Happy Limerick Day

“I know my face ain’t no star

There’s others much prettier by far,

But I don’t mind it,

Cause I’m behind it.

It’s folks out front get the jar.

If my dad has quoted this once- I’ve heard it a thousand times. Seriously. This happens to be his favorite limerick. He’s not an enthusiastic poet like my mother, but somehow this limerick sticks with him.

I remember in 6th grade, I discovered limericks during a creative writing class. And I’ll confess- I love limericks. They show up randomly- like when I’m attempting to write a poem for my voicemail…

A limerick is a humorous poem that consists of five lines. The first, second and fifth lines rhyme, as do lines two and three ( rhyming sceme AABBA)

Anyhow, I have this 7 day encouragement card obsession… Maybe you heard me mention them before- but it’s “Secret Pal in Fast Forward” where you don’t know who’s sending you the cards until day 7.

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There are different options- Nature, Chango (the Nicaraguan Sock Monkey) and Animals. (Spend any time with me at all, and I’ll probably bore you with a story or two about this project. I am really excited about them) It so happens that the animal set includes limericks… So in celebration of the day…

Happy Limerick Day,

Kendra

There once was a little brown cow

Who lives in the our pasture now

She makes chocolate milk

As smooth as silk

But I don’t know exactly how

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 In the Valley there once lived a pony

“Ride bareback- she’s not too bony”

For a split second I sat there

Then I sailed through the air

“Well trained” is regretfully phony

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There once was a fish named Barter

Who lived in the cool deep water

Until hungry he got

Ate my worm on the spot

And now he’s smothered in butter

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One more and then I’ll stop- this may be my favorite from the set 😉

I’ll admit it confuses me when

My manners, I hear Mom reprimand:

“You are much too big

To act like a pig!

Keep your room as neat as a pen!”

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