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threedogpeople
09-08-2005, 10:53 PM
Saint Nick has a message for you-who
Being naughty is something you'll rue
Unless you're like me

poetinahat
09-09-2005, 02:58 AM
My gas tank is running on empty
And I'm twenty-nine miles south of Tempe
In an hour I'm due
to recite some Theroux

-------------------------
(threedog, it's one line at a time...)

Saint Nick has a message for you-who
Being naughty is something you'll rue
Unless you're like me
who gets off scot-free

reph
09-09-2005, 04:32 AM
My gas tank is running on empty
And I'm twenty-nine miles south of Tempe
In an hour I'm due
to recite some Theroux
But turning around sure does tempt me.

poetinahat
09-09-2005, 05:05 AM
My gas tank is running on empty
And I'm twenty-nine miles south of Tempe
In an hour I'm due
to recite some Theroux
But turning around sure does tempt me.

What's next, reph?

Pat~
09-09-2005, 05:09 AM
Saint Nick has a message for you-who
Being naughty is something you'll rue
Unless you're like me
who gets off scot-free,
Won't nobody come down your flue!

My laptop just gave me the bluescreen :-(

reph
09-09-2005, 08:45 AM
What's next, reph?
Finishing the other one in progress was next. That's why I didn't start one.

My laptop just gave me the bluescreen :-(
I'd prefer something else: pink or true green

poetinahat
09-09-2005, 09:18 AM
Thanks for that, reph. Within seconds of reading your post, I got a blue screen of death. First time in over a year.

My laptop just gave me the bluescreen :-(
I'd prefer something else: pink or true green
The motherboard's toast

reph
09-09-2005, 10:45 AM
Thanks for that, reph. Within seconds of reading your post, I got a blue screen of death.
I didn't do anything!

Pat~
09-09-2005, 05:32 PM
Must've been that motherboard line ;-).

(BTW, be sure to back up everything; once you start getting that, it's only a matter of time before the bluescreen is permanent. Mine just crashed for good this week.)

My laptop just gave me the bluescreen :-(
I'd prefer something else: pink or true green
The motherboard's toast
No more can I post

Meaney
09-10-2005, 03:13 PM
My laptop just gave me the bluescreen :-(
I'd prefer something else: pink or true green
The motherboard's toast
No more can I post
So my face oscillates red/tangerine

So what is this life all about?

Pat~
09-10-2005, 09:01 PM
So what is this life all about?
What can I know without doubt?

PattiTheWicked
09-10-2005, 10:48 PM
So what is this life all about?
What can I know without doubt?
Perhaps I just need

reph
09-11-2005, 01:45 AM
So what is this life all about?
What can I know without doubt?
Perhaps I just need
A good book to read

threedogpeople
09-11-2005, 03:31 AM
So what is this life all about?
What can I know without doubt?
Perhaps I just need
A good book to read


and the friendship of someone devout.

threedogpeople
09-11-2005, 08:14 AM
A boy stood with his dog by the sea,

reph
09-12-2005, 05:51 AM
A boy stood with his dog by the sea,
And they both had their backs turned to me.

poetinahat
09-12-2005, 05:57 AM
A boy stood with his dog by the sea,
And they both had their backs turned to me.
In the noise of the squall

rhymegirl
09-12-2005, 06:25 AM
A boy stood with his dog by the sea,
And they both had their backs turned to me.
In the noise of the squall
I heard someone call

reph
09-12-2005, 07:10 AM
A boy stood with his dog by the sea,
And they both had their backs turned to me.
In the noise of the squall
I heard someone call–
Indistinct words that floated so free.

Now, nobody's told me I'm perfect

poetinahat
09-12-2005, 07:50 AM
Now, nobody's told me I'm perfect
And of compliments, I get no surfeit

reph
09-12-2005, 09:39 AM
Now, nobody's told me I'm perfect
And of compliments, I get no surfeit
But my sins are so trivial

poetinahat
09-12-2005, 10:47 AM
Now, nobody's told me I'm perfect
And of compliments, I get no surfeit
But my sins are so trivial
and my manner convivial

reph
09-12-2005, 11:51 AM
. . . but not the fifth.

Now, nobody's told me I'm perfect
And of compliments, I get no surfeit
But my sins are so trivial
and my manner convivial
That to scramble for sainthood ain't worth it.

Writing verses, you need a big lexicon

poetinahat
09-12-2005, 11:55 AM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican

PattiTheWicked
09-12-2005, 05:00 PM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican
It helps if you know

rhymegirl
09-12-2005, 06:36 PM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican
It helps if you know
Lots of big words and so

threedogpeople
09-12-2005, 07:37 PM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican
It helps if you know
Lots of big words and so
I've started a new limerick below.

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My shoulder hurts so does my neck

reph
09-12-2005, 09:33 PM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican
It helps if you know
Lots of big words and so
I've started a new limerick below.
Nuh-uh. The fifth line rhymes with the first and second. That's why the fifth is so hard.

PattiTheWicked
09-12-2005, 09:54 PM
Writing verses, you need a big lexicon
in Bantu, Punjabi or Mexican
It helps if you know
Lots of big words and so
which might baffle the opposite sex again


I think I'll get on a plane

reph
09-12-2005, 10:11 PM
I think I'll get on a plane
And escape Limerick Hell. What a pain!

PattiTheWicked
09-12-2005, 10:22 PM
I think I'll get on a plane
And escape Limerick Hell. What a pain!
I'll fly off to see

poetinahat
09-13-2005, 04:53 AM
I think I'll get on a plane
And escape Limerick Hell. What a pain!
I'll fly off to see
Mother Goose Purgatory*


*: UK pronunciation: "purgatry"

reph
09-13-2005, 05:41 AM
I think I'll get on a plane
And escape Limerick Hell. What a pain!
I'll fly off to see
Mother Goose Purgatory*
Where the rhymes fall as easy as rain.

Hey! I found a green frog in the bathtub

poetinahat
09-13-2005, 05:55 AM
Hey! I found a green frog in the bathtub
And it called to me, croaking, "You poor schlub!"

threedogpeople
09-13-2005, 06:10 AM
Hey! I found a green frog in the bathtub
And it called to me, croaking, "You poor schlub!"
I am doubled with glee,
'cause you still need to see,
whether kissing gets you a prince or a dud.



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The sun sank behind the mountain

Pat~
09-13-2005, 07:22 AM
Nuh-uh-uh, threedogpeople...you only get to add one line at a time (unless you write the 5th line; then you also start the new limerick).

Hey! I found a green frog in the bathtub
And it called to me, croaking, "You poor schlub!"
I am doubled with glee,
'Cuz it jumped on my knee

PattiTheWicked
09-13-2005, 07:28 AM
Hey! I found a green frog in the bathtub
And it called to me, croaking, "You poor schlub!"
I am doubled with glee,
'Cuz it jumped on my knee
Then fell in the toilet -- glub glub!

The leaves are beginning to change

poetinahat
09-13-2005, 09:28 AM
The leaves are beginning to change
And that, by itself, ain't so strange

reph
09-13-2005, 10:07 AM
The leaves are beginning to change
And that, by itself, ain't so strange
But they change into people

Alphabet
09-13-2005, 10:50 AM
The leaves are beginning to change
And that, by itself, ain't so strange
But they change into people
This world is in free-fall

Meaney
09-14-2005, 02:20 PM
The leaves are beginning to change
And that, by itself, ain't so strange
But they change into people
This world is in free-fall
and my mangy dog needs an oil change
:Wha:

The change is beginning to leave

poetinahat
09-15-2005, 03:53 AM
The change is beginning to leave
Holy pickpockets, Batman! I grieve

Solatium
09-15-2005, 05:39 AM
The change is beginning to leave
Holy pickpockets, Batman! I grieve
But holy, they ain't

Meaney
09-15-2005, 06:09 AM
The change is beginning to leave.
"Holy pickpockets, Batman!" I grieve
But holy, they ain't;
the pants are. Complaint...

reph
09-15-2005, 06:58 AM
The change is beginning to leave.
"Holy pickpockets, Batman!" I grieve
But holy, they ain't;
the pants are. Complaint...
My idiot tailor can't weave.

The beginning is leaving a change

PattiTheWicked
09-15-2005, 07:09 AM
The beginning is leaving a change
And i'm humming "Home on the Range"

poetinahat
09-15-2005, 07:39 AM
The beginning is leaving a change
And i'm humming "Home on the Range"
But, though tumbleweeds tumble

Meaney
09-15-2005, 07:55 AM
The beginning is leaving a change
And I'm humming "Home on the Range"
But, though tumbleweeds tumble
and glum grumblers mumble

poetinahat
09-15-2005, 10:42 AM
The beginning is leaving a change
And I'm humming "Home on the Range"
But, though tumbleweeds tumble
and glum grumblers mumble
I still caught L from Charlie's Ange

:faint:

I'm leaving, a change to begin

reph
09-15-2005, 12:26 PM
I'm leaving, a change to begin
I must shake off this craving for gin

Meaney
09-15-2005, 05:28 PM
I'm leaving, a change to begin
I must shake off this craving for gin
I am brazenly brave

Carole
09-15-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm leaving, a change to begin
I must shake off this craving for gin
I am brazenly brave
Swore I'd drink to the grave

Pat~
09-15-2005, 07:38 PM
'm leaving, a change to begin
I must shake off this craving for gin
I am brazenly brave
Swore I'd drink to the grave--
But I've run out of aspirin!

My manuscript's stuck in the slush :-(

Carole
09-15-2005, 07:55 PM
My manuscript's stuck in the slush :-(
All hopes are now turning to mush

Godfather
09-15-2005, 08:51 PM
i live in limerick

poetinahat
09-16-2005, 02:57 AM
I live in Limerick
Our leader has arrived!!

My manuscript's stuck in the slush :-(
All hopes are now turning to mush
But my limerick collection

PattiTheWicked
09-16-2005, 04:18 AM
My manuscript's stuck in the slush :-(
All hopes are now turning to mush
But my limerick collection
Won't bring me dejection

trumancoyote
09-16-2005, 04:24 AM
But non-lethal injection

rhymegirl
09-16-2005, 05:15 AM
My manuscript's stuck in the slush,
All hopes are now turning to mush,
But my limerick collection
Won't bring me dejection,
Cause people who read them just gush!


I wish I could win lots of dough,

PattiTheWicked
09-16-2005, 05:16 AM
I wish I could win lots of dough,
Just think of the places I'd go!

reph
09-16-2005, 06:05 AM
I wish I could win lots of dough,
Just think of the places I'd go!
First I'd need some new clothes

poetinahat
09-16-2005, 06:06 AM
I wish I could win lots of dough,
Just think of the places I'd go!
First I'd need some new clothes
for God only knows

rhymegirl
09-16-2005, 06:29 AM
I wish I could win lots of dough,
Just think of the places I'd go!
First I'd need some new clothes
for God only knows
Mine are holey and I cannot sew!


There once was a girl from Chepachet

poetinahat
09-16-2005, 06:33 AM
There once was a girl from Chepachet
Whose favourite band's Molly Hatchet

rhymegirl
09-16-2005, 06:43 AM
There once was a girl from Chepachet
Whose favourite band's Molly Hatchet,
One night she sneaked out

Pthom
09-16-2005, 11:13 AM
There once was a girl from Chepachet
Whose favourite band's Molly Hatchet,
One night she sneaked out
To go wand'ring about

rhymegirl
09-17-2005, 04:16 AM
There once was a girl from Chepachet
Whose favourite band's Molly Hatchet,
One night she sneaked out
To go wand'ring about
And to visit her buddy, Nurse Ratchett.


Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse

Unique
09-17-2005, 04:27 AM
Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse
She kept a stiff prick in her purse

Pat~
09-17-2005, 04:27 AM
Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse
She kept a big syringe in her purse

Solatium
09-17-2005, 08:50 AM
Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse
Just what did she keep in her purse?
It was long; it was rigid

akelsey333
09-17-2005, 10:00 AM
Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse
Just what did she keep in her purse?
It was long; it was rigid,
Of course, she was frigid

Pthom
09-17-2005, 10:09 AM
Nurse Ratchett was one nasty nurse
Just what did she keep in her purse?
It was long; it was rigid,
Of course, she was frigid
Hey! It wasn't the keys to the hearse!



If we had to go live in Spain

Meaney
09-17-2005, 10:44 AM
If we had to go live in Spain
We'd bear arms and the Cross of Lorraine

(that would have to be the Anglicised pronunciation of Lorraine.) :o

reph
09-17-2005, 12:04 PM
If we had to go live in Spain
We'd bear arms and the Cross of Lorraine
And at noon every day

threedogpeople
09-17-2005, 04:26 PM
If we had to go live in Spain
We'd bear arms and the Cross of Lorraine
And at noon every day

We'd take a short break to pray

Alphabet
09-17-2005, 04:39 PM
If we had to go live in Spain
We'd bear arms and the Cross of Lorraine
And at noon every day
We'd take a short break to pray
And a much longer break to complain.

The music is playing so loud

Meaney
09-17-2005, 08:15 PM
The music is playing so loud
that it's moving the unmovable crowd

Alphabet
09-17-2005, 09:17 PM
The music is playing so loud
It has moved the unmovable crowd
The cymbals and drums

reph
09-17-2005, 09:49 PM
The music is playing so loud
It has moved the unmovable crowd
The cymbals and drums
Inspire my thumbs

threedogpeople
09-17-2005, 10:49 PM
The music is playing so loud
It has moved the unmovable crowd
The cymbals and drums
Inspire my thumbs

To dance until tired or OWW!

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Oak trees dressed in gold

Meaney
09-18-2005, 07:59 AM
Oak trees dressed in gold
threedogpeople, the first line of a limerick needs eight (or nine) beats. The fourth and fifth lines have five (or six) beats.

Pat~
09-18-2005, 09:02 AM
(Make that 'the 3rd and 4th lines have 5 or 6 beats'. Now are you thoroughly confused?!)

reph
09-18-2005, 11:11 AM
(First line adjusted to fit the limerick form)

The oak trees are all dressed in gold
The back-to-school clothing's been sold

Meaney
09-18-2005, 05:06 PM
(Make that 'the 3rd and 4th lines have 5 or 6 beats'. Now are you thoroughly confused?!)
Right! Thanks, Pat. :Thumbs:


The oak trees are all dressed in gold
The back-to-school clothing's been sold
The turkey is worried

Carole
09-18-2005, 08:25 PM
The oak trees are all dressed in gold
The back-to-school clothing's been sold
The turkey is worried
In fact, he has scurried

poetinahat
09-19-2005, 03:10 AM
The oak trees are all dressed in gold
The back-to-school clothing's been sold
The turkey is worried
In fact, he has scurried
But he's now sixteen pieces, all told

A hitman with low self-esteem

PattiTheWicked
09-19-2005, 03:38 AM
A hitman with low self-esteem
and a penchant for cookies and cream

poetinahat
09-19-2005, 03:56 AM
A hitman with low self-esteem
and a penchant for cookies and cream
Just couldn't refuse

Unique
09-19-2005, 03:58 AM
A hitman with low self-esteem
and a penchant for cookies and cream
Just couldn't refuse
a quick hit of booze

PattiTheWicked
09-19-2005, 04:01 AM
A hitman with low self-esteem
and a penchant for cookies and cream
Just couldn't refuse
a quick hit of booze
And soaked his dessert in Jim Beam


My, what an extra large cat

poetinahat
09-19-2005, 04:12 AM
A hitman with low self-esteem
and a penchant for cookies and cream
Just couldn't refuse
a quick hit of booze
And soaked his dessert in Jim Beam


My, what an extra large cat
It's furry, it's tall and it's fat

Unique
09-19-2005, 04:16 AM
My, what an extra large cat
It's furry, it's tall and it's fat
It eats on the run

poetinahat
09-19-2005, 04:19 AM
My, what an extra large cat
It's furry, it's tall and it's fat
It eats on the run
And depends on no one

threedogpeople
09-19-2005, 05:03 AM
My, what an extra large cat
It's furry, it's tall and it's fat
It eats on the run
And depends on no one

except to take a whiz* in your hat.

*my first thought was something more, uhmmmm, "solid"

================================================== ====
Staying with the animal theme.......
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An Ibizan's an odd type of hound

Meaney
09-19-2005, 03:13 PM
An Ibizan's an odd type of hound
It barks with delayed ultrasound

poetinahat
09-20-2005, 03:48 AM
An Ibizan's an odd type of hound
It barks with delayed ultrasound
Which confuses intruders

PattiTheWicked
09-20-2005, 04:06 AM
An Ibizan's an odd type of hound
It barks with delayed ultrasound
Which confuses intruders
And locks up computers

reph
09-20-2005, 05:42 AM
An Ibizan's an odd type of hound
It barks with delayed ultrasound
Which confuses intruders
And locks up computers
And scares bats for ten miles around.

I wonder what this button does?

threedogpeople
09-20-2005, 05:47 AM
I wonder what this button does?
I pressed it twice, just because

PattiTheWicked
09-20-2005, 07:52 AM
I wonder what this button does?
I pressed it twice, just because
The scary blue screen

poetinahat
09-20-2005, 08:00 AM
I wonder what this button does?
I pressed it twice, just because
The scary blue screen
says my drive's a latrine

Solatium
09-20-2005, 11:24 AM
I wonder what this button does?
I pressed it twice, just because
The scary blue screen
says my drive's a latrine,
But that's silly -- latrines never buzz!

But what if they did? What if all

PattiTheWicked
09-20-2005, 04:41 PM
But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall

threedogpeople
09-20-2005, 10:10 PM
But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall
were accompanied by bells and buzzers

reph
09-21-2005, 01:22 AM
But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall
were accompanied by bells and buzzers

threedog, limericks have special requirements for line length and where the beats fall. From a post two months ago:


Excuse me, . . . you seem to be working on a different kind of poem. A limerick has exactly five lines, and the rhythm goes like this:

da DA da da DA da da DA (da)
da DA da da DA da da DA (da)
(da) da DA da da DA (da)
(da) da DA da da DA (da)
da DA da da DA da da DA (da).

The das in parentheses are optional syllables.

So let's go back one step.

But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall
were just modified flushes

PattiTheWicked
09-21-2005, 01:59 AM
But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall
were just modified flushes,
and what makes me blush is

poetinahat
09-21-2005, 02:34 AM
But what if they did? What if all
those sounds from way down the hall
were just modified flushes,
and what makes me blush is
the door's been removed from the stall

Well, shiver me timbers, me crew

reph
09-21-2005, 06:01 AM
Well, shiver me timbers, me crew
Consists of thirteen caribou

PattiTheWicked
09-21-2005, 06:25 AM
Well, shiver me timbers, me crew
Consists of thirteen caribou
But in the crow's nest

threedogpeople
09-21-2005, 06:41 AM
Oh, well, guess I'll have to play by the rules......


Well, shiver me timbers, me crew
Consists of thirteen caribou
But in the crow's nest,
A sailor paid by the rest,

reph
09-21-2005, 07:43 AM
threedog, I don't like to keep hammering on you, but in that new line the rhythm is still off. The line has an extra beat at the beginning. Sometimes reading the verse aloud calls attention to places where it doesn't sound the way it should.

Well, shiver me timbers, me crew
Consists of thirteen caribou
But in the crow's nest
Is one paid by the rest, (adjusted by one syllable)
He's got hands, 'cuz those hooves just won't do.

When the captain yelled "All hands on deck!"

Meaney
09-21-2005, 10:09 AM
When the captain yelled "All hands on deck!"
the unmanned ship became a wreck

poetinahat
09-21-2005, 10:13 AM
When the captain yelled "All hands on deck!"
the unmanned ship became a wreck
As the wind whipped the sails

reph
09-21-2005, 10:51 AM
the unmanned ship became a wreck
Meaney, it isn't like you to slip into iambs. Are you feeling all right?

Meaney
09-21-2005, 01:00 PM
Meaney, it isn't like you to slip into iambs. Are you feeling all right?I was actually going to comment that I was unhappy with that meter, but it seems my trochaic reputation precedes me.


When the captain yelled "All hands on deck!"
the unmanned ship became a wreck
As the wind whipped the sails
the crew swam with the whales

Pat~
09-21-2005, 06:38 PM
When the captain yelled "All hands on deck!"
the unmanned ship became a wreck
As the wind whipped the sails
the crew swam with the whales
thus ending their seafaring trek.

My eyes have begun to glaze over

poetinahat
09-22-2005, 06:55 AM
My eyes have begun to glaze over
And my face has gone crimson and clover

rhymegirl
09-22-2005, 07:04 AM
My eyes have begun to glaze over
And my face has gone crimson and clover,
Cuz I did some weird drugs,

Meaney
09-22-2005, 08:12 AM
My eyes have begun to glaze over
And my face has gone crimson and clover,
Cuz I did some weird drugs
and I ate some weird bugs

Solatium
09-22-2005, 09:15 AM
My eyes have begun to glaze over
And my face has gone crimson and clover,
Cuz I did some weird drugs
and I ate some weird bugs
Finished off with a hair from old Rover

My liver is going to bits

reph
09-22-2005, 10:45 AM
My liver is going to bits
My B.O. is literally the pits

poetinahat
09-22-2005, 11:14 AM
(second line is a metrical challenge, no?)

My liver is going to bits
My B.O. is literally the pits
But my wallet is hearty

Unique
09-22-2005, 04:04 PM
My liver is going to bits
My B.O. is literally the pits
But my wallet is hearty
So take that, you smarty

Solatium
09-22-2005, 08:20 PM
My liver is going to bits
My B.O. is literally the pits
But my wallet is hearty
So take that, you smarty --
'Cause wealth almost always beats wits

I ought to be studying German

Pthom
09-23-2005, 02:32 AM
I ought to be studying German
To understand my uncle Hermann

Meaney
09-23-2005, 03:45 AM
My liver is going to bits
My B.O. is literally the pits
But my wallet is hearty
So take that, you smarty --
'Cause wealth almost always beats witsMetrical change notwithstanding, this one's a gem.

I ought to be studying German
To understand my uncle Hermann.
... What is "Zieg Heil"?

reph
09-23-2005, 03:57 AM
I ought to be studying German
To understand my uncle Hermann.
... What is "Sieg Heil"?
Why, I don't see you smile!

poetinahat
09-23-2005, 04:30 AM
I ought to be studying German
To understand my uncle Hermann.
... What is "Sieg Heil"?
Why, I don't see you smile!
"Nein! I've nothing to do vit dat vermin!"

I've bought a new pocket protector

Meaney
09-23-2005, 05:02 AM
I've bought a new pocket protector
I, colour ballpoint pen collector

reph
09-23-2005, 05:47 AM
I've bought a new pocket protector
I, colour ballpoint pen collector
For my shirts got too loud

PattiTheWicked
09-23-2005, 06:08 AM
I've bought a new pocket protector
I, colour ballpoint pen collector
For my shirts got too loud
Though I feel kinda proud

poetinahat
09-23-2005, 06:47 AM
I've bought a new pocket protector
I, colour ballpoint pen collector
For my shirts got too loud
Though I feel kinda proud
of my hat that says "Jedi Inspector"

Napoleon H. Bonaparte

PattiTheWicked
09-23-2005, 07:34 AM
Napoleon H. Bonaparte
let out a rip-roaring fart

AdamH
09-23-2005, 08:08 AM
Napoleon H. Bonaparte
let out a rip-roaring fart
His men did cheer,

poetinahat
09-23-2005, 08:16 AM
Napoleon H. Bonaparte
let out a rip-roaring fart
His men did cheer,
but did Josephine hear?

Pthom
09-23-2005, 10:27 AM
Napoleon H. Bonaparte
let out a rip-roaring fart
His men did cheer,
but did Josephine hear?
No! She'd fallen asleep in the cart.


When one of us writes down a line

poetinahat
09-23-2005, 10:54 AM
When one of us writes down a line
The rest think, "Wish that had been mine!"

threedogpeople
09-24-2005, 05:39 AM
When one of us writes down a line
The rest think, "Wish that had been mine!"
It blows my mind sometimes,

Solatium
09-24-2005, 06:21 AM
When one of us writes down a line
The rest think, "Wish that had been mine!"
It blows my mind sometimes
To gain reason from rhymes

(If you squint real hard, the meter still works.)

AdamH
09-24-2005, 07:47 AM
When one of us writes down a line
The rest think, "Wish that had been mine!"
It blows my mind sometimes
To gain reason from rhymes
That's why I like my prose just fine.


It's almost the last week of September,

Solatium
09-24-2005, 09:55 AM
It's almost the last week of September;
There are three things I must remember:

PattiTheWicked
09-24-2005, 04:47 PM
It's almost the last week of September;
There are three things I must remember:
But amnesia sets in

poetinahat
09-24-2005, 05:19 PM
It's almost the last week of September;
There are three things I must remember:
But amnesia sets in
Who am I -- Errol Flynn?

threedogpeople
09-24-2005, 08:22 PM
It's almost the last week of September;
There are three things I must remember:
But amnesia sets in
Who am I -- Errol Flynn?
as I chop firewood, yelling "timber".


Silent movies are a classic genre,

reph
09-24-2005, 10:14 PM
Silent movies are a classic genre,
You can watch those old stars get it on, yeah,

threedogpeople
09-24-2005, 10:21 PM
Silent movies are a classic genre,
You can watch those old stars get it on, yeah,
with a look and a kiss,

reph
09-25-2005, 03:25 AM
Silent movies are a classic genre,
You can watch those old stars get it on, yeah,
with a look and a kiss,
Instantaneous bliss!

poetinahat
09-25-2005, 09:29 AM
Silent movies are a classic genre,
You can watch those old stars get it on, yeah,
with a look and a kiss,
Instantaneous bliss!
(if you'll pardon the double entendre)

A salesman walked into a bar

Pat~
09-25-2005, 09:49 AM
Silent movies are a classic genre,
You can watch those old stars get it on, yeah,
with a look and a kiss,
Instantaneous bliss
For our lead actors Michael and Sondra.

The traffic was bumper to bumper

Pat~
09-25-2005, 09:51 AM
A salesman walked into a bar
Pitching lies about some old used car

reph
09-25-2005, 10:03 AM
A salesman walked into a bar
Pitching lies about some old used car
When the bartender said:

Solatium
09-25-2005, 01:21 PM
A salesman walked into a bar
Pitching lies about some old used car
When the bartender said:
"Are you out of your head?

---

The traffic was bumper to bumper
When I went out to buy a new jumper

(Yeah? Let's see you do better.)

threedogpeople
09-25-2005, 10:01 PM
A salesman walked into a bar
Pitching lies about some old used car
When the bartender said:
"Are you out of your head?
All it's engine parts come in a jar"

---

The traffic was bumper to bumper
When I went out to buy a new jumper
The store clerk was crass

Pat~
09-26-2005, 12:42 AM
The traffic was bumper to bumper
When I went out to buy a new jumper
The store clerk was crass
And tried to harass

Meaney
09-26-2005, 04:33 AM
The traffic was bumper to bumper
When I went out to buy a new jumper
The store clerk was crass
And tried to harass
me for choosing one featuring Thumper
(does anyone remember Bambi?)

My mother was taken away

Pthom
09-26-2005, 05:22 AM
(does anyone remember Bambi? ---- yes, I do.)

My mother was taken away
And I really had nothing to say



(do you remember when Bambi met Godzilla?)

poetinahat
09-26-2005, 06:05 AM
My mother was taken away
And I really had nothing to say
Instead, to avenge her,

PattiTheWicked
09-26-2005, 06:16 AM
My mother was taken away
And I really had nothing to say
Instead, to avenge her,
I decided to venture

poetinahat
09-26-2005, 10:35 AM
My mother was taken away
And I really had nothing to say
Instead, to avenge her,
I decided to venture
a pox on the whole NRA

My accountant is quite the magician

Pthom
09-26-2005, 11:33 AM
My accountant is quite the magician:
Looking out for my fiscal position.

PattiTheWicked
09-26-2005, 04:00 PM
My accountant is quite the magician:
Looking out for my fiscal position.
But dollars and cents

threedogpeople
09-26-2005, 07:09 PM
My accountant is quite the magician:
Looking out for my fiscal position.
But dollars and cents
because I am dense

reph
09-26-2005, 09:08 PM
My accountant is quite the magician:
Looking out for my fiscal position.
But dollars and cents
because I am dense
Still elude me despite all my wishin'.

It has lights, bells, and five fancy levers

PattiTheWicked
09-26-2005, 09:11 PM
It has lights, bells, and five fancy levers
Starting it takes damn near forever

threedogpeople
09-26-2005, 09:13 PM
It has lights, bells, and five fancy levers
Starting it takes damn near forever
But, I give it a try

reph
09-26-2005, 10:32 PM
It has lights, bells, and five fancy levers
Starting it takes damn near forever
But, I give it a try
Whoops! I'm up in the sky!

Pthom
09-26-2005, 11:34 PM
It has lights, bells, and five fancy levers
Starting it takes damn near forever
But, I give it a try
Whoops! I'm up in the sky!
It's a plane, not a car -- Oh, whatever!



Gilbert and Sullivan plays are a hoot

threedogpeople
09-27-2005, 12:23 AM
Gilbert and Sullivan plays are a hoot
Mikado, Yum-Yum, Petti-Sing, Peep-Bo, Katisha to boot,

Pthom
09-27-2005, 02:49 AM
I think I screwed up. My prompt doesn't fit the meter, and threedogpeople's second line is even worse (although I think this could go in another venue, it's gonna be a stretch to make this a limerick).

So, lemme try over:

Old Gilbert and Sullivan's rhymes

Pat~
09-27-2005, 03:38 AM
Old Gilbert and Sullivan's rhymes
Have been sung to their tunes many times

poetinahat
09-27-2005, 06:09 AM
Old Gilbert and Sullivan's rhymes
Have been sung to their tunes many times
But their water ballet

Pat~
09-27-2005, 06:49 AM
Old Gilbert and Sullivan's rhymes
Have been sung to their tunes many times
But their water ballet
Was less known in its day

Pthom
09-27-2005, 06:52 AM
Old Gilbert and Sullivan's rhymes
Have been sung to their tunes many times
But their water ballet
Was less known in its day
'Cause they lived in such freezing cold climes!


A ballet of chimps is just silly

Pat~
09-27-2005, 07:01 AM
A ballet of chimps is just silly
Their dance moves are all willy-nilly

poetinahat
09-27-2005, 07:08 AM
A ballet of chimps is just silly
Their dance moves are all willy-nilly
And they interpret Swan Lake

Meaney
09-27-2005, 08:59 AM
A ballet of chimps is just silly
Their dance moves are all willy-nilly
They interpret Swan Lake
like they're killing a snake

reph
09-27-2005, 09:12 AM
A ballet of chimps is just silly
Their dance moves are all willy-nilly
They interpret Swan Lake
like they're killing a snake
No one's fooled by their tutus so frilly.

I think I'll have more bread and butter

Pthom
09-27-2005, 09:44 AM
"I think I'll have more bread and butter,"
Said the golfer while cleaning his putter.

poetinahat
09-27-2005, 09:47 AM
"I think I'll have more bread and butter,"
Said the golfer while cleaning his putter.
"The crumbs help my grip,

Pat~
09-27-2005, 03:58 PM
"I think I'll have more bread and butter,"
Said the golfer while cleaning his putter.
"The crumbs help my grip,
So my chip doesn't slip,

Meaney
09-27-2005, 06:04 PM
"I think I'll have more bread and butter,"
Said the golfer while cleaning his putter.
"The crumbs help my grip,
So my chip doesn't slip;
I adjust for the cutlery clutter."

The new kid was looking suspicious

Pat~
09-27-2005, 06:13 PM
The new kid was looking suspicious
He claimed that he came from Mauritius

threedogpeople
09-27-2005, 09:21 PM
The new kid was looking suspicious
He claimed that he came from Mauritius
He looked a bit odd

PattiTheWicked
09-27-2005, 09:22 PM
The new kid was looking suspicious
He claimed that he came from Mauritius
He looked a bit odd
Yelling "I'm a surf god!"

reph
09-27-2005, 09:45 PM
The new kid was looking suspicious
He claimed that he came from Mauritius
He looked a bit odd
Yelling "I'm a surf god!"
While collecting sea water in dishes.

A gorilla, a bear, and a rhino

PattiTheWicked
09-27-2005, 10:22 PM
A gorilla, a bear, and a rhino
Decided to go rob a wino

threedogpeople
09-27-2005, 11:00 PM
A gorilla, a bear, and a rhino
Decided to go rob a wino
of the shoes on his feet

Pthom
09-27-2005, 11:27 PM
A gorilla, a bear, and a rhino
Decided to go rob a wino
of the shoes on his feet
and his coat! Oh, not neat!

Pat~
09-27-2005, 11:42 PM
A gorilla, a bear, and a rhino
Decided to go rob a wino
of the shoes on his feet
and his coat! Oh, not neat!
But they ran when they saw his pet dino.

A pea in the pie of a pauper

reph
09-28-2005, 02:23 AM
A pea in the pie of a pauper
Puts pizzazz, though not silver or copper

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 03:06 AM
A pea in the pie of a pauper
Puts pizzazz, though not silver or copper
And the Worcestershire sauce

Unique
09-28-2005, 03:17 AM
A pea in the pie of a pauper
Puts pizzazz, though not silver or copper
And the Worcestershire sauce
Is nobody's loss

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 04:21 AM
A pea in the pie of a pauper
Puts pizzazz, though not silver or copper
And the Worcestershire sauce
Is nobody's loss
if you believe our co-authored whopper.


An owl in my tree close to sunset

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 04:30 AM
An owl in my tree close to sunset
was excluded by peers from the 'fun set'

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 04:59 AM
An owl in my tree close to sunset
was excluded by peers from the 'fun set'
'cause he couldn't "who who"

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:20 AM
An owl in my tree close to sunset
was excluded by peers from the 'fun set'
'cause he couldn't "who who"--
he could only "cuckoo"

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 05:25 AM
An owl in my tree close to sunset
was excluded by peers from the 'fun set'
'cause he couldn't "who who"--
he could only "cuckoo"
Now he sits with himself where his buns set.

My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 05:37 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
and his car is a rusted blue wheezer

Pthom
09-28-2005, 05:38 AM
I hate it when I have a cool final stanza all worked out, then I'm called away and by the time I get back, some OTHER poet has beat me to the punch.



So I'll put in my end, anyway:
An owl in my tree close to sunset

was excluded by peers from the 'fun set'
'cause he couldn't "who who"--
he could only "cuckoo."
And his nest wasn't in Narragansett

And then go back to playing nice:


My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer"

(okay, it's a stretch, but we mad hatters gotta stick together)

EDIT: I GIVE UP ON THIS ONE!

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:39 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
He conquered the city of Gezer

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 05:47 AM
wheezer?
fez-zer?
gezer?

Are my Mid-West roots showing? Is it "nee-zer" or "neh-zer"?

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 06:03 AM
Pthom, I know the feeling!

3Dog, I always thought it was "neh-zer" (even with my own midwestern roots!). But I could be wrong.

In the words of the great Ernie Banks, "Let's play two!"

Pat~
09-28-2005, 06:23 AM
It's Nebuchad"neh-zar"...and I confess to cheating a bit...the people that lived in Gezer were pronounced "Geh-zrites", but the city is Gee-zer. (It also was conquered by the Assyrians about a century earlier, but I used a little poetic license...)

Should we use fez-zer??

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 06:25 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
He conquered the city of Gezer.
A history buff, I'm not

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 06:29 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer",
his nick-name was Hatty

Pat~
09-28-2005, 06:32 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
He conquered the city of Gezer.
A history buff, I'm not
But when put on the spot

Pthom
09-28-2005, 06:40 AM
<¯¯¯¯¯ is gonna wait till there's a more reasonable word to rhyme to.

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 07:20 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer",
his nick-name was Hatty
Hailing from Cincinnati

---

My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
He conquered the city of Gezer.
A history buff, I'm not
But when put on the spot
He's up there with Julius Caesar

Pthom
09-28-2005, 07:58 AM
Oh, what the heck:

My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer",
his nick-name was Hatty
Came from Cincinnati <--adjusted meter
Where he read The Curse of Ka’zar

I should just give up.

but there's a prompt missing.

so

here:

The nebula glowed infrared

Pat~
09-28-2005, 08:10 AM
My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer",
his nick-name was Hatty
Hailing from Cincinnati
He was known to be quite a cool dresser.

A flea and a fly in a flophouse

Pat~
09-28-2005, 08:17 AM
Oh, what the heck:

My dad's name is Nebuchadnezzar
And he worked all his life as a "fez-zer",
his nick-name was Hatty
Came from Cincinnati <--adjusted meter
Where he read The Curse of Ka’zar

I should just give up.

but there's a prompt missing.

so

here:

The nebula glowed infrared

Um...I think infrared must be in the same rhyming dictionary as Nebuchadnezzar... (the one I don't have)...

reph
09-28-2005, 09:21 AM
The nebula glowed infrared
The astronomer went back to bed

Pat~
09-28-2005, 09:29 AM
The nebula glowed infrared
The astronomer went back to bed
He dreamed of eclipses

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 09:51 AM
The nebula glowed infrared
The astronomer went back to bed
He dreamed of eclipses,
trails like an ellipsis ...

Pthom
09-28-2005, 10:17 AM
The nebula glowed infrared
The astronomer went back to bed
He dreamed of eclipses,
Trails like an ellipsis ...
Orion's belt swam in his head.


When Edison talked about current

Meaney
09-28-2005, 10:22 AM
The nebula glowed infrared
The astronomer went back to bed
He dreamed of eclipses,
trails like an ellipsis ...
and woke next to a horse's head.

[non-astronomers, click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsehead_nebula)]

reph
09-28-2005, 10:23 AM
When Edison talked about current
He spoke in contractions, like "weren't."

Meaney
09-28-2005, 10:23 AM
Damn.
By the way, poetinahat, I'm searching for verb agreement on line 4!

Funnily enough, Pthom, the Horsehead Nebula is in the constellation of Orion.

Meaney
09-28-2005, 10:26 AM
When Edison talked about current
He spoke in contractions, like "weren't":
"If it weren't for distance...

Pthom
09-28-2005, 10:34 AM
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse

Pthom
09-28-2005, 10:36 AM
Funnily enough, Pthom, the Horsehead Nebula is in the constellation of Orion.Does it glow infrared?

