LIMERICKS ARE FUN THINGS TO WRITE.
I COULD DO THEM ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT.
THEY’VE GOT RHYTHM AND RHYME,
AND THEY DON’T COST A DIME.
THEY’RE AS EASY AS FLYING A KITE.
For several years I entered a limerick contest at a local radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. I placed in the top two or three every year, winning it two years in a row.
MY CONTEST WINNERS – KGOR RADIO STATION
I had to use SMOOCH and SAUCE in the poem. I came up with a rather unique solution.
I WENT ON A DATE WITH MY BOSS.
SHE WAS HOT WHEN HER HAIR SHE DID TOSS.
BUT A SMOOCH ON THE CHEEK,
MADE HER TOTALLY FREAK.
MAN, I SURE HOPE THAT NOBODY SAUCE!
For my other winner, I had to use LOVE and JAZZ in the poem.
LOVE IS A THING YOU CAN’T CHOOSE.
IT’S NOT LIKE A CAR OR TATTOOS.
SO THROUGH SORROW OR STRIFE,
ALWAYS CHERISH YOUR WIFE,
OR THE JAZZ IN YOUR WORLD TURNS TO BLUES.
I always liked writing limericks but didn’t realize I was pretty good at it until then. The hosts of the contest all thought I should write a book. So I did.
I call this “LIFE IS A LIMERICK” because I believe most everything in life can be summed up in a limerick. My poems are not your typical style. They are not bawdy or raunchy like a “normal” one would be. O.K. I lied. Some of them are, but mostly they are based on life events, or at least , my perception of them. Exaggeration is the basis for a limerick and I do that somewhat. Some of them are pretty silly, but I also try to to relate things to the real world. Hopefully, I accomplished that. Because these are based on my thoughts,and my lifetime, some readers probably won’t “get” some of them. That’s fine. There are plenty of others to enjoy. The following are the results of my efforts. I hope you like them as much as liked writing them.