He’s a jumper! Look out! What tha ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!!!!

  3. brian miller says:

    oh i have fallen out of a few trees in my day
    i bet he was sore…but sometimes that is what you get
    for showing off…

  4. Freya says:

    My dad was a tree surgeon when he was a much younger man. He fell out of a tree, but luckily, into deep snow. I imagine his ego was bruised, along with his tailbone!

  5. billgncs says:

    A show-off’s a bit of a punk
    as he desperately clings to a trunk
    from so precarious a height
    he whines piteously from fright
    muttering if only instead I’d spelunked

  6. vandana says:

    To loive and grow like a tree, how it would be!!

  7. Sumana Roy says:

    showing off is just like that…climbing high and waiting for the fall….

  8. What brilliant rhyming! You really do raise the limerick to a new art form. :)

  9. I’m a sucker for rhyme and this was like a vacuum, drawing me in. I love the mirth in your limericks. They are my “drug”.