Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: HOUND at the end of Line 1 or 2 or 5

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too.

I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick using HOUND at the end of Line 1 or Line 2 or Line 5. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.)

The best submission will be crowned Limerick Of The Week. (Here’s last week’s Limerick Of The Week Winner.)

How will your poems be judged? By meter, rhyme, cleverness, and humor. (If you’re feeling a bit fuzzy about limerick writing rules, here’s my How To Write A Limerick article.)

I’ll announce the Limerick of the Week Winner next Sunday, right before I post next week’s Limerick-Off. So that gives you a full week to submit your clever, polished verse. Your submission deadline is Saturday at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time.)

Here’s my limerick:

An inventor and builder would hound
His staffers to break some new ground.
He found acting quite mean
And venting his spleen
Often led them to breakthroughs profound.

Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same rhyme word and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity on my Facebook Limerick-Off post.

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76 Responses to “Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: HOUND at the end of Line 1 or 2 or 5”

  1. Sue Dulley says:

    “You aren’t anything but a hound
    dog” wouldn’t have had the right sound
    As a rockin’ blues lyric
    Sung by a satyric
    Young star whose ascent would astound.

  2. Brian Allgar says:

    Sherlock Holmes was attacked by the Hound
    Of the Baskervilles. One mighty bound,
    And he’d ripped out his throat!
    Causing Sherlock to gloat:
    “Well, it proves that my teeth are still sound.”

  3. Brian Allgar says:

    In ‘mish’, though he’d pound her and pound,
    She just lay there with never a sound,
    But when flipped on her front
    She would giggle and grunt,
    And in ‘doggy’, she bayed like a hound.

  4. Brian Allgar says:

    My wife paid a gumshoe to hound
    Me – she knew I was fooling around.
    So we screwed in the sea,
    And he still followed me,
    But the sap couldn’t swim, so he drowned.

  5. Brian Allgar says:

    I cursed when my stupid old hound
    Went digging for bones in the ground,
    For I’d cut up my wife
    With a sharp kitchen knife,
    And she wasn’t supposed to be found.

  6. Brian Allgar says:

    Marooned when his ship ran aground,
    Crusoe checked out the island and frowned,
    For the marks on the shore
    Were the prints of a paw,
    So “Dog Friday” he now calls the hound.

  7. Tom Hale says:

    Nowadays rock and roll songs abound,
    But that sound’s not always been around.
    It gained traction, no doubt,
    When EP belted out,
    “Thou art naught but a dog, yea, a hound.”

  8. Judith H. Block says:

    A guy really hung like a hound,
    And loved to flirt and fool around.
    He drove women mad,
    Of that, he was glad.
    His size never ceased to astound.

  9. Judith H. Block says:

    A wonderful breed is the hound,
    Search and Rescue must have him around.
    He finds those who are lost,
    In rubble, forest, or frost.
    His strong sense of smell does astound.

  10. scott says:

    on days that I miss my old hound
    I wait for that imminent sound
    of neighbors despairing
    and cursing and swearing
    whenever they step in a mound

  11. Dave Johnson says:

    It’s fun to experience the sound
    When Karaoke Night rolls around.

    One dude tries to croon
    An old country tune

    And gets up and bays like a hound.

  12. Dave Johnson says:

    She continued to hector and hound;
    He recoiled from the unending sound.

    Now technology wins;
    He just sits there and grins.

    New ear buds will keep him around.

  13. Lisi Nortman says:

    When we moved out west, we bought a hound
    Three days later, he was no where to be found

    He picked up a scent
    And off he went

    To an open trash bag on Long Island Sound

  14. Lisi Nortman says:

    We searched the yellow pages till we found
    A restaurant where we could take our hound

    At “Le Steak”
    We did a double take

    When we noticed he would only eat ground round

  15. Lisi Nortman says:

    When you take your beloved Foxhound
    To the dog park on Long Island Sound

    He’ll realize the grass
    Smells like another dog’s ass

    So take him there when he’s uncomfortably “bound”

  16. Marty McCullen says:

    I advertised in “Lost and Found”
    That I was missing my great hound.
    Who knows where he went,
    And what’s his intent,
    Or if he was on the rebound?

