Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: SET/BeSET/UpSET the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: June 12, 2021)

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 SET or BeSET or UpSET 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 TRENDS, using any rhyme word. And of course I’ll present an extra award — one for the best TRENDS-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 June 13, 2021, 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, June 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time.)

Here’s my SET or BeSET or UpSET-rhyme limerick:

I need all the sleep I can get,
But I can’t get to sleep on a bet.
(Or a bed, for that matter.)
I blame all the chatter
My brain conjures up. I’m beset.

And here’s my TRENDS-themed limerick:

If I tried to be cool, I would fail.
Trends are nothing I ever would hail.
If I wear something “in,”
It has probably been
Purchased decades ago … and on sale.

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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150 Responses to “Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: SET/BeSET/UpSET the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: June 12, 2021)”

  1. Lisi Nortman says:

    “Ida’s Beauty Salon” (set and trend)

    I’ll be getting a nice wash and set.
    In the dryer, I’ll wear a black net.
    Then use rollers each night,
    And make sure they’re real tight.
    (A trend I shall never forget)

  2. Clay Wild says:

    Met a girl with a really nice set…
    “Are you game?!”, was her challenge – coquet?
    Somewhat ‘off’ with my moves
    On one’s guard, it behooves
    Mated me in 5 moves – best chess yet!

  3. Terry Marter says:

    As Dinner guests walked through the door
    my dog just threw up on the floor.
    And was I upset?
    Quite frankly, You Bet!
    Then the dog grinned and threw up some more.

  4. Lisi Nortman says:

    a crazy trend: “Big Hair”

    We teased and we teased with much care.
    Tommy asked, “What the hell is in there?”
    I said, “My pet bees
    Are completely at ease,
    And have found a good home in my hair.

  5. Terry Marter says:

    My old truck with its weird wobbly wend,
    (unlike others that steer where you send),
    Bucked the trend of a bend
    and’s beyond a big mend.
    Now it’s Totaled I must phone a friend.

  6. Rudy Landesman says:

    Hi Mad,
    I once before submitted this as a “plot” limerick. Let’s see if it does better as “trend” entry.

    My octogenarian friend
    Has come to an untimely end.
    He rests in his plot,
    And I worry a lot.
    He might have begun a new trend.

  7. Tony Holmes says:

    Are you sheep that you follow the trends?
    Be eccentric and serve your own ends!
    Mix and match retro-chic.
    You’ll inspire fits of pique –
    And rejoice when your outfit offends.

  8. Mark Totterdell says:

    A young Russian woman, Lisette,
    Acquired a huge bear as a pet.
    She took it to play
    In the forest one day.
    Has she ever been seen again? Nyet!

  9. Steve Benko says:

    Said Don Junior, “When Dad gets upset,
    It’s time to the Congress beset.
    He gives me the job
    Of creating a mob,
    While he finds a cute pussy to pet.”

  10. Mark Totterdell says:

    There was a young fellow called Brett
    Who had sex with a whole string quartet,
    First and second violin,
    Then viola, straight in,
    Then the cellist completed the set.

  11. Steve Benko says:

    Like Arthur’s great quest for the Grail,
    Democracy’s trend is to fail.
    Why let poor people vote?
    ‘Round the polls, dig a moat!
    Say Republicans, “Let ’em eat kale.”

  12. Steve Benko says:

    “Both my husbands have died, but there’s Rhett,”
    Said Scarlett, “so why get upset?
    I shall put on a garment
    Which turns on that varmint;
    My charms make for game, match and set.”

  13. Steve Benko says:

    Today, wearing pants is old hat;
    With Zoom, there is no need for that.
    We can now scratch our balls
    While on conference calls;
    All hint of decorum’s gone ‘splat.’

  14. Sondra Landin says:

    Beset with some problems aesthetic,
    I’ve found I’ve become most prophetic;
    I’ve won a big bet
    That my friends are all set
    To demean my coiffure quite synthetic!

  15. Lisi Nortman says:

    “Not ready for wedded bliss”

    My darling, you made me upset
    When you said, “Me and yous gonna’ get
    Soon married, us two
    Is ones of the few
    Whom falled in love rights when weez met.”

  16. Sondra Landin says:

    The pandemic created new trends,
    Like streaming from unlikely ends;
    Virtual classes,
    Zooms for the masses,
    It even created new friends!

  17. Dave Johnson says:

    The former guy’s really upset;
    His wonderful blog hasn’t met
    The threshold of views
    Like the one people use
    To ask about finding a pet.

  18. Lisi Nortman says:

    Mad: Today at 12:02 PM: “Not ready for wedded bliss”
    Line 5 …..Could you please change “Whom falled in love rights when we’s met
    to: Whom falled in love rights when weez met.”

