Limerick is the Name of the Game

If you don't remember or are new, it's wordy Wednesday!  And I challenge you to write a limerick.

Limericks are funny poems.  It should have 5 lines total. Lines 1, 2, and 5 ending with the same rhyme and containing between 7-10 syllables.  Lines 3 and 4 are shorter with 5-7 syllables and rhyme with each other.  Here's a diagram that I wrote before I started writing my poems.  L = Line, R = Rhyme, and S = Syllable
L   R      S
1   A   7-10
2   A   7-10
3   B    5-7
4   B    5-7
5   A   7-10

Are you still with me?  Ugh, that looks like a nasty SAT math problem doesn't it?  But, I assure you it's not as complicated as it looks.  The prompt was to write a limerick about your favorite animal.  Here's what I came up with.

Mr. Swish, my beta fish, is very grumpy indeed
that is until it is time to feed.
He swims all around
without making a sound.
Begging for food until I concede.

And because when it comes to poetry, I cannot stop myself, I also wrote

A dog is all that I long for
because I am a total bore.
I'll take him for walks
Meet people and talk.
Yes, a dog's what I need.  Nothing more.

And lastly, I actually thought about my favorite animal and wrote a limerick about its negative image.

Foxes are orange, the color of caution.
Always acting on their own volition.
Cunning, crafty, not wise.
And it wouldn't be a surprise
to assume they have perfect diction.

I think writing poetry exercises the brain.  If you write a limerick, please share it in the comments below.  I'd love to read it.


  1. Wow, your limericks sound beautiful. I, on the other hand, couldn't write a poem if I tried!! ❤

  2. Wow, those are so lovely!! I've never heard of limericks before, but I love writing poems. I'll have to give it a shot sometime!

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories