On the Loose


Image credit to Lance Anderson on Unsplash

A man came back from the gym

Find a big surprise waiting for him

Where is my house, he rants

At last, off the market thence?

Nay, missus said – wind took it for a spin


Evening news, the anchor announces,

“We’d like to bring you the news

A house just left and gone

Call if it lands on your lawn

Warning, house is dangerous — y’know, loose screws”


This is my very first time making Limerick poems. Here’s a few information about Limericks from Literary Devices:

A limerick is a poem that consists of five lines in a single stanza with a rhyme scheme of AABBA. Most limericks are intended to be humorous, and many are considered bawdy, suggestive, or downright indecent. The subject of limericks is generally trivial or silly in nature. Most limericks are considered “amateur” poetry due to their short length and relatively simplistic structure. However, this does not take away from reader enjoyment of this literary device. With traditional limericks, the first, second, and fifth lines feature the same verbal rhythm, rhyme, and have seven to ten syllables. The third and fourth lines must rhyme (differently from the rhyme of lines one, two, and five), feature the same rhythm, and have five to seven syllables.

There are some very funny limericks out there which can be easily found by using google.

Thank you to Sadje for picking the best image so far for WDYS Challenge #70. When I saw the image above, right away I knew a limerick(s) is calling me. So there, I tried it.

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