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lyael
09-22-2012, 02:51 AM
I think I should finally go green,
Though on windmills I'm really not keen.

alexaherself
09-22-2012, 03:33 AM
I think I should finally go green,
Though on windmills I'm really not keen.
They make such a noise

lyael
09-22-2012, 06:13 AM
I think I should finally go green,
Though on windmills I'm really not keen.
They make such a noise,
And birds lose all poise

Zeddo
09-22-2012, 06:43 AM
I think I should finally go green,
Though on windmills I'm really not keen.
They make such a noise,
And birds lose all poise
For when flying too close they're plucked clean.

My neighbor wears belts and suspenders

Nymtoc
09-22-2012, 06:54 AM
My neighbor wears belts and suspenders
Whenever he goes on big benders

Ketzel
09-22-2012, 07:09 AM
My neighbor wears belts and suspenders
Whenever he goes on big benders
Cause he once lost his pants

Nymtoc
09-22-2012, 07:56 AM
My neighbor wears belts and suspenders
Whenever he goes on big benders
Cause he once lost his pants
In Avignon, France,

Ketzel
09-22-2012, 08:02 AM
My neighbor wears belts and suspenders
Whenever he goes on big benders
Cause he once lost his pants
In Avignon, France
When he drunkenly cursed the bartenders

It's raining and I'm feeling bored

alexaherself
09-23-2012, 01:14 AM
It's raining and I'm feeling bored
And it's been seven days since I've scored

Zeddo
09-23-2012, 01:29 AM
It's raining and I'm feeling bored
And it's been seven days since I've scored
If this drought doesn't end

Nymtoc
09-23-2012, 02:18 AM
It's raining and I'm feeling bored
And it's been seven days since I've scored
If this drought doesn't end
I'll go 'round the bend

strictlytopsecret
09-23-2012, 02:52 AM
It's raining and I'm feeling bored
And it's been seven days since I've scored
If this drought doesn't end
I'll go 'round the bend
"It's time for a road trip!" I roared.

Some writers set out on a trip

annetpfeffer
09-23-2012, 08:33 AM
Some writers set out on a trip,
Decided to stop for a dip.

Nymtoc
09-23-2012, 07:54 PM
Some writers set out on a trip,
Decided to stop for a dip.
A shark came along

alexaherself
09-24-2012, 02:09 AM
Some writers set out on a trip,
And decided to stop for a dip.
A shark came along
And burst into song

sprogspasser
09-24-2012, 03:05 AM
Some writers set out on a trip,
And decided to stop for a dip.
A shark came along
And burst into song
The writers left at a fair clip.

Ok Nymtoc, let's have today's lesson.

sprogspasser
09-24-2012, 03:05 AM
It was hot day in July

strictlytopsecret
09-24-2012, 03:12 AM
It was hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by

Nymtoc
09-24-2012, 03:57 AM
It was hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by

Sprogspasser, you know that first line doesn't scan. :Headbang:
Let's try again: :cool:


On a very hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by

StephanieFox
09-24-2012, 07:46 AM
I think that Sprog simply left out the 'a' (It was a hot day in July) which did scan. However:

On a very hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by
With a large garden hose

iLion
09-24-2012, 08:52 PM
On a very hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by
With a large garden hose
And a wart on his nose

Nymtoc
09-24-2012, 09:56 PM
On a very hot day in July
A curious neighbor stopped by
With a large garden hose
And a wart on his nose
And a rubicund stye in his eye.

My aunt is a hundred and one

Lavern08
09-24-2012, 11:34 PM
My aunt is a hundred and one
She says Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

alexaherself
09-25-2012, 02:14 AM
My aunt is a hundred and one
She says Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
She's probably right

sprogspasser
09-25-2012, 03:15 AM
My aunt is a hundred and one
She says Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
She's probably right
Although a fright

Matera the Mad
09-25-2012, 05:09 AM
My aunt is a hundred and one
She says Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
She's probably right
Although a fright
When she's dancing with her hair undone


My computer is terribly sick

Nymtoc
09-25-2012, 06:13 AM
My computer is terribly sick
Compared to it, snails appear quick

Sir_Nigel
09-25-2012, 01:23 PM
My computer is terribly sick
Compared to it, snails appear quick
I gave it a whack

Lavern08
09-25-2012, 07:25 PM
My computer is terribly sick
Compared to it, snails appear quick
I gave it a whack
And it came right back

iLion
09-25-2012, 08:15 PM
My computer is terribly sick
Compared to it, snails appear quick
I gave it a whack
And it came right back
Next time through the window I'll kick.

My bonnie lies over the ocean

sprogspasser
09-25-2012, 11:03 PM
My bonnie lies over the ocean
But of me she has no notion

Nymtoc
09-25-2012, 11:08 PM
My bonnie lies over the ocean
But of me she has no notion
She found a new squeeze

sprogspasser
09-25-2012, 11:19 PM
My bonnie lies over the ocean
But of me she has no notion
She found a new squeeze
He's a big cheese

Lavern08
09-25-2012, 11:58 PM
My bonnie lies over the ocean
But of me she has no notion
She found a new squeeze
And he's a big cheese
I'll slip him a poisonous potion

My favorite cheese is havarti

Zeddo
09-26-2012, 12:17 AM
My favorite cheese is havarti
And each time I go to a party

talkwrite
09-26-2012, 02:25 AM
My favorite cheese is havarti
And each time I go to a party
I abscond with it all

alexaherself
09-26-2012, 03:08 AM
My favorite cheese is havarti
And each time I go to a party
I abscond with it all
And have a real ball

Nymtoc
09-26-2012, 04:07 AM
My favorite cheese is havarti
And each time I go to a party
I abscond with it all
And have a real ball
With my best friends Mitt, Milly and Marty.

The thrill of a romance is this

woozy
09-26-2012, 05:07 AM
The thrill of a romance is this
Rely upon no p'ranthesis

Lavern08
09-26-2012, 06:09 PM
The thrill of a romance is this
Rely upon no p'ranthesis

I don't even know what that ^ means? :flag:

Anyway,

The thrill of a romance is this
Expectations of that sweet, first kiss

strictlytopsecret
09-26-2012, 06:15 PM
The thrill of a romance is this
Expectations of that sweet, first kiss
'Til it goes sour

woozy
09-26-2012, 08:19 PM
I don't even know what that ^ means? :flag:



Sigh... it means don't rely on any paranthesis. i.e. talk directly... sigh...

Nymtoc
09-26-2012, 09:39 PM
The thrill of a romance is this
Expectations of that sweet, first kiss
'Til it goes sour
Hour by hour

woozy
09-26-2012, 10:03 PM
The thrill of a romance is this
Expectations of that sweet, first kiss
'Til it goes sour
Hour by hour
'til the romance's a mere paranthesis

Nymtoc
09-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Woozy was supposed to start another one but didn't, so I will.
By the way, what is this word "paranthesis"? :Huh:

I'm going to Rio tomorrow

Lavern08
09-26-2012, 10:56 PM
I'm going to Rio tomorrow
My trip will be filled with much sorrow

woozy
09-26-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm going to Rio tomorrow
My trip will be filled with much sorrow
For once long in the past

Zeddo
09-27-2012, 02:03 AM
I'm going to Rio tomorrow
My trip will be filled with much sorrow
For once long in the past
I lost love unsurpassed

alexaherself
09-27-2012, 02:06 AM
I'm going to Rio tomorrow
My trip will be filled with much sorrow
For once long in the past
I lost love unsurpassed
And it's really a bit much to swallow



A young writer tried to impress

Zeddo
09-27-2012, 03:09 AM
A young writer tried to impress
By claiming kinship with Herman Hesse

strictlytopsecret
09-27-2012, 03:33 AM
A young writer tried to impress
By claiming kinship with Herman Hesse
But when he was found out

Nymtoc
09-27-2012, 07:24 PM
A young writer tried to impress
By claiming kinship with Herman Hesse
But when he was found out
He lost all his clout
And this limerick is a mess.

I wrote the last two lines to give a coup de grace to the above limerick, because it was suffering from advanced scansion disease. For one thing, "Hesse" has two syllables--"Hess-eh." I thought it would be cruel to let the poor verse suffer any longer. ;)

There once was a poet from Perth

Lavern08
09-27-2012, 08:29 PM
There once was a poet from Perth
Who wrote the worst limericks on earth

iLion
09-27-2012, 08:40 PM
There once was a poet from Perth
Who wrote the worst limericks on earth
He couldn't hear meter

Nymtoc
09-27-2012, 11:03 PM
There once was a poet from Perth
Who wrote the worst limericks on earth
He couldn't hear meter
He gobbled saltpeter

talkwrite
09-28-2012, 01:55 AM
There once was a poet from Perth
Who wrote the worst limericks on earth
He couldn't hear meter
He gobbled saltpeter
And lusted after Colin Firth

Today is Google's 14th Birthday

iLion
09-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Today is Google's 14th Birthday
For a limerick that line is the worst, eh?

strictlytopsecret
09-29-2012, 01:14 AM
Today is Google's 14th Birthday
For a limerick that line is the worst, eh?
But fear not, my friend

Nymtoc
09-29-2012, 01:17 AM
Today is Google's 14th Birthday
For a limerick that line is the worst, eh?
But fear not, my friend
This verse will soon end

StephanieFox
09-29-2012, 04:45 AM
Today is Google's 14th Birthday
For a limerick that line is the worst, eh?
But fear not, my friend
This verse will soon end
With a bottle of cheap Cabernet.



The storms of October come early

Matera the Mad
09-29-2012, 07:17 AM
The storms of October come early
With dark clouds and wind very swirly

Ketzel
09-29-2012, 08:55 PM
The storms of October come early
With dark clouds and wind very swirly
Umbrellas go flying

talkwrite
09-29-2012, 08:57 PM
The storms of October come early
With dark clouds and wind very swirly
Umbrellas go flying
And the leaves are dying

Nymtoc
09-29-2012, 10:51 PM
The storms of October come early
With dark clouds and wind very swirly
Umbrellas go flying
And oak leaves are dying
The world is one big hurly-burly.

My basement is home to ten rats

StephanieFox
09-30-2012, 12:47 AM
My basement is home to ten rats
Wearing trousers and bright red cravats

Zeddo
09-30-2012, 01:55 AM
My basement is home to ten rats
Wearing trousers and bright red cravats
They play drums and guitar

Nymtoc
09-30-2012, 02:27 AM
My basement is home to ten rats
Wearing trousers and bright red cravats
They play drums and guitar
And take turns tending bar

StephanieFox
09-30-2012, 05:39 AM
My basement is home to ten rats
Wearing trousers and bright red cravats
They play drums and guitar
And take turns tending bar
Selling shots to the cowboys in hats.


There was a young man from Nantucket

woozy
09-30-2012, 05:45 AM
There was a young man from Nantucket
He took out a bucket and struck it

Nymtoc
09-30-2012, 06:27 AM
There was a young man from Nantucket
He took out a bucket and struck it
It sounded an "A"

alexaherself
10-01-2012, 03:15 AM
There was a young man from Nantucket
He took out a bucket and struck it
It sounded an "A"
So he just ran away

Nymtoc
10-01-2012, 04:34 AM
There was a young man from Nantucket
He took out a bucket and struck it
It sounded an "A"
So he just ran away
If the bucket came after, he'd duck it.

My aunt runs a louche cabaret

StephanieFox
10-01-2012, 05:24 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret


Phooey. Someone beat me to it.

woozy
10-01-2012, 05:25 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret
My uncle does not have a say

StephanieFox
10-01-2012, 05:45 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret
My uncle does not have a say
She's a floozy, a moll

Zeddo
10-01-2012, 06:12 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret
My uncle does not have a say
She's a floozy, a moll
Always up for a brawl

woozy
10-01-2012, 07:10 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret
My uncle does not have a say
She's a floozy, a moll
Always up for a brawl

When she's tanked up on cheap Chardonay

not like woozy at all.

