Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: BUST, BUSSED, or ROBUST at the end of any one line

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(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too.

I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using BUST, BUSSED, or ROBUST at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.)

The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.)

Additionally, you may write themed limericks related to CONFUSION, using any rhyme scheme. And of course I’ll present an extra award — one for the best CONFUSION-related limerick.

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 winners on March 19, 2017, right before I post the next Limerick-Off. So that gives you two full weeks to submit your clever, polished verse. Your submission deadline is Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time.)

Here’s my limerick:

An upper crust fellow went bust,
And cussed as he tried to adjust
To his new lack of money;
He’d trusted his “honey,”
But was screwed and undone by his lust.

Please feel free to enter my Limerick-Off by posting your limerick(s) 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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122 Responses to “Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: BUST, BUSSED, or ROBUST at the end of any one line”

  1. Ken Gosse says:

    Gray, Gray, Go Away ~
    Many brain cells, but none I can trust,
    Slipping out through my scalp like gray rust.
    When I think, do I am?
    I’m not sure, thank you, M’am,
    For my motto’s “Confusion or Bust!”

  2. Marty Gerendasy says:

    A young fellow had feelings of lust
    For a lady with amply sized bust.
    But his love and affection
    Were both met with rejection.
    Yet another poor guy bites the dust!

  3. Marty Gerendasy says:

    A good friend who I thought I could trust
    Said “this stuff is great. Try it you must!”
    Couple hits, couple more,
    Then a knock on the door.
    Cops yelled “open up, this is a bust!”

  4. Sharon Neeman says:

    Dear Mad: There’s a question I’ll mention
    That’s causing me worry and tension:
    Though my verse is robust,
    Why do **you** think it’s just
    Good enough for an honorable mention?

    *****

    From Mad: Just in case your question isn’t meant to be rhetorical, here’s my response:

    To earn any Limerick-Off contest mention, limericks have to be 1) objectively well-constructed in terms of meter and rhyme and 2) subjectively funny and/or clever and/or unusual and/or especially timely.

    To earn one of the two top awards, a limerick has to make me laugh more than the others do and/or dazzle me with wordplay or other unusually clever use of language. Needless to say, this is highly subjective.

  5. Brian Allgar says:

    The sculptor expletively cussed;
    His statue had crumbled to dust,
    Leaving only the head.
    “Oh, fuck it!” he said,
    “My sculpture is totally bust.”

  6. A lady with a magnificent bust
    Caused several young fellows to lust.
    But sadly her cleavage
    Was just a deceivage—
    A terrible betrayal of their trust.

  7. Brian Allgar says:

    The bimbo was proud of her bust,
    And she always went bra-less, untrussed.
    When she waved them about,
    She would give such a clout
    That admirers all ended concussed.

  8. Brian Allgar says:

    “Us supporters all find it confusing;
    We elected the guy of our choosing,
    But day after day
    He is taking away
    All our welfare. How come we’re still losing?”

  9. Brian Allgar says:

    “Wth my companies all going bust,
    Russian mafia loans were a must.
    But that’s not a reason
    To charge me with treason –
    Vlad Putin’s a guy I can trust.”

  10. Mike Moulton says:

    Said Pence, “The assertion’s a bust,
    That a wall on the border’s a must
    “Any wall that we phase-in
    Will keep all the gays in,
    And that’s something we haven’t discussed.”

  11. Brian Allgar says:

    Donald’s dilemma

    It’s confusing when driven by lust,
    And choosing just leaves me non-plussed.
    Is it tits I should hold,
    Or go straight for the gold?
    My dilemma – Grab pussy, or bust.”

  12. Brian Allgar says:

    The hooker was very robust,
    And would bonk them with thrust after thrust.
    Then she’d tie up her clients
    With knot-maker’s science,
    And rob them. Her street-name? “Miss Trussed”.

  13. Brian Allgar says:

    The passage of time is unjust;
    What happened to yesterday’s lust?
    I met an old flame
    (I’ve forgotten her name),
    But sadly, we didn’t combust.

