Limericks

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. Rest In Peace Abraham Lincoln

    There once was a fellow named Abe
    And today is the day he was slayed
    John Wilkes Booth took his life
    As he sat with his wife

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  3. 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.

  4. Harvey The Hippo

    Limerick About A Hippo

    Harvey is a huge hippopotamus
    Who bathes in a bay that is bottomless
    HIs mouth is as large
    As a riverboat barge

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    Hi Rita, thanks for the kind words about Harvey the Hippo. I've got about 20 otherr poems like Harvey. I can also furnish an illustrator. You go ahead and find a publisher, and we can be...

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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. 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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    The chemistry subject can be difficult at first, but it will really show you everything you need to know in the world, because this world itself is chemistry.

  8. Friendship Limerick

    If a person would have several friends,
    here's the thing upon which it depends;
    are you willing to share
    when there isn't much there

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  10. 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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    I can see my dad's face and hear him reciting this poem as soon as he saw a pelican...every time. Sparks joy in the midst of grief. I miss him so much. Making a memorial space with a pelican...

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  11. 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.

  12. Happy Mother's Day Limerick

    There's a lady in each of our lives
    Who endured all the lows and the highs
    That her children went through
    Like the mumps or the flu

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    This is a poem almost everyone can relate to. I thank you for making this. I read this to my mom for Mother's Day, and she teared up a little!

  13. 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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