Miserly Limerick

I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this first line:

A miserly fellow name Joe…

Here’s the limerick I wrote with that line. (It’s a two-verser, but a standard one-verse limerick is fine, of course.)

Miserly Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A miserly fellow name Joe
Was obsessed with his weekly cash flow.
The guy was so petty,
He ordered wife Betty
To flush once a day. She said, “No!”

Then he yelled, “You are wasteful and low!”
But she said, “It’s distasteful. No go!”
So he sued for divorce—
An asinine course.
Now the lawyers have all of his dough.

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

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16 Responses to “Miserly Limerick”

  1. Joyce T. says:

    Ah, the silly guy. “Penny wise, pound foolish”

    Very nice, Mad. :)

  2. A miserly fellow named Joe,
    Lost his pennies in the deep snow,
    As his heart sank,
    He hoped the snow bank
    Would yield nickels when interest grows.

  3. Jeff says:

    A miserly fellow name Joe
    Hoarded every last cent of his dough
    Till a robber with a knife
    Said, “Your money or your life”
    Joe said, “Can I think for a minute or so?”

  4. Jesse Levy says:

    A miserly fellow named Joe
    Lost a quarter while kneading some dough
    After he ate the bread
    He went to the head
    And retrieved fifteen cents of it or so

  5. Mad Kane says:

    Thanks for the nice words, Joyce. And thanks for the limericks, Mark, Jeff, and Jesse. I see we’re off to a great start!

  6. Linkmeister says:

    Nice bow to Jack Benny, Jeff.

    A miserly fellow named Joe
    Thought he had his ducks all in a row
    Then along came the revenuers
    Who put him on skewers
    And away all his gains they did go

  7. A miserly fellow named Joe
    tipped a nickel, only for show,
    when served a snack,
    which waiters give back
    and that’s why he’s tight with his dough.

  8. A miserly fellow named Joe,
    hid his assets in deep frozen snow.
    came springtime’s harsh flood
    they sank in the mud…
    Joe has dirty money to sow

  9. madkane says:

    Oh, good. More fun limericks! Please keep them coming. And if you’re on Facebook, please post them there too.

  10. Veralynne says:

    A miserly fellow named Joe
    Had a wife and kids, but no dough
    They lived in a shoe
    Cuz it’s all they could do
    ‘Til they got their own reality show.

  11. Steve Nance says:

    That miserly Senator, Joe
    Says, Expand Medicare? A no-go!
    But for blowing up weddings
    In Af-Pak homesteadings,
    Use my tab! Who needs pay-as-you-go?

  12. A miserly fellow named Joe,
    Spent day and night counting dough,
    Till his dear wife,
    The light of his life,
    Blew up his money in a casino.

  13. linda moss says:

    A miserly fellow named Joe,
    picked up all his arrows and bow
    His wife made a frown,
    So he just shot her down
    Now a-hunting no more will Joe go….

  14. Ellen Garneau says:

    There’s a miserly fellow named Joe,
    To a Tea Party he did go.
    And he was amazed,
    All their eyes were ablaze,
    When they talked about making more dough.

    But Obama had planted a seed,
    That would end this great time of greed.
    With jobs for plain folks,
    And the rich they would soak.
    These ideas must be stopped with great speed.

    The GOP did filibuster,
    Told all the lies they could muster.
    Got Palan and Beck,
    And FOX News, what the heck.
    They wouldn’t get slaughtered like Custer.

    The November elections were nuts.
    The bigot was seen as a putz,
    Voters showed them that night,
    We’re not all dumb & white,
    Kicked those nay-sayers out on their butts.

  15. madkane says:

    Great! Some wonderful late entries. And Ellen, I particularly enjoyed yours!

  16. Patrice of the ManyCats says:

    A miserly fellow named Joe
    Dated Rita, with ample cashflow
    Switched to freespending Peg:
    Cost an arm and a leg!
    Rita’s back, with relieved Joe in “toe”