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. When I'm Old

    • By Michael Holding
    • Published: July 2015

    When I'm old and mankey,
    I'll never use a hanky.
    I'll wee on plants
    and soil my pants

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    • Rating 3.98
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  3. Homework Limerick

    • By Alyssa Tyler Ashely Lily Skylar Emily
    • Published: May 2015
    Limerick About Too Much Homework

    Why do we have homework after school?
    This is so uncool.
    I so want to cry
    I want to deny

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    • Votes 1994
    • Rating 3.88
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    This is very funny and true. Nice poem. Keep it up!

  4. A Fish Who Could Talk

    • By Elizabeth Trang
    • Published: May 2014

    There once was a fish who could talk.
    He wanted to learn how to walk.
    He got out from the sea,
    Fell right onto me,

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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 1789
    • Rating 3.77
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  6. My Foolish Dog

    • By Kathlene Bouzek
    • Published: January 2009

    My dog is quite hip
    Except when he takes a dip.
    He looks like a fool
    when he jumps in the pool

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 1912
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 3392
    • Rating 3.51
    Featured Shared Story

    I thought the same about the poem. The dog in the pool is very cool.

  7. Limericks By Edward Lear

    There was an Old Man with a beard,
    Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
    Two Owls and a Hen,
    Four Larks and a Wren,

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    • Votes 771
    • Rating 3.86
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    Those birds will just nest anywhere! Of course they need to build a home for their young-uns. Our dad told us a story that when he was young he would help gather the clothes off the clothes...

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  8. 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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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 1778
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 214
    • Rating 4.04
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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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  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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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 595
    • Rating 4.06
  11. 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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1253
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 257
    • Rating 3.99
    Featured Shared Story

    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!

  12. The Man From Greece

    • By Skull
    • Published: July 2010

    There once was a man from Greece
    He was incredibly obese
    He rolled round the world
    crushing all boys and girls

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    • Shares 997
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 824
    • Rating 3.59
  13. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 913
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 129
    • Rating 4.42
    Featured Shared Story

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

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