  14. Brian Allgar says:

    His face is the colour of rust,
    And his “To pee” can only disgust.
    With his absence of skills
    And his army of shills,
    He will soon make America bust.

  15. Sharon Neeman says:

    “Ladies, please, may I have your attention?”
    Said the Dean. “Now, you say the convention
    Was an absolute bust!
    Would you please explain just
    What it was that caused so much contention?”

    The oldest librarian fussed,
    “We were told that we all would be bussed!
    There was no osculation —
    They meant transportation!
    There isn’t a man you can trust.”

  16. Brian Allgar says:

    Said Pence, “We must trust the Earth’s crust.
    After six thousand years, it’s not bust.
    If God had intended
    The world to be ended
    By climate change, we’d all be dust.”

  17. Brian Allgar says:

    TEN!

    When my wife told me “Wow, you’re a “ten”,
    It was rather confusing. Since when
    Do we men get assessed?
    All she meant, she confessed,
    Was my limerick count, once again.

  18. Sharon Neeman says:

    Oh, so WHAT if Ms. Kellyanne kneels
    Wearing shoes and a dress that reveals?
    With so much else confusing,
    Just why are we losing
    Our… wait for it!… head over heels?

  19. Judith H. Block says:

    You’re confused to learn about me?
    What you get, is just what you see.
    Except in each photo,
    With those, I go loco!
    The hot gals of my fantasy.

  20. Judith H. Block says:

    This year has so far been a bust,
    There’s no one in charge we can trust.
    With each Cabinet pick
    Things just get more sick.
    We look at each one with disgust.

  21. Judith H. Block says:

    Though she had a rather small bust,
    The guys all pursued her with lust.
    WIth pleasure they’d shriek
    Over her sex technique.
    Her hotness caused them to combust.

  22. Kirk Miller says:

    Over bra-less young gals men do lust.
    Sales of bras are way down, so store must
    See the market’s shifting.
    Though bras are uplifting,
    Store will close ’cause their sales have gone bust.

  23. Kirk Miller says:

    The shop’s owner has closed in disgust;
    Sold ceramic heads, but they were just
    Not too much in demand;
    Didn’t go as he planned.
    He lost everything when he went bust.

  24. Kirk Miller says:

    The child’s parents are really perplexed;
    They don’t know what they ought to do next.
    Boy’s so energetic
    Makes teachers frenetic.
    Books he likes all contain hyper text.

  25. Kirk Miller says:

    We were playing charades, and emotions
    Were on edge. I was caught in commotions
    With the gestures I used.
    What is wrong? I’m confused.
    I was just going through the motions.

  26. Kirk Miller says:

    Case of beer that I bought caused confusion.
    When I opened the box, an exclusion
    Of one-sixth of the case
    Caused some shock on my face.
    They’d been stolen, a four-gone conclusion.

  27. Zelick Mendelovich says:

    Rusty To Dusty

    A man whose love wand was bust
    Found a lady to heal it with lust
    It instantly morphed
    Infinitisimally dwarfed
    Yes! The poor thing turned into dust.

  28. Zelick Mendelovich says:

    Mike Moulton that’s funny

  29. Zelick Mendelovich says:

    Confusion
    I put on my pinny, go wash the dishes
    That’s why I’m skinny, obey all her wishes

    put head in bin, pull out cold butter
    No wonder my child, calls me a nutter

    Give the cat coffee? Is not what you said?
    You wanted a toffee! Not on your head?

    Chicken soup dear? Not in your ear?
    Thought I miss heard, you thpught that I cared?

    The cats’ feeling crappy?
    Why aren’t you happy?
    Your husbands’ demented?
    Must be –
    What God intended!

  30. Sharon Neeman says:

    March 11th, when going to bed,
    Do I set the clock back, or ahead?
    It’s confusing as hell —
    But I’ve solved it quite well:
    Throw the clock out the window instead!

  31. Sharon Neeman says:

    “Eighteen stanzas of rot about just
    One word from a bird on a bust!”
    The poetry maven
    Belittled “The Raven”:
    “It left me distinctly nonplussed.”

