Limericks

What is a Limerick?

A limerick is a short and fun five-line poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The longer A lines rhyme with each other and the shorter B lines rhyme with each other.

  • Line 1: 7-10 syllables A
  • Line 2: 7-10 syllables A
  • Line 3: 5-7 syllables B
  • Line 4: 5-7 syllables B
  • Line 5: 7-10 syllables A

Fuuny Limerick Poems

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  1. Confessions Of A Serial Plant Killer

    Oh, I wish that I had a green thumb.
    All my houseplants are looking quite glum.
    I never can tell
    Why they're looking unwell

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    Greetings, fellow Aussie! Yes, "the care we inflict"....well put. Thanks, Raelene, for the kind feedback.

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  3. Poor Mrs. Peel

    • By Caroline Smith
    • Published: November 27, 2019
    Limerick About Thanksgiving

    There once was an old Mrs. Peel
    Who cooked till her hands could not feel
    A Thanksgiving feast!
    One nap, at least.

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  4. Wake Up

    Limerick About Having Fun As A Child

    Time to wake up my sweet little one.
    It is time for you to see the rising sun.
    Stay awake, my superstar.
    Mum's left open the cookie jar.

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  6. The Ball Up High

    Limericks About The Sun

    Once I did hear my brother call
    The sun a giant fire ball.
    How can that be?
    For what I see,

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    The poem written in simple colloquial language expresses the genuine thoughts of an innocent child who admires nature.

  7. Boisterous Joe!

    Limerick About Having Fun In The Snow

    There was a boisterous boy called Joe
    Who loved to play in the fresh falling snow.
    He went sledging one day
    On his wild husky powered sleigh,

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  8. Listen To Mum

    Limerick Poems About A Lesson Learned About School

    I remember when I was small and cool,
    I was always playing truant from school.
    My mum used to say,
    "You'll regret it one day

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    It's only now that I'm older I realise my school years were the best days of my life. If only I could turn back time.

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  10. Candy Tree Shops

    Limericks Poems For Kids About Sweets

    If ice cream could be grown on the tree top,
    Tiny tummies would be liking it lots.
    Any fruit flavour
    For all to savour.

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    Thank you for the congratulations on my winning the Summer Poetry Contest, Brother John. Winning was an unexpected surprise. To my mind, all of the entries were worthy winners. Yours I...

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  11. Me And Chemistry

    There's this subject called chemistry
    how it works is a total mystery
    it is an atom
    says my madam

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  12. A Wonderful Bird Is The Pelican

    A wonderful bird is the pelican,
    His bill will hold more than his belican,
    He can take in his beak
    Enough food for a week

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    • Rating 4.03
  13. Quirks

    The Idiosyncracies Of People

    There once was a lady named Rose
    Who couldn't stand weight on her toes.
    She cut holes in her sheet
    And stuck through her feet

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