A curious bird is the pheasant

Nymtoc
10-01-2012, 08:37 AM
My aunt runs a louche cabaret
My uncle does not have a say
She's a floozy, a moll
Always up for a brawl

When she's tanked up on cheap Chardonay

not like woozy at all.

:Lecture: It's time to mention something that we've encountered before in writing these little gems. "Moll" and "brawl" are not true rhymes. (Say them aloud.) We run into the same problem with "sod" and "broad" and several other vowel sounds. Yes, rhyming dictionaries might show them as rhymes, but careful wordsmiths try to avoid such pairs. End of lecture. :D

A curious bird is the pheasant
So pretty, yet rather unpleasant

Matera the Mad
10-01-2012, 09:03 AM
A curious bird is the pheasant
So pretty, yet rather unpleasant
Its mating call grates

Sir_Nigel
10-01-2012, 11:38 AM
A curious bird is the pheasant
So pretty, yet rather unpleasant
Its mating call grates
and then, when it mates

alexaherself
10-01-2012, 05:16 PM
A curious bird is the pheasant
So pretty, yet rather unpleasant
Its mating call grates
And then, when it mates
It suddenly turns incandescent.


The quail isn't much better, either

Nymtoc
10-01-2012, 07:39 PM
The quail isn't much better, either
When hunting it, I take a breather *





*StephanieFox sent me a helpful message in which she pretty much destroyed my lecture of a few posts above. I suppose some of these rhymes--or non-rhymes--depend on your accent. In some places, "sod" and "broad" are perfect rhymes. Not here in New York, where you can hear a real difference in the vowel sounds. The rhyme in this limerick, of course, was made famous in the old Gershwin song, "You say 'eether' and I say 'eyether.'" Another rhyme that caused a little dust-up in this thread a few years ago was words ending in "er." Can you rhyme "hammer" with "Alabama?" Some Americans said absolutely not, while some residents of Albion said of course they rhyme. Maybe I'd better shut up. :e2paperba

StephanieFox
10-01-2012, 08:05 PM
The quail isn't much better, either
When hunting it, I take a breather
And when shooting with Cheney



(Perhaps we should write in dialect.)

The 'accent' argument is the reason I always disagreed with my teachers' who said, "Just sound it out."

I once worked for a testing company. The South Carolina tests would come in with essays written sounded out. No one had bothered to teach these poor kids to spell and everything was in dialect. You could actually tell which kid was southern black and which was southern white. I felt so sorry for all the kids.

iLion
10-01-2012, 08:44 PM
The quail isn't much better, either
When hunting it, I take a breather
And when shooting with Cheney
I duck like I'm zaney

Nymtoc
10-01-2012, 08:58 PM
The quail isn't much better, either
When hunting it, I take a breather
And when shooting with Cheney
I duck like I'm zaney
The fool thinks that he's Julius Caether.*

*He shot my teeth out.


I'm planning a grand Halloween

iLion
10-01-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen

alexaherself
10-01-2012, 09:10 PM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been

talkwrite
10-01-2012, 11:31 PM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests

Nymtoc
10-02-2012, 08:32 AM
Double trouble...again. :e2bear: :e2bear:


I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen


I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests


I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen
My liver won't last


I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests

woozy
10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen
My liver won't last
But I'll still have a blast

I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests

Nymtoc
10-02-2012, 10:06 AM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen
My liver won't last
But I'll still have a blast

I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests
So I won't get stressed

Sir_Nigel
10-02-2012, 11:31 AM
I'm planning a grand Halloween
All the drinking may ruin my spleen
My liver won't last
But I'll still have a blast
with my very good pal Charlie Sheen

I'm planning a grand Halloween
The weirdest one there's ever been
There will be no guests
So I won't get stressed
for I’m dead and I’ll never be seen.


When spooked by a spine-chilling ghoul

alexaherself
10-02-2012, 12:28 PM
When spooked by a spine-chilling ghoul
You should stay calm and not play the fool

Sir_Nigel
10-02-2012, 01:26 PM
When spooked by a spine-chilling ghoul
You should stay calm and not play the fool
And try not to scream

Nymtoc
10-02-2012, 01:40 PM
When spooked by a spine-chilling ghoul
You should stay calm and not play the fool
And try not to scream
Give the ghoul some ice cream

alexaherself
10-02-2012, 02:03 PM
When spooked by a spine-chilling ghoul
You should stay calm and not play the fool
And try not to scream
Give the ghoul some ice cream
And have some yourself, or you'll drool.


The secrets are under the bed

Ketzel
10-02-2012, 08:18 PM
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The secrets are under the bed
Too many to keep in my head

iLion
10-02-2012, 08:49 PM
The secrets are under the bed
Too many to keep in my head
No one will know

archerjoe
10-02-2012, 09:18 PM
The secrets are under the bed
Too many to keep in my head
No one will know
I'm in a drag show

Nymtoc
10-02-2012, 10:53 PM
The secrets are under the bed
Too many to keep in my head
No one will know
I'm in a drag show
Though I'm skilled with a needle and thread.

I think my computer's infected

alexaherself
10-02-2012, 10:59 PM
I think my computer's infected
And that's why I'm feeling dejected

Lavern08
10-02-2012, 11:19 PM
I think my computer's infected
And that's why I'm feeling dejected
My email went crazy

alexaherself
10-02-2012, 11:40 PM
I think my computer's infected
And that's why I'm feeling dejected
My email went crazy
The screen turned all hazy

Ketzel
10-03-2012, 12:06 AM
I think my computer's infected
And that's why I'm feeling dejected
My email went crazy
The screen turned all hazy
My password keeps being rejected

I don't seem to know where to start

Melina
10-03-2012, 12:10 AM
I don't seem to know where to start
My mother says, "Follow your heart!"

strictlytopsecret
10-03-2012, 12:44 AM
I don't seem to know where to start
My mother says, "Follow your heart!"
But if I do that

Nymtoc
10-03-2012, 02:53 AM
I don't seem to know where to start
My mother says, "Follow your heart!"
But if I do that
I'll strangle the cat

Sir_Nigel
10-03-2012, 12:09 PM
I don't seem to know where to start
My mother says, "Follow your heart!"
But if I do that
I'll strangle the cat,
then stuff it and label it Art


You should never break wind in a tent

Bufty
10-03-2012, 01:02 PM
You should never break wind in a tent.
Especially when tenting in Ghent

archerjoe
10-03-2012, 04:00 PM
You should never break wind in a tent.
Especially when tenting in Ghent
The local tradition

Sir_Nigel
10-03-2012, 04:15 PM
You should never break wind in a tent.
Especially when tenting in Ghent
The local tradition
is gaseous ignition

iLion
10-03-2012, 08:39 PM
You should never break wind in a tent.
Especially when tenting in Ghent
The local tradition
is gaseous ignition
And death to the one by the vent.

