Rio Olympics Limerick – 1

July 25th, 2016

The athletes of Russia had hoped
to compete though they’d cheated and doped.
But the IAAF
to such pleading was deaf
so they stayed home in Moscow and moped.

Euro 2016 Limerick – 2

June 29th, 2016

The island of Fire and Ice
did not treat us Englishmen nice.
But let us not pout
coz we got booted out
for playing like scared little mice.

Euro 2016 Limerick

June 28th, 2016

The England team took to the pitch
and promptly encountered a glitch.
We soon were outpaced
by the Vikings we faced
who taught us that life was…unpredictable.


June 28th, 2016

There is too much noise about Brexit,
Grexit, Frexit, Finexit, and Nexit.
As to Europe itself,
rotten at the far shelf,
what to do with it – Throwit or Fixit?


Brexit Limerick 5

June 27th, 2016

A tight referendum we ran
to split with the Europe-wide clan.
But it would have been smart
if right from the start
we’d worked out a post-Brexit plan.

Brexit Limerick 4

June 27th, 2016

The vote for the Brexit was bold,
and gained much support from the old.
But what of young folk
who escaped Europe’s yoke
and now find that they’re out in the cold?

Brexit Limerick 3

June 27th, 2016

Said Nigel Farage, “Hip, Hooray!
We gained independence this day.
But the end of the story
is my friends now ignore me
and hope that I’m fading away.”

Brexit Limerick 2

June 27th, 2016

Could this be the start of the end?
Will the EU’s peeved members unfriend?
Whate’er may transpire
the fat’s in the fire
with plenty of fences to mend.

Brexit Limerick

June 27th, 2016

The U.K. decided to vote
on a bridge or to dig a deep moat.
As mad as a hatter
we plumped for the latter
and now we’re adrift in a boat.

Trump University Limerick

June 10th, 2016

Said Trump, “There’s a Mexican judge
who bears me one heck of a grudge.
Though I’m the accused,
he should still be recused,
and on that point ‘The Donald’ won’t budge.”

Not Sure;-)

May 29th, 2016

There once was a woman getting fatter
Who decided size didn’t matter
It’s either a measure
or pure pleasure
And I honestly prefer the latter!

Cornelia Weisfloch

Barack Obama Meets Britex

April 26th, 2016

Said Barack Obama, “Dear friends!”
In a speech that some folk think offends.
“Should you go it alone,
then you’d better not moan
if our Special Relationship ends.”

Investment Blues Limerick

April 11th, 2016

In Panama rich people’s wealth
is suddenly not in good health.
So in future, to spare
your blushes, take care
and ‘invest’ with more cunning and stealth.

More GOP Blues

March 29th, 2016

Said Donald, to Ted, over beers:
“If your wife’s lost her looks, have no fears.
I find it a doddle
to swap the old model
for a new one each five or six years.”

Physical Beauty

March 11th, 2016

There once was a lady called Claire
who had the most beautiful pair
her friends were all green
with envy I mean
but her socks were the best to be fair

Thanks to Ben Mason for this

The GOP Blues

March 8th, 2016

Each GOP national debate
is a circus of insults and hate.
And with each PR blunder,
one can’t help but wonder
is this making America great?

Post-South Carolina Limerick

February 24th, 2016

Trump came on the scene with a whoosh,
and harassed and harangued Mister Bush.
So to beat him may take
both a cross and sharp stake
now that Jeb has been given the push.


February 21st, 2016

Fairy Cat furry philospher
has plenty of wisdom to offer
he looks at the sky
and wonders why
the world is so improper

From Anna Banasiak (slightly edited to make it scan)

South Carolina Limerick

February 11th, 2016

In South Carolina, Trump said:
“My opponents are weak in the head.
But if they should beat me
and dare to unseat me,
who cares if I shoot them all dead?”

Tropicana Blues

February 1st, 2016

There was once was a lad named Ryan-
who dreamed of being Hawaiian.
But he was born an albino
somewhere in Cleveland, Ohio-
and was allergic to flowers on the islands.

Contributed by Daniel Klawitter

Oil Prices Plummet

January 28th, 2016

In Saudi a barrel of oil,
extracted from under the soil
is the source of much woe
for it’s currently low,
and is causing the King’s blood to boil.


January 24th, 2016

There once was a woman pondering the sky
Who let out a very long sigh
All this snow
And no time to go
What’s the point of living up high?

From Cornelia Weisfloch

Santa Slayed

December 30th, 2015

At Christmas does Santa presume
the best way to enter a room
is down the smoke stack
with his swag in a sack?
In the States this could well spell his doom!

Which Turkey To Take

November 19th, 2015

The man had a tough choice to make
Which of the birds should he take?
Both turkeys looked good
But he thought that he should
Take the jenny instead of the jake.

(A jenny is a young female turkey.
A jake is a young male turkey.)

Making Believe

November 16th, 2015

There once was a gal named Jen-
Who was always playing pretend.
If you asked her for facts-
she’d say—“Just relax!”
“And play make believe with your friends.”

Thanks to Daniel Klawitter for this

He Loves Yellow

November 7th, 2015

There was an funny old fellow
Who loved the color bright yellow
But his coat was beige
That caused him to rage
He sat and started to mellow

Submitted by Mario Petralia

Trump’s Election Pledge

October 26th, 2015

Said Donald to voters, “I hear
That Mexican weather comes here.
So I’ll build up walls
To keep out the squalls
And post armed guards to keep the skies clear.”

Donald Trump Limerick – 2

October 26th, 2015

Said Donald, “This weather’s a pain,
from Mexico laden with rain.
Imagine the cost
and the property lost;
these migrants are clearly to blame.”

Allergic To Housework

October 24th, 2015

There was a young man from Dunkirk
Who was allergic to housework
He cleaned not a bit
Til Mum had a fit
Then a cleaner he did network

Submitted by Mario Petralia

Teenage Girls

October 14th, 2015

There once was a woman whose ears
Confirmed her very worst fears
Three girls in the back
Is like a stadium on crack
I either need earplugs or lots of beers!

Thanks to Cornelia Weissfloch