    Thank you,

  19. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Whispered Adam to Eve at the end,
    “I’m so glad you are MORE than a friend.”
    Then the earth began quaking —
    Their apple tree shaking —
    And they feared they had started a trend.

  20. Lisi Nortman says:

    The hippies wore sandals, (real flat)
    They often would say, “where it’s at”
    I also remember
    That day in November.
    I still keep my pills in my hat.

  21. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Happy logophiles could get upset,
    Or feel sad for a word like “abet,”
    So accursed is its fate
    To develop from “bait,”
    And be dragged through the mud even yet.

  22. Lisi Nortman says:

    Those “pointy toed” shoes were real neat.
    They sure made my wardrobe complete.
    Though they matched all my clothes,
    They squeezed up my toes.
    And now, I can write with my feet.

  23. Kirk Miller says:

    Every day after odds have been set,
    The old gambler thinks richer he’ll get.
    If I ask, “Think you’ll win?”
    He will flash a big grin,
    And of course his reply is, “You bet!”

  24. Lisi Nortman says:

    Colonoscopies give you such gas!
    And oh! all that crap you must pass!
    Yet I don’t get upset
    Till that moment I get
    A camera shoved up my ass.

  25. Lisi Nortman says:

    Truth: Harms Road on the North Shore in Illinois runs through 4 towns.
    I did not make up the name! (check it out)

    “Following All The Health Rules”

    I shop at “Fresh Foods From The Farms”
    On the corner of Glenview and Harms.
    The cashier wears a net,
    But what gets me upset:
    She has chimpanzee hair on her arms.

  26. Terry Marter says:

    Mad, would you please delete my Limerick at May 30. – 1.01pm. Thanks.


    From Mad:

  27. Terry Marter says:

    If you’re unfamiliar with the term in the penultimate line, it refers to a standard concrete mix.

    (two verses)
    My Poured concrete Batch (not too wet)
    was about to “go off” (that means Set)
    when my wife (from afar)
    yelled “Get in the car!
    My water just broke – but don’t fret”.

    I’ve Since fixed the problems beset,
    – took me Days with jackhammer and sweat,
    and our newly born Son
    we have named “Four-Two-One”
    to be sure that we never forget.

  28. Rudy Landesman says:

    A hustler, whose business was down
    Found a trend that would give her renown.
    She knew what they’d like,
    Got her ass on a bike,
    And peddles* it all around town.

    *or “pedals” if you prefer

  29. Rudy Landesman says:

    At my party a dancer named Judy
    Did ignore terpsichorean duty.
    That got us upset.
    We did not even get
    A choreographed shake of her booty.

  30. Terry Marter says:

    In giant game of chess on the grass
    A black Bishop, to Queen, made a pass.
    She scoffed “Mitre known, ‘pet’
    – take your hands off my ‘set’
    or I’ll Have my white knight lance your ass.

  31. Lisi Nortman says:

    The Piercing Trend

    I’m highly allergic to bees.
    They hide and they swarm in the trees.
    With a ring in my nose,
    I forgot my past woes,
    Till I burst out a really loud sneeze.

  32. Tony Holmes says:

    Hey, Terry!

    Not to put a damper on your ‘celebrations’ but jellies set, concrete cures. You will, no doubt, point out to me that it’s very difficult to build off jellies, as they wobble, but I thought I’d just mention it.

    From Mad:
    Even assuming Terry were to be interested in this “correction,” (and I wouldn’t personally make such an assumption) your correction seems to be incorrect:

    Concrete DOES also set.

  33. Rudy Landesman says:

    Hi Mad,
    In my 5/30 9:10 p.m. submission, I really meant the last word to be “booty” not “bootie”
    Please correct.


    Done, but please see my newly announced policy (posted today at 1:55 pm) about edits. Thanks.

  34. Lisi Nortman says:

    Almost all of us get real upset
    ‘Bout this failure we’d rather forget:
    “I’ll just have one piece
    Or I’ll be real obese”
    Never happens! It’s one huge regret.

  35. Lisi Nortman says:

    The above limerick, line 2 has the wrong pronoun.
    It should not be: ‘Bout this failure they’d rather forget:
    It should be: ‘Bout this failure we’d rather forget:
    Could you please change that for me?
    Thank you,

    From Mad:
    Done, but please see my newly announced policy (posted today at 1:55 pm) about edits. Thanks.

  36. madkane says:

    Message to All about Two Worrisome Trends:

    1. I’ve been noticing an ever-increasing number of requests for edits from an ever-increasing number of people. These requests not only create a lot of work for me, but they also create a fair amount of clutter.