Some strange things in life I have seen

Nymtoc
10-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Some strange things in life I have seen
For instance, a f***ing machine

sprogspasser
10-04-2012, 12:40 AM
Some strange things in life I have seen
For instance, a f***ing machine
It could go all night

alexaherself
10-04-2012, 01:46 AM
Some strange things in life I have seen
For instance, a f***ing machine
It could go all night
And give you a fright

sprogspasser
10-04-2012, 01:58 AM
Some strange things in life I have seen
For instance, a f***ing machine
It could go all night
And give you a fright
And once it made a king a queen.

There was a hobbit in a shire

alexaherself
10-04-2012, 02:09 AM
http://www.oedilf.com/wiki/index.php/Meter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_%28poetry%29#Form

Nymtoc
10-04-2012, 02:37 AM
Thanks, Alexa! :D

A hobbit once lived in a shire

alexaherself
10-04-2012, 03:04 AM
A hobbit once lived in a shire
Where meter and scansion were dire

Ketzel
10-04-2012, 06:27 AM
A hobbit once lived in a shire
Where meter and scansion were dire
The rhymes were near-misses

archerjoe
10-04-2012, 06:42 AM
A hobbit once lived in a shire
Where meter and scansion were dire
The rhymes were near-misses
Like 'fishes' and 'kisses'

Nymtoc
10-04-2012, 07:39 AM
A hobbit once lived in a shire
Where meter and scansion were dire
The rhymes were near-misses
Like 'fishes' and 'kisses'
And 'slider' and 'miler' and 'fire.'

I'm writing a book about mud

Sir_Nigel
10-04-2012, 01:03 PM
I'm writing a book about mud
And I’ve written it in my own blood

annetpfeffer
10-04-2012, 02:42 PM
I'm writing a book about mud
And I’ve written it in my own blood
My research reveals

alexaherself
10-04-2012, 03:17 PM
I'm writing a book about mud
And I’ve written it in my own blood
My research reveals
That it always congeals

Sir_Nigel
10-04-2012, 04:25 PM
I'm writing a book about mud
And I’ve written it in my own blood
My research reveals
That it always congeals
But as mud novels go it’s quite good.

You’ll find that you can’t put it down

alexaherself
10-04-2012, 06:15 PM
I'm writing a book about mud
And I’ve written it in my own blood
My research reveals
That it always congeals
And it lets readers down with a thud.


Sorry if I appear pedantic, but "good" just doesn't rhyme with "mud" and "blood". "Mud" and "blood" rhyme with "bud", "stud" and "spud". "Good" rhymes with "hood", "should" and "wood".


You’ll find that you can’t put it down

Nymtoc
10-04-2012, 07:18 PM
Sorry if I appear pedantic, but "good" just doesn't rhyme with "mud" and "blood". "Mud" and "blood" rhyme with "bud", "stud" and "spud". "Good" rhymes with "hood", "should" and "wood".
Well, that's true in my part of the world, but I think we may be getting back to accents again. I could be wrong--I'm a Yank, after all--but I believe there are parts of Northern England, and also Scotland, where the short "u" in "but" becomes extended to something like "booht." So, in some accents, "good" and "blood" come very close to being rhymes. If I'm wrong, I hope my British friends will correct me. :)


Youíll find that you canít put it down
Although you'll undoubtedly frown

Lavern08
10-04-2012, 07:31 PM
You’ll find that you can’t put it down
Although you'll undoubtedly frown
The limericks are shakey

iLion
10-04-2012, 08:35 PM
You’ll find that you can’t put it down
Although you'll undoubtedly frown
The limericks are shakey
the meter quite snakey

Nymtoc
10-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Youíll find that you canít put it down
Although you'll undoubtedly frown
The limericks are shakey
the meter quite snakey
You can't tell a verb from a noun

I think my watch runs in reverse

Lavern08
10-04-2012, 11:06 PM
I think my watch runs in reverse
I found it while driving a hearse

alexaherself
10-05-2012, 03:03 AM
I think my watch runs in reverse
I found it while driving a hearse
The deceased wouldn't know

Matera the Mad
10-05-2012, 05:51 AM
I think my watch runs in reverse
I found it while driving a hearse
The deceased wouldn't know
The time anyho

Nymtoc
10-05-2012, 06:10 AM
I think my watch runs in reverse
I found it while driving a hearse
The deceased wouldn't know
The time anyho
If he knew it, he'd feel even worse.

I once knew a girl called Miranda

onestepp
10-05-2012, 07:06 AM
I once knew a girl Miranda
who sat on her own veranda

Nymtoc
10-05-2012, 08:32 AM
I once knew a girl Miranda
Who sat on her shady veranda
She sipped whiskey sours

woozy
10-05-2012, 09:02 AM
I once knew a girl Miranda
Who sat on her shady veranda
She sipped whiskey sours
for hours and hours

StephanieFox
10-05-2012, 09:23 AM
I once knew a girl Miranda
Who sat on her shady veranda
She sipped whiskey sours
for hours and hours.
(Or is that just bad propoganda?)



Next door lives a King Charles Spaniel

Nymtoc
10-05-2012, 10:09 AM
I once knew a girl called Miranda*
Who sat on her shady veranda
She sipped whiskey sours
for hours and hours.
(Or is that just bad propoganda?)

