Limerick of the Week (169)

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 CHRIS DOYLE, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

Our lab rat, for cheese, ran 10Ks,
But of late appears lost in a daze.
He has yet to complete
This new task, and won’t eat
If he doesn’t start wending his maze.

And congratulations once again to CHRIS DOYLE, who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

“This plant deserves more than okays,”
Rev’rend Spooner said, sparing no praise.
“See its mesh of racemes?
That is part of God’s schemes,
For He works in wisteria’s maze.”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Ira Bloom, Brian Allgar, Konrad Schwoerke, Val Fish, Jane Shelton Hoffman, and Will T. Laughlin. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Ira Bloom:

The evangelists shouted okays,
To the plot to bring on End of Days,
By converting the Jews.
(When my tribe got the news,
We responded with countless oy veys).

Brian Allgar:

Pascal wouldn’t wait for okays;
His ideas never ceased to amaze.
He would tell the discerning:
“My mind is just burning
With notions – in fact, I’m a Blaise.”

Konrad Schwoerke:

Instead of some paltry okays,
My invention will garner high praise.
It’s a fission pipe lighter;
A real hot igniter,
So surely in glory I’ll blaze.

Val Fish:

A fellow was dating two Kays
And saw them on alternate days.
Double-booked them one night.
An ensuing cat fight
Saw the end of his two-timing ways.

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A fellow is dating two Kays
But they differ in notable ways.
One has him dance nude
To build up the mood.
The other one lies there and bays.

Brian Allgar:

The artist pronounced his okays
As he finished the painting with glaze.
But it aged where it hung
While the subject stayed young,
For the portrait was Dorian Gray’s.

Will T. Laughlin:

We applaud when the Head Chef okays
His filets in a veal demi-glaze.
As he sends out the plate,
Cries the maître d’: “Wait!
Mr. Trump says it needs mayonnaise!”

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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8 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (169)”

  1. Congratulations all! I enjoyed reading your limericks.

  2. Brian Allgar says:

    Congratulations to everyone. Special congratulations to Chris. And, of course, to Chris.

  3. Jane Hoffman says:

    It is always exciting to get an HM! Thanks for that, and congrats to all of the winners this week. This was a real challenge, but the entries were all OKAY!!!!

  4. Judith H. Block says:

    A fellow had bought a device
    He thought would be well worth the price.
    But bright mica he found,
    Not diamond in the ground.
    It fooled him and that wasn’t gneiss!

  5. Judith H. Block says:

    A fellow with many a vice
    Could find no sweet girl to entice.
    A guy should be stable,
    And mature and able.
    No gal wanted his merchandise.

  6. Judith H. Block says:

    GMOs kill, not worth the price!
    Monsanto will lie and entice!
    Round Up should be banned!
    Get facts! Understand!
    A word to the wise should suffice!

    (Sorry- but it’s THAT important.
    video clip

  7. P Diane Schneider says:

    I once thought to give Mad advice
    And doing so did pay a price
    A public reproach
    I felt like a roach
    So I quickly gave up my vice.

  8. Konrad Schwoerke says:

    Congrats to all! Thanks again, Mad.