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Limericks.4 and 5

ON NOT EATING


In Wales, lived a crazy man called Watts
One night, a cat ate his porridge oats
Slamming the door with a thud,
He lay down on his creaky bed.
Unable to sleep, he stormed round, kicking his boots!


ON EATING


A plump woman lived in New York.
She gulped down much beef and pork.
Adding calories to her fat.
Once, on a chair as she sat
It broke down with a sudden creak

Submitted: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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  • Patricia Grantham (9/6/2013 9:52:00 AM)

    To eat or not to eat that is the question. I really enjoyed this one.
    A tasty treat and a good laugh before the day begins. Very lovable
    and funny. Thank you Valsa.

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  • Bri Edwards (8/19/2013 12:43:00 AM)

    valsa, i am confused. i copied the following and have pasted it below for you and other readers of these poems to comment on. [the poems 4 and 5 did not sound like limericks to me, though i found them quite interesting. i had a little trouble reading the first one as it seems to be missing some punctuation.]


    A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.

    :) bri

  • Vipins Puthooran (8/15/2013 6:24:00 PM)

    excellent Limericks! ! ! ! 10

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    Excellent Limericks...Beautiful way it is presented..Loved it.

  • Kevin Patrick (8/13/2013 10:40:00 PM)

    I smiled quite a bit when I read this, I love the depth of imagination in this, great story and wonderful imagery, perhaps Mr. Watts should trade places?

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/12/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    Both the Limericks are hilarious- one on not eating and the other on eating- -both diaganolly opposite!

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/12/2013 5:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful Limericks kept me laughing. Eat and break the chair or not eat and kick the chair - up to the eater to decide! Thank you.

  • David Wood (8/12/2013 5:35:00 AM)

    Your two Limericks did put a smile on my face Valsa.

  • Dinesh Nair (8/11/2013 9:46:00 PM)

    Excellent limericks and your willingness to amuse us deserves to be applauded. A poet with virtual hold over the conservative devices of poetic justice ought to forget the past of his/her usual works and now and then go for such light submissions.
    A clear 10 for you Madam Valsa

  • Heather Wilkins (8/11/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    excellent limerick. I enjoyed it very much nice break for the usual.

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