  17. Lisi Nortman says:

    If you play fetch with your beloved hound
    And you’re tired of going round and round

    Buy a tape that mimics thunder
    He’ll feel like he’s been blown asunder

    You’ll find him later beneath the surface of the ground

  18. Marty McCullen says:

    My life is not on level ground
    Since I lost my dear old hound.
    His name is “Marty,”
    And he’s a smarty.
    My reasons must not have been sound.

  19. Marty McCullen says:

    I can leap, but maybe not bound.
    Did you think that I was a hound?
    I may be crazy,
    But I’m not lazy.
    I’ll show up in the Lost and Found.

  20. Dave Johnson says:

    He walks with his loyal, old hound
    Through the neighborhood; poking around.

    Self-appointed he is
    To know everyone’s biz;

    Our Snoop Dog is here on the ground.

  21. ytcai says:

    Be it a mutt, a pincher or hound
    All are dogs that sure get around
    They chase fancy cars
    And hang out in bars
    Sexist men belong in the pound

  22. Konrad Schwoerke says:

    I was looking to buy me a hound,
    So I stopped at the area pound.
    Saw a babe at the counter,
    And asked could I mount ‘er—
    The bitch put me down on the ground.

  23. Lisi Nortman says:

    My husband calls me a virtual bloodhound
    Claims I can smell things even underground

    I got so mad one day
    That I ran away

    To my dear Mama at the New Jersey Dog Pound

  24. Lisi Nortman says:

    A dog stares out the window, looking around
    Searching for something that will astound

    His primary need
    Will be answerer indeed

    Finding another canine hound

  25. Dave Johnson says:

    They had met at The Horse ‘n Hound;
    Then spent the night fooling around.

    When morning sun shone,
    She was there all alone;

    Her steed was nowhere to be found.

  26. Dave Johnson says:

    The fox darted quickly around;
    On the chase, a maniacal hound.

    They dove under a hive
    Where the honey bees thrive

    With a crash, then a huge yelping sound.

  27. Dave Johnson says:

    They own a big loud-barking hound;
    But they’re hardly ever around.

    Now, upon their return
    Is when they will learn

    That four-legged turd’s in the pound.

  28. Mark Kane says:

    A horny young hot blooded hound,
    Would try and mount all that he found.
    But a dusty old hive,
    With bees still alive?
    Hence the moaning and whimpering sound.

  29. Diane Groothuis says:

    The professor was oft to be found
    At the bar of the old “Fox and hound”
    Where the bar-maid was pretty
    Quite buxom and witty
    And readily had him de-gowned.

  30. Lisi Nortman says:

    My dog is a loving Bassett Hound
    Who we found at a lush and lovely campground

    He was cryin’ all the time
    And full of dirt and grime

    But he wagged his tail when we were all home bound

  31. Lisi Nortman says:

    Limerick #23 is supposed to be
    His primary need
    Will be ANSWERED indeed


  32. Lisi Nortman says:

    We just love our bushy new hound
    So glad we were passing the pound

    He ain’t never caught no rabbit
    And we named him Sebastian Cabot

    A great companion, we sure have found

  33. Dave Johnson says:

    For Cleveland, they have a Dawg Pound;
    The Black Hole is where Raiders abound.

    In the Patriot’s lair,
    So unjust and unfair

    Is the NFL’s snooping bloodhound.

  34. Allen Wilcox says:

    So searching for blood was the hound,
    Who was keeping his nose to the ground.
    But he raised it, we’d guess,
    Redefining success.
    Was a bitch’s rear end that he found.

  35. Allen Wilcox says:

    That crazy old dog went around
    And around, and he howled like a hound.
    Every day without fail
    He went out chasing tail –
    It was only his own that he found.