  32. Dave Johnson says:

    “A boob job” she told Dr. Carr;
    “To look like a Hollywood star.”
    Unveiled, her new bust
    Left a lover nonplussed:
    “Like NFL footballs they are…”

  33. Marty Gerendasy says:

    Pot of tea, freshly brewed and robust,
    Fresh hot bagels with crisp golden crust.
    They may give me a bulge
    But I have to indulge.
    Gotta flush out that internal rust!

  34. Stephen Earp says:

    From a country so strong and robust,
    To a cesspool of hate and mistrust.
    Thanks to Vladimir Putin,
    Donald Trump stuck the boot in,
    And America crumbled to dust.

  35. Tom Harris says:

    In one long, unrelenting gust,
    Don Trump huffed and puffed, fumed and fussed.
    And though he’s the prez,
    Those words that he sez
    Make saner heads go boom and bust.

  36. Marty Gerendasy says:

    There has been quite a bit of confusion
    With regard to the Russian collusion.
    And to add to the drama
    Trump’s accusing Obama.
    Is it fact or another delusion?

  37. Sharon Neeman says:

    Obama, says Trump, misused power
    To tapp [sic] the lines at Trump Tower.
    Has Trump’s brain gone bust —
    Or is this really just
    The result of a chance golden shower?

  38. Frank Hubeny says:

    Confusion

    The fine poem I read made no sense
    So they said I am frightfully dense.
    Make a note anyway.
    What’s irrational may
    Be one measure of low consequence.

  39. Sharon Neeman says:

    “If it’s weight that you want to be losing,”
    Said his wife, “you must give up your boozing.”
    But he couldn’t decide
    What to dump — pounds or bride?
    It really was very confusing…

  40. Suzanne Heymann says:

    As he stared at the waitress’s bust
    His wife glared at him, said in disgust:
    “You’ve brought with you tonight
    Quite a big appetite
    For some breast with a side dish of lust!”

  41. Suzanne Heymann says:

    When he played his piano, he just
    Would have thoughts of a beautiful bust
    I meant Beethoven’s head!
    What you’re thinking instead
    Means you’re ready for bed now, I trust.

  42. Dave Johnson says:

    If you think that you know, but you don’t,
    You’re not gonna know what you won’t.
    And whenever you don’t
    Ever know what you won’t,
    You never will know what you don’t.

  43. Brian Allgar says:

    The Donald’s befuddled by gremlins,
    Afflicted with shakin’s and trem’lin’s.
    He can’t quite remember
    Events in November –
    Is he ’Merica’s Prez, or the Kremlin’s?

  44. Lea Anonymous says:

    My poor friend John has gone completely bust,
    Because his metal has started to rust.
    He owns a scrap shop, see,
    So he’s quite unlucky.
    That his gold’s got an iron oxide crust.

    (Iron Oxide is rust.)

  45. Lea Anonymous says:

    When it says “Pinging is currently not allowed… What is pinging?

    *************

    From Mad:
    Pinging is an automated notice whereby a blog owner is notified (via a comment) that her blog has been linked to in another person’s blog. I have that function turned off because it tends to be exploited by spammers.

  46. Dave Johnson says:

    Having met in a line at the store,
    They went up to her place for more.
    The night was sublime
    ‘Till that moment in time
    When he asked “Have I been here before?”

  47. Dave Johnson says:

    Confusion’s a glorious state;
    Don’t answer the question; conflate!
    Just wander around
    With a muttering sound
    In the manner Trump’s staff can relate.

  48. Fred Bortz says:

    If trickle-down theory you trust,
    Giving rich folks more money’s a must.
    But that’s asking for trouble.
    That boom’s just a bubble
    That soon will turn into a bust.

  49. Fred Bortz says:

    Repairing line 5:

    A contest! I stumbled upon it.
    Here’s my entry–a winner, doggone it!
    What’s that? I’m befuddled.
    Brain’s addled and muddled.
    It seems I have written a sonnet.

