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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    • Votes 3403
    • Rating 3.51
    Featured Shared Story

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

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  3. 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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    • Votes 163
    • Rating 4.03
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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.

  4. 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
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 245
    • Rating 4.01
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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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  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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    • Votes 212
    • Rating 4.39
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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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    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 2022
    • Rating 3.89
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    This is very funny and true. Nice poem. Keep it up!

  8. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 234
    • Rating 4.11
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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.

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  10. 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
    • Shares 592
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 125
    • Rating 4.10
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    The poem written in simple colloquial language expresses the genuine thoughts of an innocent child who admires nature.

  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 1347
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 276
    • Rating 4.02
    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. 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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 2004
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 826
    • 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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  13. Semi-Relevant Quasi-Buddhist Non-Sequiter

    Accept that to suffer is life
    That done, you don't focus on strife
    The good - one enjoys
    The bad - background noise ...

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 264
    • Rating 3.63
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    I really like this poem. Thank you for sharing it. The last two lines made me laugh so much, XD

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