    So in the future, just post your corrected version with the words “Corrected Version” on top.

    2. During the last few contests, I’ve noticed several people posting unsolicited (and in many cases unwelcome) suggestions and corrections regarding other people’s limericks.

    While I like to encourage interaction among all of you, such comments when unwelcome can be annoying. So from now on, unless (because of a personal relationship or an actual request for advice) you are fairly sure your advice is welcome, please don’t give it.


  37. Lisi Nortman says:

    I was teased by the kids in “my group”
    When they did that, my head would just droop.
    This hurdle, upsetting.
    I always was fretting.
    I could hula, but just couldn’t hoop.

  38. Dave Johnson says:

    With airliners starting to fill,
    Some passengers just need to chill.
    But those who reject
    Masking rules can expect
    A fine-looking F.A.A. bill.

  39. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    I keep an old Peeve as a pet,
    Plus a Gripe that I bought off the ‘net.
    I let them run loose,
    Hoping they’ll reproduce,
    ‘Cause I’d like to collect the whole set.

  40. Lisi Nortman says:

    “The New Owner Of Coffeebucks”

    “Here’s your coffee, do not drink it slow.
    Nothin’ like a real quick cup ‘a joe.
    Close that laptop, my friend.
    We don’t care for that trend.
    Your time is now up, so please go”

  41. Lisi Nortman says:

    New Trends for Covid

    A new way of touching’s the key.
    It works for my “hubby” and me.
    No more feelings of dread.
    When we’re both in the bed,
    We have sex that is fully hands-free.

  42. Lisi Nortman says:

    Another Covid trend: Zoom

    We watched Angela’s wedding on Zoom.
    She looked like a flower in bloom.
    But the truth must be told.
    And I hope I’m not bold.
    I just could not stand her perfume.

  43. Tim Gray says:

    It seems the game we are set
    Is “How Much Can I Get?”
    But to really live,
    How much can you give?
    As you can’t take it with you as yet.

  44. Tim Gray says:

    This game could be the end of the set
    And thus my best ever score yet,
    Well heavens above,
    Three times six love,
    Just get in balls over the net.

  45. Tim Gray says:

    It seems there’s a harrowing trend
    To suggest some make an amend
    To their new ditty
    To make it more witty,
    Though to do so may well offend.

  46. Tony Holmes says:


    When I posted my comment it was meant as no more than a tease. Given what I know of you from your limericks and your response to Rudy, I gambled that you would ‘get it’ for the reasons I stated above. If I’m wrong then I apologise. Not for anything would I offend you. Why would I? You write some great limericks and display a lovely sense of humour. If you do wish to reply, please don’t feel the need to do so publicly – best keep out of it, eh? If you send something to Mad, I’m sure she will be more than happy to send it on. Sorry to embroil you.

    PS At the risk of being misunderstood again, I think you were scraping the bottom of your barrel toward the end of the fortniight just gone, though. T

  47. Bob Turvey says:

    Three triplets, Sal, Connie and Bet,
    With me formed a sex-mad quartet.
    We were so great in bed
    That all four of us wed –
    You never break up a great set.

  48. Tony Holmes says:

    Oh, how fitting that ‘Trends’ is our theme.
    There’s a new mood a breaking, t’would seem
    I’d best watch what I say
    Lest my sense go astray.
    If it weren’t for the laughter, I’d scream.

    If you’re given lemons …

  49. Bob Turvey says:

    Said a TRENDY young vicar called Ross,
    “I love Easter buns with a cross.
    But the girls’ pancake race
    This year won’t take place,
    ‘cos for pancakes I don’t give a toss.”

  50. Steve Benko says:

    “I really like beer,” explained Brett,
    “And her knockers were quite a good set.
    Back then no cell phones
    Saw me jumping her bones,
    So why are you Dems so upset?”

  51. Steve Benko says:

    “I’m worried about some new trends,
    And request that your acts you please cleanse,”
    Said MadKane to her writers.
    “Quit being such blighters;
    To snipe or to edit offends!”

  52. Terry Marter says:

    We must all note Mad’s “worrisome trends”
    And think “how can we make amends”
    Don’t rely on hindsight
    Get the first time write right
    or (as Mad asked) append and resend.

    (From a guilty one).

  53. Lisi Nortman says:


    All day, I would kiss her and hold’er.
    Time flies, now my baby is older.
    So fast, they do grow.
    But you have to let go.
    My pet rock is now a huge boulder.