  50. Dave Johnson says:

    In that room with the MLK bust,
    Intelligent questions are cussed.
    There’s a short-fingered slouch,
    Kelleyanne on the couch;
    So be angry and scream if you must!

  51. Suzanne Heymann says:

    To Fred:

    But a sonnet’s lines number fourteen
    You’re confusing me, Fred; don’t be mean!
    Did your head hit the ground?
    Nah, instead, it does sound
    Like you’re messing around with my bean!

  52. Frank Hubeny says:

    When the herd takes the fastest way down,
    When the bull hits the fan with a frown,
    When the bubbles go bust
    And the markets eat dust,
    Then the boot kicks the butt of the clown.

  53. James Purchase says:

    There was a dead poet from Limerick
    Who’s verse was considered just gibberish
    So he had put on his bust
    As all great men must
    My poems weren’t written for idiots !

    First attempt at a Limerick !

    Kind regards James

  54. Sharon Neeman says:

    Oh, I’m terribly piqued and upset!
    We were shopping, and I asked Jeannette,
    “Does this flatter my bust?”
    She replied with disgust,
    “Well… flatter, it just couldn’t get.”

  55. Byron Ives says:

    The bimbo is hugely nonplussed
    What he says of her boobs is unjust!
    To please, she’d relented
    And had them augmented
    But now he just says, “What a bust!”

  56. Dave Johnson says:

    Sean Spicer’s not glib and amusing;
    He tends to be drab and confusing.
    Unflinchingly hollow,
    His job is to follow
    What Kislyak’s boss man is choosing.

  57. A gal one shouldn’t trust
    Is one with a buxom bust
    She will rip you off
    Then take them off
    And you’ll be wholly and downright non plussed

  58. Sharon Neeman says:

    Not his hair, but his brainbox is bleached!
    His mind’s too far gone to be reached!
    The confusion today:
    Better put him away,
    Or simply make sure he’s impeached?

  59. In high school I had no bust
    So I did what I thought I must
    I went to the spa
    And they stuffed my bra
    I was then known as the slut you can trust

  60. When a girl has an ample bust
    You may approach her with a fierce carnal thrust
    But, Sir, when you’re done
    She may pull out her gun
    Then ashes to ashes and dust to dust

  61. Ryan Tilley says:

    Flippant

    As this president’s tweets are a bust,
    He’s a leader who leads without trust.
    Without proof of a tap,
    He’s a libelous sap
    Who is trying to flip what is just!

  62. Sharon Neeman says:

    Though I thought the new horse looked robust,
    First impressions are not fit to trust.
    He couldn’t be ridden:
    He galloped unbidden
    And tossed me off into the dust.

  63. Byron Ives says:

    Huh?

    If you vow you won’t cuss, did you swear?
    Two Bartletts, are they not a pair?
    If your pants become torn
    Is it ’cause they’re well worn?
    If the bus costs you more is it fare?

    Is an athlete from France called a jacques?
    Is a fly without wings called a walk?
    If, with no arms, you’re born,
    Would you still enjoy porn?
    Is a tube filled with gooey stuff, caulk?

  64. I have to say I’m filled with confusion
    Is it true, or just a delusion
    Is Trump being wired
    Or will he be fired
    I hope it’s just a surreal allusion

  65. oops!

    Men and women are worlds apart
    Not that guys aren’t smart
    You ask them to get whole milk
    Then they bring home almond Silk
    Confusion aside, they’re still your darling sweetheart

  66. CONFUSION

    TWO and TWO make four
    No less and no more
    It’s hard TO discern
    A language you must learn
    It surely is very complicated
    But just TOO hard to ignore

  67. Lea Anonymous says:

    I am a person purely by choice.
    A human? Yes! Oh, let us rejoice!
    Mars is coloured like rust,
    All its business is bust.
    I prefer Earth, where the air is moist.

  68. Lea Anonymous says:

    Alas, I am so confused.
    My new pen seems to be used.
    Left it on my desk,
    And some little pest
    Wrote some poems while I snoozed!

