Jittery Limerick Limerick Audio

Once again, it’s Limerick-Off time. I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this first line:

A jittery fellow named Fred…

Here’s mine. (It’s a three-verse limerick, but a standard one-verse limerick is fine, of course.)

Jittery Limerick (Jittery Limerick Audio)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A jittery fellow named Fred
Had problems with sleeping in bed.
He could sleep on a chair
Or a stool — anywhere
But in bed, where things came to a head.

He was haunted in bed by his fears,
Whether sober or after some beers.
He would worry and fret—
Could not snooze on a bet.
And that’s how he lived for ten years.

But then podcasts came into his life.
(He’d heard about them from his wife.)
The discussions and talk
Made sad thoughts take a walk.
Now he slumbers in bed without strife.

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 Facebook Limerick-Off post.

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12 Responses to “Jittery Limerick Limerick Audio

  1. Anne says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred
    had no boundaries as to where he would tread
    One day he went far
    And wrecked up his car
    And was erroneously mistaken as dead.

  2. jesse levy says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred
    Got a strange idea in his head
    To cure his affliction
    he took up addiction
    to drinking lots of wine – red.

  3. Linkmeister says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred
    Just knew that he’d been misled
    “I am not a whiner
    but life was supposed to be finer
    according to what the Prez said.”

  4. scott says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred,
    had a bowling ball drop on his head.
    With his mind in a fog,
    he thought Wilma his dog,
    and let Dino sleep in the bed.

  5. Dr. Goose says:

    Said a jittery fellow named Fred
    To the amorous lass he had wed:
    “Pray don’t find it rude
    If the sight of you nude
    Makes me itchy and twitchy and red.”

  6. rebecca weis says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred
    Hearing voices aloud in his head,
    Couldn’t make them all stop
    So he took off his top.
    Now he sleeps the sweet sleep of the dead!

  7. Josette says:

    A jittery young fellow named Fred
    Became even more jittery in bed
    While resting he found
    his legs had been bound
    and lashed to the single bedstead

    While struggling to get himself loose
    He figured it was of no use
    to wiggle and squirm
    the bindings held him quite firm
    at least it wasn’t a noose.

  8. madkane says:

    What a fun selection of limericks. Thanks, and please keep them coming!

  9. Veralynne says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred,
    Was a hit with the girls in bed
    He just let himself go
    (Some nicknamed him “Dildo”)
    His affliction a blessing instead.

    [oops. almost forgot to repost here . . . again!]

  10. Veralynne says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred,
    Had an odd way to scratch his head
    ‘Gainst a wall or a door
    He’d hold his head–even the floor–
    And his head scratched itself instead

  11. Johanna Richmond says:

    A jittery fellow named Fred,
    Though not known for his calm, level head,
    Had an ace up his sleeve:
    A superb joie de vivre
    And a vibrating presence in bed!

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks Veralynne and Johanna!