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Lyrical Limericks

family-pictures-010County Limerick, Ireland is one of the most picturesque  places I have ever visited. Celebrating 10-years of marriage, my husband and I saved Adare Manor for our last night in Ireland.  It was green with a knot garden adorning its view and a river dividing the once grand home and the professional golf course.  It was truly a pampered stay.  Remembering County Limerick makes me proud to share my Irish experience and heritage with my class on this day, St. Patrick’s Day. 

While not descriptive and picture-painting, limerick poems hold their own special, lyrical magic.  Here are some of today’s creations.  In the spirit of true Gaelic craic (sounds like crack– Irish word that means to converse), share your own in the comments section below.

Period 3

There once was a frog from China.

All the while he hoped to eat at a diner.

So he drove to the cove

Where he burned himself on a stove,

That crispy frog from China.

Period 4

I once met a monkey from Kentucky.

Everyday she was unlucky.

But whenever she would dance,

She would magically appear in France.

That unlucky, little monkey from Kentucky.

Period 6

There once was a penguin from New Zea-land

All the while he hoped to play tuba in a band.

He practiced all day

To stay awake he drank latte.

That hyper-piper penguin from New Zea-land!

Period 7

I once met a chihuahua from Alaska

Everyday he dreamt of Nebraska.

But whenever he slept,

The truth made him sad and he wept.

That weepy chihuahua from Alaska.

Period 8

There once was a nerd from Wal-mart

All the while he hoped to be smart.

So he went to college

And gotted more “nowledge.”

That “no”-it-all nerd from Wal-Mart.


Which class limerick do you like the best?



117 responses

  1. tianna

    reading this makes me want to right a limerick and go to ireland

    November 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

  2. Anonymous

    there once was a creature from space who had a very ugly face people laughed and called him names and the he had to blame was his gross and very ugly face

    March 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm

  3. once there was a star from very far she dremed to drive in a car but she could not drive the star form very far

    March 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

  4. Dylan Siemers

    I once met a donky named jordie from NorthPlatte
    every day he wore a hat
    but whenver he ran the old man would tan
    that stange donkey from North Platte

    March 26, 2009 at 9:31 am

  5. william lehmann

    He died whene I was seven
    He wathes me when I play
    whether he’s in hell or heaven
    he watches me till this day

    nomater what I do
    he loves me for sure
    even though Idon’t have a clue
    he died from cancer
    who knows if they’ll ever find a cure

    he died whene I was seven
    i’m sure he know I still love him
    whether he’s in hell or hevean
    I still love him even if the flame is dim

    we share our love
    even though he’s dead
    he could be a little dove
    but i’m sure he’s there when I sleepin my bed

    know matter what he still loves me
    and I still love him
    he’s my father and he’ll alwase be there

    March 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

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