  69. Judith H. Block says:

    A sweet gal was really confused-
    Did he care, or was she being used?
    Was enough to perplex,
    All he wanted was sex.
    When asked, he looked rather bemused.

  70. “CONFUSION”

    I’ve read many novels, some good, some bad
    But what really confuses me is the doubling of HAD
    If Susie HAD HAD too much to drink, would she be less drunk
    If she HAD too much and HAD some time to think?

    And what about poor Mr. Brown who HAD HAD a bad day at the store?
    If he just HAD a bad day would work be less of a chore?

    Why go to all the trouble of repeating HAD, when the world
    situation is really quite bad!
    I can honestly predict that life would go on: some happy events, some sad.
    But it wouldn’t make one bit of a difference if we changed HAD HAD to
    HAD!
    If your story is good, no one would care, so don’t be in a state of frantic despair!
    I beg you, grammarians, we would be so glad if you let us change HAD HAD to HAD!

  71. Lea Anonymous says:

    I had had alot to drink.
    I had a lot to drink.
    They are both valid ways to express you have been drinking.

  72. I’m in a state of frantic confusion
    Why was my husband seen with Susan?
    First they had brunch
    Then they had lunch
    At home there will be plenty “accusion”

  73. My boyfriend is very robust
    His strength is widely discussed
    But when he lifted the chair
    He got a bad tear
    So now he’s very well trussed

  74. REVISION

    I”m in a state of UTTER confusion
    Why was my husband seen with Susan?
    First they had brunch
    Then they had lunch
    At home there will be plenty “accusion”

  75. Dave Johnson says:

    The call girl and Reverend Greene
    Canoodled in front of a screen.
    Only they didn’t know
    It was Skyping their show
    To the rectory back in Racine.

  76. Fred Bortz says:

    A Two-fer:

    Two teens, so confused by their lust,
    Feel desire where once was disgust.
    Their organs a-tingle,
    They meld and they mingle.
    (It started when she grew a bust.)

  77. CONFUSION?????

    Is Trump’s phone tapped
    Or had he just snapped
    Any which way
    We all should pray
    Because he’s not too tightly wrapped

  78. Mark G. Kane says:

    As matters of trust were discussed,
    He wantonly leered at her bust.
    Pissed, she switched to HIS role
    And took full control.
    He’s now on the floor tightly trussed.

  79. Sharon Neeman says:

    If your age is… well… “higher than many,”
    And your income’s… well… “need every penny,”
    Then Trumpcare will just
    Ensure you go bust;
    CEOs, though, will really save plenty!

  80. Phyllis L says:

    Determined I felt, and robust,
    To write these few lines, so I fussed.
    For better or worse
    I dashed off this verse,
    And left everyone else in the dust.

  81. Sharon Neeman says:

    I admit that I’m slightly amused
    By hyperbole Kellyanne’s used —
    Why, microwaves never
    Could be all that clever!
    The poor dear is clearly confused.

  82. Dave Johnson says:

    The stripper was quick to adjust
    Her costume, revealing a bust
    That was bulbous and firm;
    Rail riders would squirm,
    Fearing contact could leave one concussed.

  83. Fred Bortz says:

    In Samsung, folks used to have trust.
    Their smartphones were truly a must.
    Then News at Eleven
    Warned, “Galaxy seven
    May burst into flame and combust.”

  84. Diane Groothuis says:

    For March 17:
    An Irishman people called Mick
    Was really incredibly thick
    Confused most of all
    By three spades ‘gainst a wall
    When they told him to go take his pic

  85. Mike Moulton says:

    revised version:

    On a young man’s piano a bust,
    Of Beethoven gathered some dust,
    As the boy had stopped playing,
    Spending all his time swaying,
    With a girl who’s the aim of his lust.

  86. Diane Groothuis says:

    With an Irishman whose name was Pat
    Confusion reigned under his hat.
    When they gave him a chance
    To do a tap-dance
    He fell in the sink with a splat.

