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. 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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    • Rating 3.51
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    I thought the same about the poem. The dog in the pool is very cool.

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  3. 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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    • 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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  4. 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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    • Rating 4.01
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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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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.42
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    Greetings, fellow Aussie! Yes, "the care we inflict"....well put. Thanks, Raelene, for the kind feedback.

  7. 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!

  8. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 103
    • Rating 4.18
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    The poem written in simple colloquial language expresses the genuine thoughts of an innocent child who admires nature.

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  10. 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
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    • Votes 257
    • Rating 3.99
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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!

  11. 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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  12. 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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    • Rating 4.33
  13. 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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    • Rating 4.10

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