  54. Terry Marter says:

    Hi Tony
    I think we’re cementing a solid relationship here:-

    Tony, thank you for being upfront
    My broad shoulders can well take the brunt.
    I ignored your “set” lure
    And Mad’s posted her cure
    So I’ve no need to call you again!

    (All in jest mate).

  55. Tony Holmes says:

    Thanks, Terry! A jest was all it was, and being a fellow Brit, I felt sure you wouldn’t take it as anything else. Disapointed you didn’t have a witty reposte, though. I was hoping you’d develop the jelly theme. Cheers! T

  56. Tony Holmes says:

    Terry, I’m catching up:

    Oh, dear me, I am slow off the block.
    Sorry, Tel, I’m still reeling from shock.
    What a let-down. I’m dull –
    And so easy to gull –
    And, of course, now, I’m thinking, ‘Bol – lock!’

  57. Lisi Nortman says:

    The table was beautifully set.
    All the placements were properly met.
    I forgot to buy food.
    They all left, (called me “rude”)
    It sure was the best Christmas yet.

  58. P Diane Schneider says:

    Summer vacation time

    It’s safe to say I’m upset
    I’m leaving town on a jet
    Still packing to do
    And bills to pay too
    But clothes are still on the line wet!

  59. Lisi Nortman says:

    “Just a little mixed-up: Trying trendy food, 1980’s style”

    “I have ordered for me and for you.
    Glad you made it to “Cuisine That’s New”
    The Blackened Red Fish
    Sounds like such a nice dish.
    And our waitress is Tara Miss Who”

  60. Lisi Nortman says:

    Corrected Version:
    “A Very Popular 1950’s Trend”

    I was teased by the kids in my “group”
    When they did that, my head would just droop.
    This hurdle, upsetting.
    I always was fretting.
    I could hula, but just couldn’t hoop.

  61. Terry Marter says:

    ‘Morning Tony (11.30am ish here)

    Not since Schooldays have I been called Tel
    All those mem’ries were quiet as a bel.
    My old mindset’s set
    to improve now I ‘get’
    Tony’s Rules, – Lim’rick substance must Gel.

  62. Tim Gray says:

    Written a couple of years ago for the then incumbent President…

    Trumps overriding Presidential thematic
    Is being partisan and undemocratic,
    Like his common trend
    Of pardoning a friend,
    And his grasp of the truth is erratic.

  63. Tim Gray says:

    Another even earlier when World despots were conniving jobs for life…

    If Mr. Trump could have his own way
    President for Life he would stay.
    A troubling trend
    World-wide to wend
    With no way to say “Just No Way!”

  64. Tim Gray says:

    Still another Trumpian treat though recently penned…

    Trump was not a little upset
    When he lost to Biden, and yet
    Most could see through
    His inane ballyhoo
    Save for the “Storm the Capitol” Set.

  65. Tim Gray says:

    The latest trend in food
    Is dining in the nude.
    It’s best not to buffet
    If you’re a bit stuffy,
    And be warned if you are a prude.

  66. Tim Gray says:

    In and then out of fashion,
    From ho-hum to a raging passion.
    If you’re quick off the mark
    With the latest spark
    You can really do well if you cash in.

  67. Tony Holmes says:

    Morning, Terry! So where then are you?
    My first guess would be Aus. If that’s true,
    I would need a Lear jet
    Just to watch the sun set.
    I’m assuming the time was a clue?

    As for calling you Tel, I presumed.
    Should I not have? If so, I’m consumed
    With remorse. Je regret.
    Are you very upset?
    If you are, I can have me entombed.

  68. Tim James says:

    They got busy inside her Corvette;
    The results, though, she came to regret
    ‘Cause the guy’s a buffoon.
    He went off way too soon,
    And he took much too long to reset.

  69. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Because Grandma adored fashion trends,
    On her deathbed she tied up loose ends.
    “I’m not leaving this earth,”
    Said she without mirth,
    “‘Til I’m wearing designer Depends.”

  70. Lisi Nortman says:

    I shall no longer get real upset
    ‘Bout all of the things I regret.
    I’ll be taking a course
    To end all remorse,
    Called “Remembering How To Forget”

  71. Terry Marter says:

    G’day Tony

    Spot On, Tony Yes, – I’m down under.
    There’s a myth I would render asunder
    I’m attempting to end
    An old rumour’s trend, –
    “All they do is get pissed and then chunder”.

    I’ve no problem with ‘Tel’ so don’t fear,
    ‘just not Commonly heard over here.
    Now excuse while I set
    up my bar and go get
    this past Month’s 23rd crate of beer.

    My cockney French accent’s obscene
    I’m sure you would know wot I mean.
    If your trending to French
    Then I’m on the bench,
    Tête-à-tête elsewhere. God Save The Queen!

