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    The frustrated limerick.

    There are pages and pages in the limerick thread. Sometimes reading through I am frustrated by a particularly good improvement I see in retrospect. Sometimes when I look at the work in progress I am frustrated because I can see a direction that involves more than one line.

    Frustration is not good for the writer's soul, this is the place to work it out.

    There once was a Lab named Maddee
    Who chased squirrels up into the trees
    Which was most strange
    One could say deranged,
    For this lab. was a laboratory.
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    This one originated from people talking about limericks in the Purple Pippery.

    I thought I would write five quick lines,
    I’m arrogant like that at times,
    Explaining the form
    Of the limerick poem
    With its A A, B B A rhymes.
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    A girl who lived in the city
    Desperately wanted a kitty
    but lived in a flat,
    not where it's at,
    Which really was rather a pity.
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    A good natured fellow named Olly
    exclaimed this fine morning: "My golly!
    no food in the fridge
    not even a midge
    I now have to suck on a lolly!"

    (9,9,5,5,9)

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    A horse who had just lost a race,
    Because he could not keep the pace,
    Walked into a bar,
    And didn't get far,
    'til the tender asked why the long face.


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    When I saw this new thread I was puzzled
    Should my dog have a leash or be muzzled?
    I gave it a think
    Along with a drink
    Then gave up as I was quite befuzzled

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    All hours, every day, I must work
    Or I drive El Jefe berzerk
    Give me more time
    To pen the sublime
    This WIP don't write itself, jerk


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    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
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    sorry to raise any doubt
    but I cannot work it out
    the intro's unclear
    so I have no idea
    what this thread is all about

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    Limerick

    A formal poetic construction of five anapaestic lines with three feet in the first, second, and fifth and two in the third and fourth, the last syllable is often truncated in the final foot. It follows the rhyming scheme a,a,b,b,a and is often comical or risqué in nature,
    a bit like this :-

    A limerick’s made of five lines
    Three long and two short ones you’ll find
    Eight beats in the long
    You will not go wrong
    And five in the short ones you mind.

    A limerick needs different rhymes
    For the longer and the short lines
    Plus a twist in the tail
    Will help, and not fail
    To bring amusement at times

    A content that’s absurd or makes fun
    Sometimes more risqué than ‘The Sun’
    Though we don’t care for crude
    Limericks sometimes are lewd,
    Using double entendres and puns
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    Her point was abundantly clear
    "Please take out the garbage my dear"
    Although it's a sin
    She went in the bin
    That's the last I saw of her rear

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