Limerick of the Week (76)

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 Jane Shelton Hoffman who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A woman was very obsessed
With being a tidy houseguest.
She was not asked agin,
Though as neat as a pin,
For she’d cleaned out their medicine chest!

Congratulations to Craig Dykstra and Scott Crowder, who are tied in winning this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for their respective limericks, each of which received the most Facebook “likes.”

Craig Dykstra:

Said the wife, when her husband obsessed
That her negligee should have been pressed:
“Are you try’na be cruel
You near-sighted old fool?
I have already gotten undressed!”

Scott Crowder:

A fellow was very obsessed,
And he just couldn’t get any rest,
‘Til the meter was right,
The rhyming was tight,
And the syllables properly stressed.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, Bill Klein, Bruce Niedt, Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith, Jim Delaney, and Colleen Murphy. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose:

A fellow was very obsessed
With the size of the feminine breast.
When he’d speak with a lady
His glance was so shady
“Up here!” was the oft-heard request.

Bill Klein:

A fellow was very obsessed
With funds he had chanced to invest.
But alas, Facebook stock
Promptly dropped like a rock.
Thus, so did the egg from his nest.

Bruce Niedt:

A father was very obsessed
With the way that his teenage girl dressed:
“You inveterate flirt,
That’s a belt, not a skirt,
And your blouse reveals most of your chest!”

Phyllis Sterling Smith:

A fellow was very obsessed
With a very old house he possessed
On the Oregon coast,
Even had its own ghost.
It’s the spirit that settled the West!

Jim Delaney:

A woman was very obsessed
With her health, as she later confessed.
Scared of losing her wits,
She kept checking her tits
To make sure she was keeping abreast.

Colleen Murphy: ‎

“My poodle is very obsessed
With mating,” his owner confessed,
“The Great Dane next door.
But prospects are poor
‘Cause he’s barely a foot high at best.”

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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6 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (76)”

  1. viv blake says:

    My applause is for Scott Crowder! A praiseworthy poet, and a sensible obsession!

  2. Dr. Goose says:

    Thanks for the honorable mention! I’m impressed, if not obsessed, with all of the fun and creative limericks cited above.

  3. Jane Hoffman says:

    Thanks so much! I did it with a little help from my friends! :-)

  4. Veralynne says:

    Wish I too were somewhat obssessed
    With limericks, then I’d do my best.
    As it is, I just play
    And pop out what I say
    Without thought; hence NOT passing the test!

    To those who’ve won, many kudos!
    Aren’t we glad they don’t stick to just prose?
    I do enjoy their submissions
    Despite my own omissions…
    Oh, well, that’s just the way that it goes.

    [No, I’m no Soliare to you Mozarts! That’s for sure! LOL!]

  5. Veralynne says:

    P.S. Jane’s was, indeed, unique and true Numero Uno quality! Again, Mad had a touch choice because the rest are dandies, as well.

  6. madkane says:

    LOL! Fun limerick, Veralynne! And congrats again to all the winners. Well done!