“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.
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,
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
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
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
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!”