  87. Dave Johnson says:

    To Sharon Neeman:

    On the other hand, I am confused
    How Kellyanne Conway infused
    Microwaves in the mix
    Of those phone tapping tricks;
    Her knee-slappers can’t be excused.

  88. Rod de Lisle says:

    A ‘confusion’ limerick based on an old Irish joke I once heard.

    Drunk Murphy waved his key in the cell.
    “Dey’ve taken me car, bloody hell!”
    “Calm down” said the copper,
    “You’re exposing your chopper.”
    “Fek, dey’ve stolen me girlfriend as well!”

  89. Ken Gosse says:

    For Whom the Tick Tocks ~
    Daylight Savings Time deepens his fear;
    First death fades away, then it draws near,
    But with clocks hid’ away
    We can honestly say
    That he gets confused less twice a year.

  90. Sharon Neeman says:

    Sean Spicer’s weird use of air quotes
    Will not get his people our votes.
    You don’t hear us clapping
    For “‘Tapping,’ not tapping!”
    Is Spicer confusing us? Totes!

  91. Mike Moulton says:

    another revised version:

    Said Pence, “The assertion’s a bust,
    That a wall on the border’s a must
    “Any wall that we phase-in
    Will keep all the gays in,
    Which is something we haven’t discussed.”

  92. Jesse Levy says:

    When I was among the wee lads
    My thoughts went from happys to sads
    Cause I had some confusion
    About my “protrusion”
    Would it someday be big as my dad’s?

  93. Tim James says:

    Wire tapp crapp

    There was never much doubt. Now we’re sure
    Kellyanne and Sean’s motives are pure.
    Their prime occupation:
    Complete obfuscation.
    It’s years since I’ve seen such manure.

  94. Sharon Neeman says:

    A question that’s likely to stump,
    And that’s causing my shoulders to slump —
    A question confusing,
    Perplexing, bemusing —
    Is this: Is there life beyond Trump?

  95. Sharon Neeman says:

    The incompetent physicist fussed:
    “If it’s only a question of thrust,
    Then the rocket should go —
    But what I just don’t know
    Is if it will go bust or combust!”

  96. Dave Johnson says:

    (Kellyanne helps with the press briefing)

    She whispers in Sean Spicer’s ear:
    “We’re making it perfectly clear
    That, starting right now,
    We will never allow
    Those microwave cameras in here.”

  97. Suzanne Heymann says:

    They say women who have a small bust
    Have big hearts that you always can trust
    But it’s somewhat amusing
    How they are excusing
    Their flatness, confusing men’s lust.

  98. Suzanne Heymann says:

    At a pool, where the D-cups are brimmin’
    The men cannot focus on swimmin’
    As they ogle each bust
    Something grows, and they lust
    Behind speedos, disgusting the women.

  99. Suzanne Heymann says:

    Have you got a thin, low-hanging bust?
    Do they swing around when there’s a gust?
    Then just take the whole lot
    Tie it into a knot
    Strap it up, nice and taut; now they’re trussed!

  100. Suzanne Heymann says:

    If you think I’m an optic illusion
    Then your mind’s in a state of confusion
    If you don’t think you’ve known me
    You might end up lonely
    Delusion’s the only conclusion.

  101. Suzanne Heymann says:

    Sometimes, I may mix up my facts
    Get corrected as someone reacts
    They get cocky and bold
    And they say with eyes rolled,
    “Must be Alzheimer’s that she attracts!”

  102. Suzanne Heymann says:

    All the kids on the bus yelled and cussed
    Their behavior they should readjust
    If the brats haven’t got
    Much respect, here’s a thought:
    Make them walk then, while not getting bussed.

  103. Suzanne Heymann says:

    True story:

    When my sister (the eldest) was born,
    From the birth my poor mother was worn
    Doctor spanked the babe’s bum
    Checked her health, and then some
    Got returned to her mum the same morn.

    When she lifted the blanket to feed her
    The feelings of shock would stampede her
    A boy was inside
    My poor mum almost died
    As the nurses had tried to mislead her.