  72. Lisi Nortman says:

    Trends and Set: “The Mickey Mouse Club”

    This girl was a terrible threat.
    The heartbreak, we’ll never forget.
    We have never recovered
    Since our boyfriends discovered
    “Annette” with the really big set.

  73. Lisi Nortman says:

    There’s a saying I’d like to forget.
    It’s so stupid, it gets me upset.
    If “You are what you eat”
    Then I’d be a nice meat,
    Inside a real crispy baguette.

  74. Tony Holmes says:

    Well, G’day, mate! Yes, do get your beer.
    Don’t let talking to me interfere.
    Once they’re chilled, you’ll be set –
    Nothing like a cold wet.
    So, you’re native, or migrant from here?

    I’m relieved – very much so, so cheers! –
    But still curious. How many years? (Since you were called Tel)
    I’m surprised that the trend
    Isn’t common your end.
    Diminution so often endears.

    Oh, no worries, re French. Je t’adore,
    But I do it for fun, not to bore.
    Don’t we all, you will say,
    Quick to spot the word play
    And Her Majesty thanks you, I’m sure

  75. Dave Johnson says:

    When cast for a porn movie fling,
    An actor decided to bring
    Some fun to the set;
    But the laughter he’d get
    Was all about one little thing.

  76. Dave Johnson says:

    He never would follow the trends
    In order to hang with his friends.
    But having grown old,
    His new purchase was bold:
    An E-bike for making amends.

  77. Lisi Nortman says:

    1950’s: Trend

    With all of its ups and its downs,
    Life gives you occasional frowns.
    Although an ordeal,
    We all knew that was real,
    Cuz the yo-yos popped up in the towns.

  78. Lisi Nortman says:

    Corrected Limerick
    Trends, 1950’s

    With all of its ups and its downs,
    Life gives us occasional frowns.
    Although an ordeal,
    We found out that was real
    When the yo-yo’s popped up in the towns.

  79. Lisi Nortman says:

    “My darling, my cutsey coquette,
    Please listen and don’t be upset:
    I noticed last night
    When the moon was so bright,
    That you’re really a reddish brunette”

  80. Terry Marter says:

    G’day Tone

    To explain without further ado, –
    Ten-Pound-Pom! – I was Of the last few.
    Suez trend? Not agape!
    I came down ‘round the Cape
    In the back half of ‘72.

    We’re becoming a Lim’rick chat Fest
    Do you think we should give it a rest, –
    (Lest we get Mad upset,
    which I’m sure we’d regret)
    And get back in the comp with our best.

  81. Rudy Landesman says:

    The trend has been slow global warming.
    But why do we find that alarming?
    Let’s get a new goal.
    Start thinking “North Pole”!
    An igloo for two would be charming.

  82. Rudy Landesman says:

    That question of whether to be—
    Or not, and of troubles be free,
    Has never beset,
    Nor ever has let
    The fardels I bear bother me.

    (Fardels? Don’t ask me. Ask Shakespeare.)

  83. Rudy Landesman says:

    Trend and upset

    Genealogy is the new trend
    To find cousins and such in the end.
    But don’t get upset,
    If the one you might get,
    Is named Mitch McConnell, dear friend.

  84. Rudy Landesman says:

    The Australian Ballet’s been in town
    With a dance trend that brought on a frown.
    But try to be kind.
    You must keep in mind,
    At home they must dance upside down.

  85. Terry Marter says:

    I write Lim’ricks galore on my Qwerty.
    Such a trend that last week I wrote thirty.
    I’d say most are quite clean,
    and a few are pristine, –
    but the Rest are incredibly dirty.

  86. Tony Holmes says:

    Of course! Cheers, Terry.

  87. Doug Harris says:

    I often don’t notice the threat,
    Which now I do slightly regret.
    Safety took a back seat,
    Now the fact is concrete:
    In my ways I’m apparently set …

  88. Terry Marter says:

    My new Trend is to pedal my tandem,
    Chatting Up lovely ladies at random.
    One I met at the fair
    Had a very nice pair
    So we rode to my place where I manned ‘em.

  89. Tim James says:

    “The trend is your friend”? That’s not true.
    Don’t believe me? Then here’s what to do:
    Read what’s trending on Twitter.
    You’ll find that stuff’s fitter
    For flushing, since most of it’s poo.

  90. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    If you want to be trendy and “in,”
    Then it’s clear you’ll be needing “glass skin.”
    It’s a translucent mask.
    “Will it break?” You might ask.
    Well, it could — so be sure not to grin.