Pthom
09-28-2005, 10:42 AM
When Edison talked about current
He spoke in contractions, like "weren't":
"If it weren't for distance...
and that awful resistance,

poetinahat
09-28-2005, 10:50 AM
Meaney, re: line 4 above: End your search. There's no verb in the line. "Trails" is a plural noun.

When Edison talked about current
He spoke in contractions, like "weren't":
"If it weren't for distance...
and that awful resistance,
I'd buy a house... but I prefer rent."

Picking up the random entry from earlier:

A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves

Meaney
09-28-2005, 10:53 AM
Does it glow infrared?You won't believe me if I say yes, but: "The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis."

1.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
"These scribbles are plum!"

2.
When Edison talked about current
He spoke in contractions, like "weren't":
"If it weren't for distance...
and that awful resistance,
this lightbulb would be more transpurrent."

3.
The wicked ol' witch of the West

reph
09-28-2005, 11:40 AM
1.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
"These scribbles are plum!"
"They're not! You're so dumb!"


3.
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest

Meaney
09-28-2005, 04:00 PM
Meaney, re: line 4 above: End your search. There's no verb in the line. "Trails" is a plural noun.Oh... then shouldn't it be "trails like ellipses"? :tongue

1.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
"These scribbles are plum!"
"They're not! You're so dumb!"
"So said Jeeves," said the weevil and wood louse.

1.5
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
"But Wooster achieves."

3.
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
But guests she had few

PattiTheWicked
09-28-2005, 04:41 PM
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
But guests she had few
So the leftover brew

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:25 PM
1.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
"These scribbles are plum!"
"They're not! You're so dumb!"


3.
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest

2.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:39 PM
1.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
"These scribbles are plum!"
"They're not! You're so dumb!"
The fight then got ended by Housemouse.


3.
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag

2.
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:46 PM
Sorry! I started to finish some haiku, took my daughter to school, and when I got back and entered, there were Meaney's and PattitheWicked's...

So...can we renumber, or is this getting to be too many??!!

Pat~
09-28-2005, 05:56 PM
How's this?

1
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
"But Wooster achieves."

2
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
But guests she had few
So the leftover brew

3
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag

4

A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves

reph
09-28-2005, 08:46 PM
If I started a new one right now, you'd all come to my house and kick me in the shin.

Pthom
09-28-2005, 10:15 PM
oooh, can I? huh? can I?

Pat~
09-28-2005, 11:20 PM
1
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
"But Wooster achieves."

2
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
But guests she had few
So the leftover brew
She drank down at Dorothy's request.

3
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag

4

A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves

Carole
09-28-2005, 11:22 PM
1
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
"But Wooster achieves."
He said, before using the outhose


3
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
the witch, she did brag

4

A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves
so he flew off to torment a titmouse

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 11:22 PM
1
A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
"But Wooster achieves."
Thou, Mitchner was preferred by the Mouse.

2
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
But guests she had few
So the leftover brew
Was kept for the ones she loved best.

3
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
When served by the hag

4

A flea and a fly in a flophouse
Waded through writings by Wodehouse
The flea preferred Jeeves
Which gave fly the heaves
but the landlord greatly preferred Faust.

New lines....

1-A Tai-chi is a lifetime endeavor

2-A A mouse, rat and squirrel in a church

4-A Fall winds are blowin' 'round our house

Carole
09-28-2005, 11:23 PM
*hangs head...weeps silently...*

Pat~
09-28-2005, 11:27 PM
*hangs head...weeps silently...*

:ROFL:

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 11:28 PM
:Clap: This is my favorite board on the site. Everyone is so smart and funny!!

Pat~
09-28-2005, 11:35 PM
1
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
the witch, she did brag

2
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
When served by the hag

3
Tai-chi is a lifetime endeavor

4
A mouse, rat and squirrel in church

5
Fall winds are blowin' 'round our house
And Cheesy, our little pet mouse

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 11:46 PM
1
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
the witch, she did brag



2
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
When served by the hag
Serving seconds at Scarecrow's behest


NEW
I wish I'd been born with big wings

3
Tai-chi is a lifetime endeavor

4
A mouse, rat and squirrel in church


5
Fall winds are blowin' 'round our house
And Cheesy, our little pet mouse
Made quite a scene

Pat~
09-28-2005, 11:53 PM
I've got an idea. :idea:

For sanity's sake, let's not start a new one till all are finished up...whoever finishes the last one remaining can start the new one. Fair enough?

threedogpeople
09-28-2005, 11:56 PM
I like having a couple going at a time but I agree that 5 may be a bit too many. Votes on which ones to kill right now???

PattiTheWicked
09-29-2005, 12:06 AM
I like having a couple going at a time but I agree that 5 may be a bit too many. Votes on which ones to kill right now???

All but one.

threedogpeople
09-29-2005, 12:11 AM
How about we keep 1 and 5 since they are beyond the first line?

Carole
09-29-2005, 12:35 AM
:Ssh:

threedogpeople
09-29-2005, 12:56 AM
The wicked ol' witch of the West
Served poison to every tenth guest
They started to gag
the witch, she did brag
as she invited forty-five to her fest.

:partyguy: In honor of Carole's request, no new first line.

Pat~
09-29-2005, 02:33 AM
Fall winds are blowin' 'round our house
And Cheesy, our little pet mouse
Made quite a scene
Falling in the tureen

threedogpeople
09-29-2005, 03:37 AM
Fall winds are blowin' 'round our house
And Cheesy, our little pet mouse
Made quite a scene
Falling in the tureen
Though Robbie pushed him, like a louse.


NEW:
I wish I'd been born with grand wings

Pat~
09-29-2005, 04:15 AM
I wish I'd been born with grand wings
The feeling that smooth soaring brings