    The confusion and screams that would follow
    Were much more than the woman could swallow
    The real babe they did bring
    To which Momma did cling
    Their apologies ringing quite hollow.

    Well, my mum and the nurses conversed
    Then in laughter together immersed
    Any punishment draped
    On the nurses escaped
    ‘Cause that day – it was April the first!

  104. I am confused about this travel ban
    What exactly is his plan
    People are huddled
    And completely befuddled
    And wondering who is this crazy mad man

  105. Ryan Tilley says:

    Obamacare/Trumpcare

    As complacent conservatives whine
    And the liberals think this divine,
    To repeal and replace
    Is a desperate case
    Without bill for the POTUS to sign!

  106. Suzanne Heymann says:

    A large breast transplant, doctors discussed
    Over transporting it, they had fussed
    But the doc’s bio lab
    Found no cruiser or cab
    Or an ambulance that they could trust.

    Soon they found a bus driver who just
    Drove the thing in a big cloud of dust
    While good timing prevailed
    The whole surgery failed
    So the bussed, robust bust was a bust.

  107. David Reddekopp says:

    His regime fills us all with disgust
    And when we resist, as we must
    Then Trump’s all a-twitter
    He’s boorish and bitter
    That blowhard’s about to combust.

  108. Sharon Neeman says:

    I have an appointment at three –
    But who am I going to see?
    My phone’s in my car,
    Which is parked not too far –
    If I only could locate the key…

  109. Tim James says:

    Though his lectures were drier than dust,
    Her chem prof’s hot form fueled her lust.
    Building up heat and stress
    With each sweet self-caress,
    She proceeded, quite soon, to combust.

  110. Kay Davies says:

    Trump’s rants I think are a ruse
    Red herrings while meanwhile his crews
    Wreak devastation
    Throughout the nation
    Despite all the hisses and boos

  111. Kay Davies says:

    Trump thinks the US constitution
    Was written to deny him solution
    Re his rants
    And his can’ts
    And his place in world evolution.

  112. Ken Gosse says:

    An Ample Sample ~
    Such a robust bust had to be bussed.
    Long before she arrived it was thrust
    Like the bow of a ship
    On a very long trip;
    With leviathon’s ribs it was trussed.

  113. Sharon Neeman says:

    The Dieter’s Lament

    Without sugar or fat, there is just
    No way to make food taste robust —
    And they’ve now called a halt
    To consumption of salt!
    What is left besides water and dust?

  114. Tim James says:

    The stripper believed it unjust
    That her gin joint was raided. It must
    Have been something to see:
    She’s a 42-D.
    The cops thought it quite a good bust.

  115. There was a majestic bust
    That disappeared into the dust
    The very next day
    It was there to stay
    My friends: Whom do you trust

    (Martin Luther King)

  116. Nate Levin says:

    The press office isn’t robust
    Where the president’s views are discussed.
    Screwed-up haywire’s the rule
    At the all-dimwit school
    As America’s pride sinks to dust.

  117. Sharon Neeman says:

    Did Spicer call Merkel a liar?
    What pillar of law did Trump fire?
    Has the pipeline gone bust?
    What’s that NOISE?! — Oh, it’s just
    Me sneaking in under the wire ;-)

  118. Joel Kravitz says:

    Bragging his brand is robust
    And ignoring the country’s disgust,
    Trump seeks personal gain
    From dishing out pain……
    Will his next show be “Who Don’t You Trust?”

  119. Fred Bortz says:

    What a mess in the press room. Poor Sean!
    The only conclusion’s foregone:
    It’s massive confusion
    Or Russian collusion.
    Delusional tweets come each dawn.

  120. Dave Johnson says:

    His fans have a weird sense of mirth;
    They cheer as he slashes their worth.
    Confusing? Try this:
    If ignorance is bliss,
    They’re the happiest people on earth.

  121. madkane says:

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

    Congratulations to our Limerick-Off Award Winner, the Confusion-Themed Limerick Winner, and to the Honorable Mention winners. Limerick-Off Award 273.

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

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