*put the word "called" back in this line, as it was originally, for scansion.


Next door lives a King Charles Spaniel
Who answers to "Reginald Daniel"

Lavern08
10-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Next door lives a King Charles Spaniel
Who answers to "Reginald Daniel
He has a few tricks

iLion
10-05-2012, 08:53 PM
Next door lives a King Charles Spaniel
Who answers to "Reginald Daniel
He has a few tricks
And roots for the Knicks

sprogspasser
10-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Next door lives a King Charles Spaniel
Who answers to "Reginald Daniel
He has a few tricks
And roots for the Knicks
In Fawlty Towers he played Manuel

Once a year she goes to Spain


ok, let's have it Nymtoc

Nymtoc
10-05-2012, 10:01 PM
Once a year she goes to Spain
To dance in the rain in the plain

iLion
10-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Once a year she goes to Spain
To dance in the rain in the plain
Her two left feet

Lavern08
10-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Once a year she goes to Spain
To dance in the rain in the plain
Her two left feet
Are not so discreet

Nymtoc
10-06-2012, 01:19 PM
Once a year she goes to Spain
To dance in the rain in the plain
Her two left feet
Are not so discreet
She complains of the pain from the strain.

Tomorrow I'm off to the shore

alexaherself
10-06-2012, 01:40 PM
Tomorrow I'm off to the shore
I haven't been there since the war

sprogspasser
10-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Tomorrow I'm off to the shore
I haven't been there since the war
When bombs were falling

StephanieFox
10-06-2012, 09:03 PM
Tomorrow I'm off to the shore
I haven't been there since the war
When bombs were falling
It was quite appalling

sprogspasser
10-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Tomorrow I'm off to the shore
I haven't been there since the war
When bombs were falling
It was quite appalling
Did things that now I abhor

Let's lighten the mood

There once was a clown from London

woozy
10-07-2012, 12:20 AM
There once was a clown from London
Who walked around with his trousers undone

*okay, that's a false rhyme but as these are limericks and not sonnets I think false rhymes are *good*. The falser the better.

Nymtoc
10-07-2012, 02:28 AM
There once was a clown from London
Who walked around with his trousers undone

Neither of these lines scan. We may not be writing sonnets, but we're trying to write limericks, which are not simply loosely constructed verses but a venerable form of humorous verse that has strict rules and has even been practiced by major literary figures. The rhymes must be true--false doesn't make it, woozy-- and the meter must fall regularly (how many times have others pointed this out in this thread?). Anyway, here's an attempt to stop the bleeding: :D

There once was a jester from London
Whose name was Bartholemew Grunden

alexaherself
10-07-2012, 02:44 AM
Neither of these lines scan. We may not be writing sonnets, but we're trying to write limericks, which are not simply loosely constructed verses but a venerable form of humorous verse that has strict rules and has even been practiced by major literary figures. The rhymes must be true--false doesn't make it, woozy-- and the meter must fall regularly (how many times have others pointed this out in this thread?). Anyway, here's an attempt to stop the bleeding: :D

Thank you. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/grinser/grinning-smiley-003.gif



There once was a jester from London
Whose name was Bartholomew Grunden
He sang to the town

woozy
10-07-2012, 08:21 AM
There once was a jester from London
Whose name was Bartholomew Grunden
He sang to the town
with his trousers pulled down


The meter maters. False rhymes may not be fair but forced and artificial are par for the course and to be embraced. "undone" and "london" are force but true rhymes. However you have to get the meter right.

alexaherself
10-07-2012, 02:09 PM
There once was a jester from London
Whose name was Bartholomew Grunden
He sang to the town
with his trousers pulled down
And found himself exiled to Munden.


The worst kind of rodents are mice

Nymtoc
10-07-2012, 05:49 PM
The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice

Ketzel
10-07-2012, 07:03 PM
The meter maters. False rhymes may not be fair but forced and artificial are par for the course and to be embraced. "undone" and "london" are force but true rhymes. However you have to get the meter right.

It rhymes if you pronounce the name of the city "Lun-dun," but not if you pronounce it "Lun-den." So I think that if the "undone" rhyme is true, then the "Grunden" rhyme isn't.

The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice
Yes, Mickey is rude

alexaherself
10-07-2012, 07:15 PM
The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice
Yes, Mickey is rude
And sometimes plain crude

sprogspasser
10-07-2012, 07:53 PM
The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice
Yes, Mickey is rude
And sometimes plain crude
They eat raw rice and control vice


Why is 'There once was a jester from London' ok and '...clown...' not?

On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex

Ketzel
10-07-2012, 08:33 PM
The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice
Yes, Mickey is rude
And sometimes plain crude
They eat raw rice and control vice
This last line doesn't scan.


The worst kind of rodents are mice
To tell you the truth, they're not nice
Yes, Mickey is rude
And sometimes plain crude
While Minnie's stare freezes like ice



Why is 'There once was a jester from London' ok and '...clown...' not?
If you read the line aloud, emphazing its natural rhythm, you get "There ONCE was a JESTer from LONdon," which scans correctly for a limerick. If you read your line aloud, you get "There ONCE was a CLOWN from LONdon," which doesn't. But if you used a last word where the natural emphasis fell on the second syllable, then it would work. For example "There ONCE was a CLOWN from BeLIZE."


On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex

So, can you see why this line doesn't work?

Offering alternative opening to next limerick:

There once was a clown from Belize

woozy
10-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Why is 'There once was a jester from London' ok and '...clown...' not?


rhythm:

There once was a jester from London =

da DAH da da DAH da da DAh- Da = correct

There once was a clown from London =
da DAH da da da da (no da) DAH-Da.

A scan needs to have two beats between the stresses.

STRESS beat beat STRESS. Sometimes you can slip a third one in but unless the surrounding beats are strong you usually can't take one out.

Also "clown" doesn't have a very strong stress in relation to "from".

woozy
10-07-2012, 08:48 PM
On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex
"So, can you see why this line doesn't work?
On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex
Offering alternative opening to next limerick:"

Oh, toss him a bone. He just needs to eliminate the "est".

