Limerick

Definition: A limerick is a short, humorous, often ribald or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme, which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent

The origin of the limerick is not entirely known, but it has an active history. Limericks published in eighteenth-century Mother Goose’s Melodies are thought to be among the oldest. Limerick's were named after a city in Ireland. Since the pubs their were dirty, people called it limerick. Limericks began to be popular in Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense.  

Nature Calls

Mystic Rose

You drive me to distraction

With your selfish retraction

Out on a limb

You drink my rim

And I blow out like a hurricane

You mutilate my leaves of tender

With insensitive ways you render

Me accomplice

To natural malice

Restrain or soon, I will go insane

There is a logical retribution

To my natural constitution

Treat me with respect

And I’ll circumspect

Ride my wind, without blame

And I’ll soften your skin with aloe

Sending you my blessing a-row I’ll rain upon you

Like a Rose in dew

I want to be the natural, bestow

Of Charismatic Touch

Come enter my prism

It’s yours….

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