  91. Lisi Nortman says:

    Covid “Trends”

    I never have been condescending.
    I don’t brag, but this message I’m sending:
    As a daily routine,
    I used soap, (felt real clean)
    And way way before it was trending.

  92. Lisi Nortman says:

    Trends: Guys Wearing Earrings

    “I’ve known you for so many years
    ‘Bout time that you looked like your peers”
    “Keep it under wraps, Hank,
    I gotta be frank:
    My wife well, she don’t have pierced ears.”

  93. Lisi Nortman says:

    Trends: Guys Wearing Earrings, part 2

    “Hey Joey! you look like a star!
    I see that you’ve come very far!
    That earring looks “fab”

    “Keep it under wraps, Tab:
    I found it last night in my car”

  94. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    When all day at a hot stove I sweat,
    And my spouse comes home late, I’m upset.
    So I pile up his plate,
    Watch him chew, then say, “Wait.
    The dog isn’t through with that yet.”

  95. Lisi Nortman says:

    “Sad Senior Trends” (Welcome to over 65)

    I thought that beset meant upset.
    I was wrong, and I started to fret.
    But now that I know,
    I sure feel like a pro.
    In 2 seconds, I’ll prob’ly forget.

  96. Terry Marter says:

    An acute lack of self regulation
    Of my trend to excess degustation,
    Caused my ear-splitting farte
    (from a Great A-La-Carte)
    That won me a standing ovation.

  97. Mike Young says:


    Our Donald is very upset
    He feels that he’s totally beset
    And tennis is out.
    Without any doubt
    He’ll be beaten match, game and set!

  98. Mike Young says:


    Our Donald must now make amends
    For setting up dubious trends.
    He’s got to take action
    To our satisfaction
    So we see how the tragedy ends.

  99. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    One day in my mirror I met,
    A visage I’ll never forget.
    Yes, shock like no other —
    I’ve turned into Mother!
    (I wonder if she’d be upset).

  100. The QAnon hive mind have met.
    A new August date has been set.
    They say, “It’s a must!
    It’s August or bust!
    No more rolling back date!” (wanna bet?)

  101. Tim James says:

    Chad, you beat me to it by a few minutes…

    Our country is sorely beset
    By these Q nuts. They’re crazy, you bet!
    ‘Twould be awesome if they
    Were all taken away
    By a guy with a butterfly net.

  102. Rudy Landesman says:

    A revised version of my 5/30 9;10 pm limerick:

    I once met a dancer, a cutie,
    Who ignored terpsichorean duty.
    That got me upset.
    I did not even get
    A choreographed shake of her booty.

  103. Lisi Nortman says:

    The Most ANNOYING Trend Ever!

    For lunch, you are meeting Annette.
    In one minute, Annette starts to get
    Her phone, get her back.
    Reach into your sack,
    And start reading the Daily Gazette.

  104. Bob Turvey says:

    I think Mad Kane might be upset,
    ‘cos her limerick beset,
    By what seems a TREND –
    Of “Chat–with–a–friend”
    On topics that haven’t been set.

  105. Jean McEwen says:

    How is it that one cigarette
    Can make Health Nazis get so upset?
    Wish they’d mind their own beeswax.
    I hate pious pleas. (Tax
    Them? Sure, but let me play roulette.)

  106. Jean McEwen says:

    Don’t assume, if it’s trending on Twitter,
    That it’s surely a real home run hitter–
    Because hashtag abuse,
    As a form of misuse,
    Sometimes masks the true pick of the litter.

  107. Terry Marter says:

    Hi Bob (Turvey)

    Your remarks? Undeniably true, –
    Note “Tone” and I quit ‘round June 2.
    We regret you’re upset
    ‘though Mad’s Theme/Rhymes were met
    (Only just), – Now I’m chatting with You!

  108. madkane says:

    For Terry, Bob, Tony, Rudy, and anyone else interested in interactive limericks:

    I’ve no problem with “friend” interaction,
    As long as it’s NOT a distraction
    From your efforts to score
    With lims I adore.
    (I’d hate to see contest inaction.)

  109. Terry Marter says:

    I called in on my hot next door neighbour.
    She makes Cocktails we both love to savour
    When She said “Come in pet”
    Then showed me her set,
    The evening took on a new Flavour.

  110. Rudy Landesman says:

    A trendy young man back in Frisco
    Attended an elegant Disco.
    He drank Dubonnet,
    Since that was très gai,
    And for sex he would always use Crisco.

  111. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Noted quotes that we ought to forget:
    “These are implants — you like my new set?”
    “I said CAKE? I meant BREAD!”
    “I will not lose my head.”
    Famous words of Marie Antoinette.

  112. Mark Totterdell says:

    My platform-heeled boots are like bricks,
    And my high-waisted jeans (I have pics!)
    Flap-flap-flap as I stride
    As they’re half a yard wide.
    My excuse is, it’s ’76!

  113. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    For those who think tennis is boring,
    Here’a a point that you may be ignoring:
    If you stay in each set,
    There’s a chance you can get
    An abundance of love without scoring.

  114. Kirk Miller says:

    The tornado book follows a trend
    Of suspense books that oftentimes tend
    To give a surprise.
    If readers are wise,
    They’ll expect there’s a twist at the end.

    from Mad Kane:

    Kirk, your limerick indeed has a nice “twist at the end.” But alas, since you were awarded an Honorable Mention for this limerick way back in 2015, it isn’t eligible for an award this time around.

  115. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Through my house, sporting bedhead, I roam.
    Around noon I find toothbrush and comb.
    I enjoy a loud yawn;
    Later I might log on.
    It’s the trend we call “working from home.”

  116. Rudy Landesman says:

    As Hemingway wisely surmises
    It’s true that “the sun also rises”.
    But d’you wanna bet
    That it also will set?
    Old Ernest might have some surprises.

  117. Rudy Landesman says:

    Ms. Kane, you’re with lim’ricks beset,
    And this ain’t the end of it yet.
    So, on one of your oboes
    Please play Villa-Lobos.
    You’d like that much better, I’ll bet.

  118. Tim James says:

    “Do the Russians hold much of your debt?”
    Asked the newsman. The Dolt looked upset.
    He flushed bright orange-red.
    Just one word, though, he said:
    An emphatic, definitive “Nyet!”

  119. Sondra Landin says:

    I’m not a gal who’ll condescend
    To follow each strange fashion trend,
    But thigh-high black boots
    Or wispy swim suits,
    Yes please to my body append!

  120. Sondra Landin says:

    A conductor I knew led a set
    Of arias at the great Met;
    His ‘friends’ came to view him
    And shocked, stayed to boo him;
    They’d thought him a great New York Met!

  121. Lisi Nortman says:

    “A wonderful man I have met.
    He never will make me upset.
    There’s never a struggle,
    He just wants to snuggle.”
    How nice for you Sue! (wanna’ bet?”)

  122. Sjaan VandenBroeder says:

    Said our Grandma, once trending toward fat,
    “I will soon put the kibosh on that!”
    Then began right away
    Walking five miles a day.
    Now we have no idea where she’s at.

  123. Lisi Nortman says:

    Summer Vacation: New York

    If you visit New York via jet,
    Upon landing, you may get upset.
    Without even knowing
    The place you’ll be going,
    The cabbie will put you in debt.

  124. Tim James says:

    Two ladies, Yvonne and Yvette,
    In the sack are a perfect matched set.
    They are double the fun.
    And in fact, when I’m done,
    I need more than just one cigarette.

  125. Sondra Landin says:

    I have a wide choice of tea blends;
    I savor Earl Grey with my friends;
    I drink chai, rose, Pu Ehr,
    Also jasmine and pear,
    But fave Lipton’s needs no flavor trends!

  126. Lisi Nortman says:

    Grammar Lesson

    You should never say, “Please come and set.”
    Here’s a rule, just incase you forget:
    “You can set your blonde hair,
    Or sit in a chair,
    But don’t sit in a shvitz, cause you’ll sweat.

  127. Lisi Nortman says:

    Corrected Version of Above Limerick: Don’t Set Down!

    You should never say, “Please come and set.”
    Here’s a rule, just in case you forget:
    “You can set your blonde hair,
    Whilst you sit in a chair,
    But don’t sit in a shvitz, cuz you’ll sweat.”

  128. Lisi Nortman says:

    TRENDS: Driverless Cars

    A driverless car I can see.
    I’m happy as happy can be.
    I’m walking on air,
    And saying a prayer:
    “Please pack up and go, D.M.V.”

  129. Daisy WARD says:

    The man got really upset
    When the dog wore his silhouette
    He snatched it off fast
    Even his face mask
    So, now he’s living with regret

  130. Daisy WARD says:

    I thought my bell-bottoms were in
    But they never hit the trend
    So, I toss them aside
    Then tried to survive
    The joke was, my pants were to thin

  131. Lisi Nortman says:


    They sat side by side, as they read
    Their texts to each other instead
    Of speaking, because,
    Just why should they pause
    And bother with “turning a head?”

  132. Sondra Landin says:

    A variation (improvement?) on the limerick submitted 6/7 1:09pm.