"On a lonely hilltop in west Sussex "

Ketzel
10-07-2012, 09:47 PM
On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex
"So, can you see why this line doesn't work?
On a lonely hilltop in wildest Sussex
Offering alternative opening to next limerick:"

Oh, toss him a bone. He just needs to eliminate the "est".

"On a lonely hilltop in west Sussex "
I think this still doesn't work. The emphasized syllable in hilltop is hill, not top. Sure, you can make line fit the rhythym if you impose a false reading on a word, but by that standard, you can make anything work, even his original line: On a LONE-ly HILL-top in WILDEST-SUS-sex. Just crush together "wildest" and "Sus" and there you are. Doesn't really make it a limerick, though.

alexaherself
10-07-2012, 09:51 PM
New limerick ... ;)


A chemist called Jessica Jones

Ketzel
10-07-2012, 10:06 PM
A chemist called Jessica Jones
Made lipstick in unnatural tones

alexaherself
10-07-2012, 10:11 PM
A chemist called Jessica Jones
Made lipstick in natural tones
They really were bright

Nymtoc
10-08-2012, 03:49 AM
A chemist called Jessica Jones
Made lipstick in natural tones
They really were bright
But strangely, at night,

woozy
10-08-2012, 04:29 AM
A chemist called Jessica Jones
Made lipstick in natural tones
They really were bright
But strangely, at night,
The wearers become ugly crones

My pension is small and is dwindling

Nymtoc
10-08-2012, 04:42 AM
My pension is small and is dwindling
At this rate, I can't pay Dr. Schindling

alexaherself
10-08-2012, 02:23 PM
My pension is small and is dwindling
At this rate, I can't pay Dr. Schindling
But that's just as well

strictlytopsecret
10-09-2012, 01:51 AM
My pension is small and is dwindling
At this rate, I can't pay Dr. Schindling
But that's just as well
For he'll never tell

woozy
10-09-2012, 01:55 AM
My pension is small and is dwindling
At this rate, I can't pay Dr. Schindling
But that's just as well
For he'll never tell
That from my account he's been swindling

My uncle once dated a tiger

Nymtoc
10-09-2012, 02:00 AM
My pension is small and is dwindling
At this rate, I can't pay Dr. Schindling
But that's just as well
For he'll never tell
That from my account he's been swindling

My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger

woozy
10-09-2012, 02:07 AM
My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned

talkwrite
10-09-2012, 02:23 AM
My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned
We were not alone

woozy
10-09-2012, 02:51 AM
My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned
We were not alone
Shouldn't it be "they" as it's my uncle and the tiger; not me and the tiger?

Nymtoc
10-09-2012, 02:57 AM
My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned
We were not alone*

* "Alone" doesn't rhyme with "chaperoned." The meter doesn't work, either. Here we go again. :eek:

My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned
But the tiger got stoned

alexaherself
10-09-2012, 03:15 AM
My uncle once dated a tiger
That used to belong to Rod Steiger
A goose chaperoned
But the tiger got stoned
And the poor goose was last seen inside her.


The meter and rhyming are poor

Pthom
10-09-2012, 03:32 AM
We interrupt this limerick for a very special announcement:

Nymtoc is the defacto keeper of this thread. When he notices errors in limerick form, he corrects them. Long-time participants of this thread know this is a "very good thing." Those of you who are recent converts to the pleasures of limericking should heed the sage and almost flawless advice of this worthy practitioner of the form.

Those of you who have problems with this situation should contact your friendly forum moderator (namely me) for assistance in getting yourself set straight.

And now, we return you to the limerick challenge of the moment!

The meter and rhyming are poor
And Nymtoc's advice is in store

alexaherself
10-09-2012, 03:35 AM
The meter and rhyming are poor
And Nymtoc's advice is in store
He'll soon make them scan

Pthom
10-09-2012, 03:45 AM
The meter and rhyming are poor
And Nymtoc's advice is in store
He'll soon make them scan
(Nym's a man with a plan)

Nymtoc
10-09-2012, 04:13 AM
The meter and rhyming are poor
And Nymtoc's advice is in store
He'll soon make them scan
(Nym's a man with a plan)
Though his posts can be hard to endure.

John Jibberty Jones was a joker

Pthom
10-09-2012, 11:31 AM
John Jibberty Jones was a joker
Except when it came to stud poker

alexaherself
10-09-2012, 02:14 PM
John Jibberty Jones was a joker
Except when it came to stud poker
He'd beat up the pro's

strictlytopsecret
10-09-2012, 04:56 PM
John Jibberty Jones was a joker
Except when it came to stud poker
He'd beat up the pro's
Punch them square on the nose

Nymtoc
10-09-2012, 06:02 PM
John Jibberty Jones was a joker
Except when it came to stud poker
He'd beat up the pro's
Punch them square on the nose
Then put in a call to his broker.

I heard a strange knock at my door

Sir_Nigel
10-09-2012, 06:07 PM
I heard a strange knock at my door
That was not what my knocker was for

Lavern08
10-09-2012, 06:44 PM
I heard a strange knock at my door
That was not what my knocker was for
I grabbed a big stick

sprogspasser
10-09-2012, 08:16 PM
I heard a strange knock at my door
That was not what my knocker was for
I grabbed a big stick
It was long and thick

Nymtoc
10-09-2012, 09:10 PM
It was long and thick*

*This is where meter comes in. Lines two and three should scan like this: Da-DA-da-da-DUM (or in some cases, Da-DA-da-da-DUM-dum or Da-da-DA-da-da-DUM). "It was long and thick" scans to "It WAS long and thick." I suppose that's a possible way of saying it. But do you really want the accent on "WAS"?

