Finish the Limerick

WHAT WE’VE UP TO:

We’ve been checking out the new snow hole in the garden that Zoe dug out today!

Here I am in the hole:

snowpit

We have also been enjoying poetry. Our favorite kind of poetry is limericks. If you don’t know what a limerick is, here are some examples:

There once were two cats from Kilkenny

Each thought that was one cat too many,

So they started to fight

And to scratch and to bite.

Now, instead of two cats, there aren’t any.

 

There was a young lady of Niger

who smiled as she rode on a tiger;

They returned from the ride

with the lady inside,

and the smile on the face of the tiger.

 

There was an old man of Nantucket

Who kept all his cash in a bucket;

But his daughter, named Nan

Ran away with a man

And as far as the bucket, Nantucket.

 

But he followed the pair to Pawtucket,

The man and the girl with the bucket;

And he said to the man,

He was welcome to Nan,

But as for the bucket, Pawtucket.

 

No, we did not make those ones up, unfortunately. We are not that clever.

Speak for yourself, Lola!

Well, we started two limericks, but we couldn’t finish them. Right, Sasha?

I guess that’s true.

Maybe you readers can help us finish them?

Yeah!

Here are the first lines of the two limericks:

There once was a cat from Kentucky…

There once was a kitty from Venice…

Please finish these limericks for us and leave them in the comments below!

We have a shout out to our new viewer this week in Lithuania!

And a hi to our other viewers this week from Canada, Denmark, the US, the UK and Norway!

FUN FACT:

Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.

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9 thoughts on “Finish the Limerick

  1. Hi

    This challenge is great. My brain has been parked at a side road for the whole week ( winter holiday), and it is time to get into shape again

    Limericks:

    There once was a cat from Kentucky
    Who knew he could´t fight like Rocky
    His wish was instead to study
    How he could run like a rickety
    Split to his beauty:
    The lovely Miss Lucy

    There once was a kitty from Venice
    Who´s nickname was nothing but Alice
    She was treated by her mother very un-nice
    And got an idea to revenge the malice:
    Alice decided to make treats out of rice
    And to fool her mother to believe they were mice.

    Mette

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    • Cut into the Limerick Bone 🙂

      There once was a cat from Kentucky
      Who knew he could´t fight like Rocky
      His wish to study
      Run like a rickety
      Split to his girlfriend, Mrs. Lucy

      There once was a kitty from Venice
      Whose mum treated her lesser than nice
      To revenge this malice
      She made treats out of rice
      And fooled her mum to think they were mice.

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  2. There once was a Cat from Centucky

    Who considered Herself Super-lucky,

    She lay on her back and nibbled a snack

    Until her tummy felt yucky.

    There once was a Kitty from Venice

    Who was an Horrible Menace

    She growled at the girls with a furious Gggrrlll

    Snarling with cruelle vengeance.

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  3. This is Zoe’s mom. I’m inspired! Here are my attempts:

    There once was a cat from Kentucky

    Whose nature was stupid but plucky

    He leaped in the mud

    With a terrible thud

    And came out with paws awfully mucky

    * * *

    There once was a kitty from Venice

    Who went by the name of John-Dennis

    He tried to jump rope

    But soon gave up hope

    And decided he’d rather try tennis

    –Zoe’s mom

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  4. and not forgetting…

    There once was a cat from Kentucky
    Who was feeling amazingly lucky
    So she entered a draw
    With her most felicitous paw
    And came away with a fish-flavoured cookie

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