A Few Limericks 1
By Jim Nasium

A Limerick: A light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines one, two and five are of three feet and lines three and four are of two feet, with a rhyme scheme of aabba. The limerick, named for a town in Ireland of that name, was popularized by Edward Lear in his Book of Nonsense published in 1846.

MY VOICE 1

My voice was once good for some singing
it sounded great when I was swinging
on a high note
my voice would float
and has been known to leave ears ringing

and...

MY VOICE 2

My voice sounds scratchy like a dry bone
it even sounds that way on the phone
trust me that's ok
I've nothing to say
and just want to be left all alone

and...

MY VOICE 3

My voice now a days sounds very weak
one might think I was humble and meek
but that's not the case
just look at my face
you will find all the answers you seek

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RETRACTING 1

Retracting what I said yesterday
I think I'll just go on my own way
I heard your advice
you did say it twice
but it's more than black and white; it's gray

and...

RETRACTING 2

Retracting a retractable thing
both my muse and my heart like to sing
about better days
a self educed haze
made my head spin and my both ears ring

and...

RETRACTING 3

Retracting all this barium I drank
really gave me gas that made the room stank
my belly was full
tired of this bull
who in the world I wonder should I thank

and...

RETRACTING 4

Retracting contracted contractors
wish I could be their benefactors
but money is tight
some day I just might
have things done over with retractors...

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MY COUGHING 1

My coughing is not getting better
my doctor just sent me a letter
he said don't worry
there is no hurry
keep your spirit light as a feather

and...

MY COUGHING 2

My coughing is slowly getting worse
this must be some kind of a weird curse
each and every day
I just hack away
my medicine has emptied my purse

and..

MY COUGHING 3

My coughing can hurt me real bad
and when it hurts I feel I'm had
I want to feel better
got a dear John letter
now I'm a had sad coughing lad

and...

MY COUGHING 4

My coughing is out of control
it hurts all the way to my soul
I've been told by them
to spit out the flem
so I collect it in a bowl

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THREE GLIMMERS 1

Three glimmers way up in the sky
one night had some how caught my eye
I couldn't be sure
just what they were for
to this day I still don't know why

and...

THREE GLIMMERS 2

Three glimmers of lust in her eye
told me I am a lucky guy
we spent the night
she was alright
I got winded and thought I'd die

and...

THREE GLIMMERS 3

Three glimmers of light from nowhere
shined on me to show that they care
it made me feel good
but misunderstood
why "the light" picked on me to share

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ROUTINES 1

Routines have become routine
I'm sure you know what I mean
spending every day
in the same old way
is enough to make me scream

and...

ROUTINES 2

Routines have become part of life
yet they cause us all too much strife
they get on our nerves
with sharp bends and curves
and can cut sometimes like a knife

and...

ROUTINES 3

Routines help to pass away hours
things like sleeping, eating and showers
they're no longer fun
but when they are done
we may have time to smell the flowers

and...

ROUTINES 4

Routines can get very old and stale
until one ends up in county jail
but that's no fun
when your time's done
you got to pay some money for bail

and...

ROUTINES 5

Routines keep us all stuck in a rut
we go to work just to pay our nut
day after day
for little pay
no matter pedigree or a mutt

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BANANAS 1

Bananas was a Woody Allen movie
and Woody is so very funny to me
he's not very tall
and I bet he saw
everything they way he'd like it to be

and...

BANANAS 2

Bananas are good off the tree
and they are very good for me
they come big or small
and I've seen them all
the best are the ones you get free

and...

BANANAS 3

Bananas are natures perfect food
I don't mean to be pushy or rude
but they are the best
and I will confess
that I eat a few every day dude

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A KETTLE 1

A kettle boils over the fire
the bubbles just get higher and higher
the soup smells good
just like it should
and I love it but I am a liar...
[yuck!]

and...

A KETTLE 2

A kettle once shiny and bright
just sits on the stove over night
not used anymore
so what is it for
it's not a very pleasant sight
[all dented and burnt]

and...

A KETTLE 3

A kettle now with a lost lid
was kept in the cupboard and hid
it's no longer new
so it's days are through
we've had it since I was a kid
[and that's been a long time]

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What is a Limerick?

A Limerick is A light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines one, two and five are of three feet and lines three and four are of two feet, with a rhyme scheme of aabba. The limerick, named for a town in Ireland of that name, was popularized by Edward Lear in his Book of Nonsense published in 1846.

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