I heard a strange knock at my door
That was not what my knocker was for
I grabbed a big stick
A long one, and thick

archerjoe
10-09-2012, 09:51 PM
I heard a strange knock at my door
That was not what my knocker was for
I grabbed a big stick
A long one, and thick
There's no way he'll come back for more


Her costume had all the guys staring

alexaherself
10-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Her costume had all the guys staring
The sequins and diamonds were glaring

Lavern08
10-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Her costume had all the guys staring
The sequins and diamonds were glaring
A split up her thigh

alexaherself
10-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Her costume had all the guys staring
The sequins and diamonds were glaring
A split up her thigh
Stopped just short of the sky

Ketzel
10-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Her costume had all the guys staring
The sequins and diamonds were glaring
A split up her thigh
Stopped just short of the sky
But they say that's what toddlers are wearing

I recently purchased a car

woozy
10-10-2012, 01:25 AM
I recently purchased a car
with it I hope to go far

alexaherself
10-10-2012, 01:40 AM
I recently purchased a car
And with it I hope to go far (syllable inserted for scansion :o )
It starts every time

woozy
10-10-2012, 02:18 AM
I recently purchased a car
And with it I hope to go far (syllable inserted for scansion :o ; better, but I think it's acceptable to start on an unstress rather than a downbeat)
It starts every time
And stops on a dime

Pthom
10-10-2012, 02:39 AM
I recently purchased a car
And with it I hope to go far (syllable inserted for scansion http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/redface.gif ; better, but I think it's acceptable to start on an unstress rather than a downbeat)[That is acceptable, but it's always better, when the opportunity presents itself, to "fill all the blanks" as it were. ;)]
It starts every time
And stops on a dime
Whenever I come to a bar!

(hic)

The bottle is filled with antacid.

alexaherself
10-10-2012, 02:46 AM
The bottle is filled with antacid
But it still doesn't make me feel placid

strictlytopsecret
10-10-2012, 03:21 AM
The bottle is filled with antacid
But it still doesn't make me feel placid
As a matter of fact,

Nymtoc
10-10-2012, 04:30 AM
The bottle is filled with antacid
But it still doesn't make me feel placid
As a matter of fact,
The bottle is cracked

woozy
10-10-2012, 07:32 AM
The bottle is filled with antacid
But it still doesn't make me feel placid
As a matter of fact,
The bottle is cracked
My Ardor, once heavy, 's now flacid

woozy
10-10-2012, 07:43 AM
Oops. Forgot.

My cat travels faster than light

Sir_Nigel
10-10-2012, 01:09 PM
My cat travels faster than light
-he claimed though the chances were slight

strictlytopsecret
10-10-2012, 05:03 PM
My cat travels faster than light
-he claimed though the chances were slight
He's been known to lie

alexaherself
10-10-2012, 05:05 PM
My cat travels faster than light
He claimed, though the chances were slight.
He's been known to lie
Down and sleep, not to fly

Sir_Nigel
10-10-2012, 05:22 PM
My cat travels faster than light
He claimed, though the chances were slight.
He's been known to lie
Down and sleep, not to fly
(He’s apparently high as a kite)


They’re coming to take me away

Nymtoc
10-10-2012, 08:09 PM
They’re coming to take me away
I'm totally bonkers, they say

sprogspasser
10-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Theyíre coming to take me away
I'm totally bonkers, they say
In muck I played

Pthom
10-10-2012, 08:58 PM
They’re coming to take me away
I'm totally bonkers, they say
In muck I played[not enough syllables to put the stresses where they belong, mainly on "played"]
In muck where I played
With the scullery maid

iLion
10-10-2012, 09:08 PM
They’re coming to take me away
I'm totally bonkers, they say
In muck where I played
With the scullery maid
Lies the silver i threw out today.

I'd rather make love and not war

woozy
10-11-2012, 12:32 AM
I'd rather make love and not war
That's what my fingers are for

Nymtoc
10-11-2012, 01:09 AM
I'd rather make love and not war
That's what my fingers are for
And other parts, too,

StephanieFox
10-11-2012, 01:38 AM
I'd rather make love and not war
That's what my fingers are for
And other parts, too,
But not parts for the stew

Ketzel
10-11-2012, 01:54 AM
I'd rather make love and not war
That's what my fingers are for
And other parts, too,
But not parts for the stew
Just the parts that establish rapport

There once was a dancer from Maine

sprogspasser
10-11-2012, 02:04 AM
There once was a dancer from Maine
Who fell in love with a swain

Nymtoc
10-11-2012, 02:28 AM
There once was a dancer from Maine
Who fell in love with a swain
But the swain was a cad

woozy
10-11-2012, 02:38 AM
There once was a dancer from Maine
Who fell in love with a swain
But the swain was a cad
Who treated her bad

alexaherself
10-11-2012, 03:03 AM
There once was a dancer from Maine
Who fell in love with a swain
But the swain was a cad
Who treated her bad-
ly and pushed her right under a train.


In winter, my daisies won't grow

Ketzel
10-11-2012, 05:16 AM
In winter, my daisies won't grow
I'm told it's because of the snow

woozy
10-11-2012, 05:24 AM
In winter, my daisies won't grow
I'm told it's because of the snow
Or maybe it's ice

druid12000
10-11-2012, 06:22 AM
In winter, my daisies won't grow
I'm told it's because of the snow
Or maybe it's ice
I can't be precise

woozy
10-11-2012, 06:29 AM
In winter, my daisies won't grow
I'm told it's because of the snow
Or maybe it's ice
I can't be precise
It just isn't something I know

They served a pork-chop in a glass

druid12000
10-11-2012, 06:34 AM
They served a pork-chop in a glass
Not exactly the highest of class

woozy
10-11-2012, 06:44 AM
They served a pork-chop in a glass
Not exactly the highest of class
What's more it was raw

Matera the Mad
10-11-2012, 07:05 AM
They served a pork-chop in a glass
Not exactly the highest of class
What's more it was raw
(Which should be 'gainst the law!)

druid12000
10-11-2012, 07:10 AM
So I threw out my hands and said 'Pass!'

Erin Fine started off into town

Matera the Mad
10-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Erin Fine started off into town
But halfway there he paused with a frown

druid12000
10-11-2012, 07:29 AM
Erin Fine started off into town
But halfway there he paused with a frown
'I have but one worry

Nymtoc
10-11-2012, 07:59 AM
Erin Fine started off into town
But halfway there paused with a frown
'I have but one worry
I fear that my surrey

druid12000
10-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Erin Fine started off into town
But halfway there paused with a frown
'I have but one worry
I fear that my surrey
Will roll off the bridge and I drown!'