  36. Lisi Nortman says:

    I thought I had a wonderful hound
    One that I could “show around”

    But he ain’t no friend of mine
    Cause he bit me where the sun don’t shine

    So I had to return him back to the pound

  37. Lisi Nortman says:

    My obstetrician looked at my hound
    She was getting fat and making a groaning sound

    A bison frise
    Was having his way

    Next week we go for the ultrasound

  38. My friends repeatedly hound
    Me to write something profound

    I enjoy creating
    But I’d rather be dating

    And just have fun fooling around

  39. Dave Johnson says:

    Her hubby had drifted around
    The whole time like a lecherous hound.

    When they got home that night,
    As she turned out the light,

    The sofa’s where he could be found.

  40. Dave Johnson says:

    Big Bubba can often be found
    At a bar called The Animal Pound.

    He’ll sit and stare
    At a tight derriere

    And bellow and bay like a hound.

  41. Mark Kane says:

    She’d hound and she’d hound and she’d hound,
    And he’d take it and not make a sound.
    But one day he just snapped,
    And did something apt.
    She’s vanished and won’t soon be found.

  42. not a duplicate

    The obstetrician examined my hound
    She was fat and getting round

    A Bison Frise
    Was having his way

    Next week it’s ultrasound

  43. not a duplicate

    My dog is a Bassett Hound
    Who we found at a lovely campground

    He was “cryin’ all the time”
    And full of grit and grime

    But he wagged his tail when we were all home bound

  44. Dave Johnson says:

    That dog was the meanest around;
    Just as nasty as can be found.

    He chased all the cars
    And howled at the stars;

    One son-of-a-bitch of a hound.

  45. Lisi Nortman says:

    We heard shrieking from an annoying hound
    Where the hell is it creeping around?

    Ann said “you just can’t win
    I recognize my ex husband Quinn

    His snoring is an infuriating sound”

  46. Dave Johnson says:

    He spent his day snooping around;
    The results were quite often renowned.

    His success was sublime
    In the annals of crime;

    For he was a Baskerville Hound.

  47. Theresa Quel says:

    Some test for health my Papa had found,
    The preliminary meds made his stomach frown,
    To the restroom he vomitted and flushed it all down
    Only to discover without his dentures
    he was no cuter than a toothless hound.

  48. Lisi Nortman says:

    I once had a Bassett Hound
    Who misbehaved with others around

    He would tear your clothes
    And bite your toes

    So I gave him to my “ex” on Egg Harbor Sound

  49. Lisi Nortman says:

    Trying for a better meter

    I once had a Bassett Hound
    Who misbehaved with others around

    He would tear your clothes
    And bite your nose

    So I gave him to my “ex” on “The Sound”

  50. Lisi Nortman says:

    not a duplicate

    I thought I had a wonderful hound
    One that I could “show around”

    But he “ain’t no friend of mine”
    Cause he bit me where the sun don’t shine

    So I returned him to the local dog pound

  51. Lisi Nortman says:

    My 12-year old took his hound
    To impress girls at the local campground

    His pubescent finesss
    Was unlikely to yield a “yes”

    From his question, “Want to fool around?”

  52. Dave Johnson says:

    On street corners, he’d hang around
    And look like a flea-bitten hound.

    But that was before
    He went to the store

    With that lottery ticket he found.

  53. Dave Johnson says:

    Ol’ Jess said he wanted a hound,
    And went to the neighborhood pound.

    He returned with a smile
    As he held all the while

    The cute little kitten he found.

  54. Dave Johnson says:

    They bought an old bus from Greyhound,
    And soon had their rig highway-bound.

    The journey is such,
    They like it so much;

    Who knows when they’ll come back around?

  55. Gabriella says:

    Madeleine, your dedication to limericks has no equal and makes me smile twice, once for your words and then for your enthusiasm.

  56. Bjorn says:

    there once was a dog, a howl of a hound
    who buried his bones too deep in the ground
    he lamented his loss
    you might find it too gross
    cause at the churchyard he dug up the mounds

  57. Elvis howled about a flea-bitten Hound,
    but sadly never visited the Dog Pound
    to check out the actual mutts,
    to pet them & sniff their butts;
    mostly it was success he found.