    I’ve aged. and I won’t condescend
    To embrace ev’ry new fashion trend;
    But thigh high black boots
    Or tiny swim suits?
    I confess, I’d just love to append!

  133. Martin Galpin says:

    A nurse in Ohio was set
    On proving the vaccine’s a threat.
    But claims it’s magnetic
    Are weak and pathetic:
    The key’s clearly stuck on by sweat.

  134. Lisi Nortman says:

    For me, these day’s trends are unknown.
    Cuz I “live” in that old people zone.
    Tried to call up my tutor,
    To help FIND my computer,
    But I misplaced my rotary phone.

  135. Terry Marter says:

    911? There’s been a….misunderstanding!

    Concerned that my hammer might split it,
    His instructions were very explicit, –
    “I’ll use Both hands to set,
    (a mistake could cause debt)
    Wait till I nod my head and then Hit it.”

  136. Mark Totterdell says:

    The pangolin’s skin is all scaly,
    It roams the savanna quite gaily,
    But it gets all upset
    If it struggles to get
    All the termites and ants it craves daily.

  137. Mark Totterdell says:

    A limerick comper from Dorset
    Took his birthplace and struggled to force it
    To the form of ‘Dor-SET’
    So the comp rules were met,
    Which was bold, but I couldn’t endorse it.

  138. A couple became Facebook friends
    And shared all the most recent trends
    But the distance was long
    Tween Perth and Hong Kong
    So he said “I just see what she sends”

  139. Terry Marter says:

    DiscomBobulated after his fall
    Mister Dumpty does nothing but bawl
    about being upset
    that he’s now an omelette,
    and he’s driving us all up the wall!

    “Us” being the Men of the King,
    beset with Hump’s moans while we sing
    our New rhyme, now trending
    (‘bout Failure and Mending)
    in a Blog comp’ via Google or Bing.

  140. Lisi Nortman says:

    Advice For “Untrendy” Parents: a son to mother dialogue:

    “You’re a Digital What? and a Who?”
    “I just told you Ma, Hey! Where were you?”
    “I was kidding, dear son,
    Ya know? Having some fun!”
    (Just smile if you ain’t got a clue.)

  141. Lisi Nortman says:

    The Corrected Verse Of Above Limerick:

    “You’re a Digital What? and a Who?”
    “I just told you, Ma, Hey! Where were you?”
    “I was kidding, dear son.
    Merely havin’ some fun!”
    (Just smile if you don’t have a clue)

  142. Terry Marter says:

    I remember a popular Trend
    Where you’d Post a “nice” Card to a Friend
    From a Real shopping Centre
    (not Facebook & Enter)
    Buy a Stamp, – Lick and Stick it, then Send.

  143. madkane says:

    The current Limerick-Off ends tomorrow, Saturday, at 4 pm (Eastern time.) So please get your limerick stragglers in.

  144. Lisi Nortman says:

    Mama quite doesn’t get it, but she’s trying.

    “My son, please stop calling me “frail”
    You should know that I always prevail”
    (Took a pic on her phone
    She was sure in the zone.
    And then sent it to me in the mail)

  145. Terry Marter says:

    Hopeful improvement of earlier version (June 10, 1.09 pm)

    DiscomBobulated after his fall
    Mister Dumpty does nothing but bawl
    about Being upset
    that he’s now an omelette,
    and he’s driving us all up the wall!

    “Us” Being the Men of the King,
    beset with Hump’s moans while we sing
    ‘Bout Failure and Mending,
    in a Kids rhyme, not Trending
    on this Blog comp’ (via Google or Bing).

  146. Lisi Nortman says:

    Once again, Mama still doesn’t quite “get it”

    “My son, I’ve got great expertize.
    This Google thing’s really a breeze.
    And before their reply,
    I make sure that I
    Always type in a “Thank You” and “Please”

  147. Lisi Nortman says:

    Going a little too far with Covid Precautiions

    It was really a wonderful scene.
    Our “Zoom” class reunion was keen.
    But when we saw Steve,
    We couldn’t believe
    He was wiping bleach over his screen.

  148. Terry Marter says:

    To Tony Holmes.

    ‘Seen no Lim’s from you Tone, ‘you OK?
    Mad’ Didn’t mean give it away.
    So Please do come back, –
    With at Least one wise crack
    and Get back on Trend, – By today!!

  149. Mark Totterdell says:

    There’s a word that I mustn’t forget,
    Here’s line two and I’ve not used it yet,
    So I must find the time
    To employ it to rhyme,
    Because that’s how the comp rules were set.

  150. madkane says:

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

    Limerick-Off Award 471. Congratulations to the winners!

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