If e'er you need a good barmaid

woozy
10-11-2012, 08:10 AM
Erin Fine started off into town
But halfway there paused with a frown
'I have but one worry
I fear that my surrey
has colors that clash with my gown

woozy
10-11-2012, 08:11 AM
If e'er you need a good barmaid
Just go to the local fun arcade

iLion
10-11-2012, 08:08 PM
If e'er you need a good barmaid
Just go to the local fun arcade
You'll see Stella there

sprogspasser
10-11-2012, 08:49 PM
If e'er you need a good barmaid
Just go to the local fun arcade
You'll see Stella there
Dancing with the bear

woozy
10-11-2012, 09:02 PM
again... da-DAH da da DAH.

you'll SEE stel-la THERE

DANC-ing with the BEAR

doesn't scan. Let's see if we can fix it.

she'll DANCE with the BEAR...

I can accept that:

If e'er you need a good barmaid
Just go to the local fun arcade
You'll see Stella there
She'll dance with the bear

alexaherself
10-11-2012, 11:11 PM
she'll DANCE with the BEAR...

Agreed, this is far better, but the second line needs work, and doesn't scan at all. Removing the word "fun" cleans it up ...

Just GO to the LOcal arcADE

Sorry to whine, but I'm close to giving up with this thread. Well, there are plenty of others ... http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/aetsch/cheeky-smiley-013.gif

Nymtoc
10-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Just GO to the LOcal arcADE
Sorry to whine, but I'm close to giving up with this thread. Well, there are plenty of others ... http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/aetsch/cheeky-smiley-013.gif

We seem to be getting into a lot of messes today. By the way, there was nothing wrong with Druid's line "...will roll off the bridge and I drown." I guess woozy just came in a minute afterward with her line. You know, it's always a good idea to check after you post, to make sure someone hasn't jumped in ahead of you.

Meanwhile, Alexa is right that "Just go to the local arcade" scans, but there are other problems. I don't know if it helps, but think of these lines like lines in a song. They have definite beats. Counting syllables doesn't help much. It's the BEATS that are important in a limerick, just like the beats in music. You've all heard music, haven't you? :Guitar:

Returning to the other problem (sigh) the word barmaid--which is pronounced BARmaid--requires a rhyme like STAR-made, or something. We've been through this before. Just rhyming the second syllable doesn't work. It's the first, stressed syllable that must rhyme. The first line, as written, scans like this: If E'ER you need A good barMAID. Who talks like that?

If ever you need a good barmaid
I happen to know a bizarre maid
She'll dance with the bear
And let down her hair

woozy
10-12-2012, 12:03 AM
..., but the second line needs work, and doesn't scan at all. Removing the word "fun" cleans it up ...

Just GO to the LOcal arcADE



Hmm, how did I screw that one up? My first idea was "penny arcade" which I couldn't get to scan so I ... well, somehow I did "fun" because it *did* scan but whatever I was thinking I either must have mistyped or it must have been too late because in light of day it doesn't.

Let's see. PEN-ny ar-CADE. ... oh, yeah, now I remember what I was thinking.... Ne'mine

If e'er you need a good barmaid
Just go to the penny arcade
You'll see Stella there
She'll dance with the bear


Okay, ready for the fifth line now.

sprogspasser
10-12-2012, 12:08 AM
Seems I have a few brain cells missing, specifically those that deal with meter and scan. Thought I'd try and grow them in this garden. Alas the fruit was twisted and bitter. Chasing away the locals was not my intention.

woozy
10-12-2012, 12:17 AM
By the way, there was nothing wrong with Druid's line "...will roll off the bridge and I drown." I guess woozy just came in a minute afterward with her line. You know, it's always a good idea to check after you post, to make sure someone hasn't jumped in ahead of you.

Yes, that's exactly what happened. (Other than you have my gender wrong.) I wasn't obliterating someone's effort. I wouldn't do that. That's rude ieven if they *did* do a line wrong.



Returning to the other problem (sigh) the word barmaid--which is pronounced BARmaid--requires a rhyme like STAR-made, or something. We've been through this before. Just rhyming the second syllable doesn't work. It's the first, stressed syllable that must rhyme.

Right. And AR-cade was meant to rhy... aw, crap! "if EV er you NEED a good BAR-" The bar *did* get stressed, didn't it... Argh. It's these flat stressed words that get me every time.





If ever you need a good barmaid
I happen to know a bizarre maid
She'll dance with the bear
And let down her hair

Hey, you shunned iLion!

woozy
10-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Okay, to be fair to all we must go back to the very beginning:

If ever you need a good barmaid

Nymtoc
10-12-2012, 12:26 AM
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Hey, you shunned iLion!

I ALWAYS shun iLion. :roll:

Let's get on with the limericks:

If ever you need a good barmaid
I happen to know a bizarre maid
You'll see Stella there
She'll dance with the bear
And sing of the faux pas the czar made.

On Tuesday, the weather turned cold.

woozy
10-12-2012, 12:39 AM
If ever you need a good barmaid
I happen to know a bizarre maid
You'll see Stella there [where though? huh, huh? Where?]
She'll dance with the bear
And sing of the faux pas the czar made.



On Tuesday, the weather turned cold
The bears and the wolves became bold

strictlytopsecret
10-12-2012, 12:51 AM
On Tuesday, the weather turned cold
The bears and the wolves became bold
They pranced into town

Pthom
10-12-2012, 03:06 AM
On Tuesday, the weather turned cold
The bears and the wolves became bold
They pranced into town
Where they ate up a clown

Ketzel
10-12-2012, 04:44 AM
On Tuesday, the weather turned cold
The bears and the wolves became bold
They pranced into town
Where they ate up a clown
Plus the high wire walker, I'm told

I'm playing a game with my cat

woozy
10-12-2012, 04:59 AM
I'm playing a game with my cat
I'm pretending that she is a bat

(nice final line on the last one, by the way.)