Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

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Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Wed May 26, 2010 1:24 pm

Okay, I know how hard it can be to get people started so I will make an attempt at one.
Consider yourselves duly warned! If nobody else contributes you are only going to get more of them from me!

I once knew a lonely asexual
Who found cake to be ineffectual.
He wanted more learning
And succeeded by earning
The title of "most intellectual"

How about I start one by suggesting a first line? You don't have to use it if you don't want to, but feel free.
(This one is a classic.)

In days of old, when nights were bold ...
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Wed May 26, 2010 8:14 pm

Way back when AVEN had some writing contest to get submissions to AVENues. The following began as something that, at the time, I had the good sense not to post.

A poetry contest asexual:
Asexuality is become textual!
This one, though not the best,
when compared to the rest...
Please make your judgments contextual!

[3rd line edited to make it flow slightly less badly]
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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Thu May 27, 2010 1:44 pm

The Asexual Agenda

For the Human Amoeba, a haven,
From listserv to messageboard: AVEN
Visibility increases
In little bits and pieces
The road to world domination we're pavin'.

(At least that's what I think the asexual agenda is. If not, I may be iin the wrong place.)

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby Puppy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:49 am

In days of old, when nights were bold
Thre was one little girl,
Looking for the pearl,
That would open the gates
And bring back the waves.
That would cover the rocks,
wash the wooden docks
and clean those red socks.
It takes a fool to remain sane.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:43 am

Now I have to think again ...
*ouch*
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:42 am

What? You make a page for limericks and are then find people posting what is less than the best poetry in the world; Are you surprised?

Perhaps, instead, you should have requested asexual sonnets. (I'm half tempted... and am hoping that readers are even more tempted than that... you know you want to...)

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:46 am

No .. I wasn't criticizing at all.
I was saying that thinking up another limerick is painful for me. Well ... thinking in general, sometimes, but that's another topic. :P
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:52 pm

Oh, now I see what you were saying. I thought that you were commenting on me and puppy's fantastic poetry.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby Jicragg » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:53 am

Puppy wrote:In days of old, when nights were bold
Thre was one little girl,
Looking for the pearl,
That would open the gates
And bring back the waves.
That would cover the rocks,
wash the wooden docks
and clean those red socks.

That's a funny looking limericks.

I'm enjoying these limericks. Haikus are the only poems I can write and even then they aren't brilliant.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAW143 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:20 pm

Now, now, now. This isn't how this game is played at all.

(I should know: I'm the one who stole it from the forum I stole it from.)

Here's what you do. You write a limerick, like so:

There once was a limerick writer
Whose head always sported a miter
When asked, "You the Pope?"
He'd always respond, "Nope.
But my raiment is unquestionably whiter."

Or something like that.

And then you come up with the first line of the next limerick, which must be used by the person responding. That's the super fun element: trying to trip up the person after you, and being able to avoid being tripped up. The provided line can be edited to improve meter, but can't otherwise be changed.

Here is the first line of the next limerick, which you can finish, if you dare *evil cackle*:

The pencil is worn to a stub. . . .

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:47 pm

*grumbles at Mr Literary ...*
*ahem*

The pencil is worn to a stub
By termites that saw it as grub
Eraser rejected
The rest was delected
The remant: therein lies the rub.

Next up:

I once knew a dancer named Fred
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:30 am

I once knew a dancer named Fred,
who to a cute princess was wed.
They danced through the night,
Until the breaking of light,
And driving off on their royal moped.


And for the next person...
"He was such a nice teddy bear"

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby Jicragg » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:18 am

He was such a nice teddy bear
Who had a full set of hair.
He touched a live wire
And was then set on fire.
His skeleton's all nice and bare.

Next:
'There will be a guy in Helsinki...'

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:10 am

There will be a guy in Helsinki
Who goes by the nickname of Winky.
It's not what you think
Cuz he's not prone to blink;
It's the eyeball he wears on his pinky!

Next:
I try not to snuggle with ravens
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby pretzelboy » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:04 pm

I try not to snuggle with ravens
As they are not a mascot of AVEN's.
But to cuddle with cake?
Oh, the mess when I wake!
So I just dream of avian havens.

Next:
There is a rumor that I am from Mars.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:34 pm

There's a rumor that I am from Mars
And I dream about Hollywood stars
Who are gorgeous and youthful,
But I say, "That's not truthful!
I only have eyes for their cars!"

Next:
While walking to school in the rain,
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby Pooh Bear » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:55 pm

While walking to school in the rain
I found that I racked my poor brain
To come up with a rhyme
In a reasonable time
To place at the end of this train

Next

I once heard the call from a panther

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby KAGU143 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:00 am

I once heard the call from a panther
And tried to yell back with an anther.
But my lithp made it laugh
And it mocked at my gaff,
"You can't help but thound like a man, thir!"

Next

I hate to pick pears in the summer
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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Re: Just for goofing off - how about some limericks?

Postby Pooh Bear » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:23 pm

That was great :D

Two came to mind with your provide line :p

I hate to pick pears in the summer
'cauce all I want is the trees to be under
To sit in the shade
But the ants they did raid
And the ant bite dance is a wonder

Or

I hate to pick pears in the summer
In the shade for the tree I did slumber
The ants they did come
And everyone laughed as I run
around striped down to my under's

And a bonus feature

Oh where oh where has my sanity gone
Oh where oh where could it be
With it wit so sharp and it memory so long
I lost it to stress don't you see

Next

I love the smell of the rain