  58. Anna says:

    Matilda bought for a pound
    a most spectacular hound,
    he had a particular flair
    to point his bum in the air,
    but his nose was always close to the ground.

  59. Lisi Nortman says:

    Nostalgic Limerick

    Who would buy a RECORD about a hound?
    I would; then I danced all around

    In 1957
    When life was simply heaven

    Elvis sang the best songs anyone ever found!

  60. kanzensakura says:

    Lots of fun this and reading the responses. I am not talented as a limerick writer but I do so enjoy these responses that kapow off your wonderful original.

  61. Tim James says:

    A lady cop’s man was a hound,
    And she caught him out screwing around.
    He had done her a wrong,
    Misdirecting his schlong;
    He’s lucky it’s not in Impound.

  62. Sumana Roy says:

    Now..this was great fun!!

  63. Allen Wilcox says:

    My conscience continues to hound
    Me to write a third entry. I’m bound
    To The Great Anapest,
    So now on with my quest.
    The result is right here to be found.

  64. Dave Johnson says:

    Our neighbor’s a skirt-chasing hound;
    The women are always around.

    We see them in bunches;
    Our favorite hunch is

    It’s Hugh Hefner’s training compound.

  65. Lisi Nortman says:

    1960’s Flashback

    Do not recapitulate, pester, or hound
    I have located the ring you said couldn’t be found

    It was in the backseat
    Of the Fiat Petite

    It must have fallen off when we were messing around

  66. Dave Johnson says:

    The best cartoon animals we found
    Were old ones, like Huckleberry Hound.

    There was Yogi, Boo-Boo,
    Scooby-Doo too;

    And Mr. Peabody, wise and profound.

  67. Fred Bortz says:

    A seamstress, whose work was renowned
    For a pattern called tooth of the hound,
    Used a man she’d apprenticed–
    An unscrupulous dentist–
    To help her in prowling the pound.

    They claimed the incisors they found
    Were discovered by chance on the ground
    ‘Til betrayed by a growl
    And a horrible howl,
    A toothless cur’s threatening sound.

  68. Lisi Nortman says:

    Change of tense 1960’s Flashback

    Do not recapitulate, pester, or hound
    I have located the ring you said couldn’t be found

    It was in the back seat
    Of the Fiat Petite

    It probably fell off when we were messing around

  69. A cold.. easy night for blood of hound
    A sniff.. a wait.. the prey awaits..
    The time for chase is coming soon..
    Yes.. the jack rabbit darts away..
    But hound too slow.. in bowl of food..:)

  70. Dave Johnson says:

    The preacher so often did hound
    His flock over fooling around.

    But Miss Amy revealed
    He wasn’t quite healed

    In the compromised state they were found.

  71. Dave Johnson says:

    Leroy’s a lascivious hound
    Who built a man-cave underground.

    His BFFs know
    They’ll get a good show

    With the pole-dancing girlfriend he found.

  72. Lisi Nortman says:

    If you’re fortunate enough to own a hound
    You’ll notice his senses will amazingly astound

    They work so well
    He can even smell

    The horses on a merry-go-round

  73. Lisi Nortman says:

    My new sofa’s design is the tooth of a hound
    I must say it is indubitably well-found

    When Aunt Flo
    Got up to go

    She had a bite on her corpulent fanny mound

  74. cphenly says:

    Mrs. Hop at the fair was renowned
    For her show jumping 16-hand hound.
    He could jump to the skies
    So he won every prize:
    Now requests for his puppies abound.

  75. Chad Parenteau says:

    Somebody was waiting around
    for a train when some guy (the old hound)
    tried to give (with his girl)
    exhibitionism a whirl
    Now the cops won’t rest till he’s found.


  76. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for another fun week of limericks. This Limerick-Off is officially over. And the winner is…

    Congratulations to the Limerick of the Week Winner and the Honorable Mention Winners: Limerick of the Week 214.

    But you can still have lots of limerick fun because a new Limerick-Off has just begun: Limerick-Off Roots