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mermaidwannabe
06-24-2018, 12:11 AM
If Admin and/or mods approve, how about I start the first line of a limerick, then members can add to it. For those who don't know how a limerick is styled, it goes like this:

There once was a cranky young lad
who always would walk around, mad --
he grumbled a lot,
too cold, or too hot,
til he lost all the friends that he had.

That's the style.

As soon as I get the okay, I shall start the first line, and the limerick can continue in that style indefinitely, unless someone decides to end it by composing the very last line (nobody contributes anything more).

Please keep the limerick family-friendly and, hopefully, a little bit funny.

What say you?

RiversGirl
06-24-2018, 12:22 AM
Sounds like a fun thing to me.

mermaidwannabe
07-15-2018, 02:37 PM
I got the okay from a mod. Below, I have copied the limerick I posted at the beginning of this thread, so you folks can see the style that limericks are written in. I now invite you to build on this, using your own imagination, humor and creativity. The only rules are that you must maintain that style, and keep your stanzas family friendly. It should be interesting to see what directions it goes in. Good luck, and have fun!

There once was a cranky young lad
who always would walk around, mad --
he grumbled a lot,
too cold, or too hot,
til he lost all the friends that he had.

mermaidwannabe
07-19-2018, 11:03 PM
There once was a kitten named Fred,
who had a black dot on his head --

Okay, folks -- you can build off of those two starting lines of a new limerick. The next two lines need to rhyme with themselves, and the last line with these first two.

Once that stanza is completed, you can create whatever new limericks you wish, so long as they remain family friendly.

Let's see what you can do from here ...

showmebutterfly
07-20-2018, 03:11 AM
There once was a kitten named Fred,
Who had a black dot on his head.

He did his business in a litter box,
Up until we put in those pop rocks.

angelcraze2
07-20-2018, 05:28 PM
But he never ever pooped in his bed.

Boundava
07-20-2018, 07:18 PM
There once was a kitten named Fred,
Who had a black dot on his head.

He did his business in a litter box,
Up until we put in those pop rocks.

But he never ever pooped in his bed.
Which he shared with his friend named Ted.

mermaidwannabe
07-20-2018, 08:14 PM
Which he shared with his friend named Ted,
who made a big mess in his bed,
then Fred went vamoose,
and got chased by a goose --
now there's just one cat, instead!

mermaidwannabe
07-21-2018, 07:08 PM
A man from the SPCA
contacted Fred's owner that day.
"Why'd you put the pop rocks
in your kitty-cat's box?
I'm waiting, now what do you SAY?"

When Fred's owner finally spoke,
he said it was meant as a joke!
He was instantly fined
for being unkind --
his excuses all went up in smoke.

Okay, now someone can build off of that ...

Taurus
07-23-2018, 05:24 PM
And here I thought all limericks were about a guy from Nantucket :sconfused: ....

Boundava
07-23-2018, 06:22 PM
A man from the SPCA
contacted Fred's owner that day.
"Why'd you put the pop rocks
in your kitty-cat's box?
I'm waiting, now what do you SAY?"

When Fred's owner finally spoke,
he said it was meant as a joke!
He was instantly fined
for being unkind --
his excuses all went up in smoke.

Okay, now someone can build off of that ...

Now poor Ted is in a pickle
The ASPCA is so fickle
They took his friend Fred away;
So Ted has no one to play!
An he mopes in a box on the dryer.

mermaidwannabe
07-23-2018, 10:12 PM
"Now poor Ted is in a pickle
The ASPCA is so fickle
They took his friend Fred away;
So Ted has no one to play!"
And no one his tummy to tickle!

"And he mopes in a box on the dryer."
Fred's owner then showed him a flyer:
'A good mouser is wanted
in a house that is haunted --
the need for this service is dire!'

mermaidwannabe
07-24-2018, 07:19 PM
Fred's owner then threw out poor Ted,
and, straight to that ghost house he fled --
the spirits were screaming;
the rodents were teeming.
"I'm a good mouser!" he said.

What shall happen to Fred and Ted? It's now up to you folks ...

angelcraze2
07-24-2018, 11:35 PM
Then came a mouse without suspicion,
who mindlessly wobbled into position
for Ted to pounce on;
so he got his bounce on,
and struck the mouse dead with precision.

mermaidwannabe
07-25-2018, 03:03 AM
The great ghostly leader was impressed.
He said, "Ted, you've just aced the test.
You're with us to stay,
fresh mouse meat your pay,
as a mouser, you're one of the best!"

Then he spotted a rodent with wings --
the oddest of all living things!
"What's THAT?" asked the cat.
"That's Seymour, the bat.
He hangs from the rafters and swings."

mermaidwannabe
07-27-2018, 04:48 PM
Seymour, the resident bat
said, "I'm NOT the prey of this cat!
I'm NOT a mouse;
I belong in this house;
Ted needs to be mindful of that!"

Ted said, "A mouse, a rat or a bat
is a rodent, a truth pure and flat!
I was hired to eat
every rodent I meet --
so, Seymour should take wing and scat."

mermaidwannabe
07-27-2018, 09:23 PM
Before Ted's incredulous eyes,
Seymour had finally got wise --
"POOF!", he was Drac
in a cape that was black,
having dumped his batty disguise!

So -- does Ted stick around or head for the hills? Maybe old Drac adopts him? Maybe the ghouls and the ghosts befriend him? And, meanwhile, what has happened to Fred? It's now up to you, folks ...

mermaidwannabe
09-20-2018, 02:02 PM
Thank you, Angelcraze2, for your added verse, upon which I built more of mine. Would anyone else like to give this ongoing limerick a try? After all, the fates of Ted and Fred hang in the balance ... and that of any of the other characters introduced thus far, or any new ones someone might wish to create and add ... who knows where this story can go ...

mermaidwannabe
09-20-2018, 04:51 PM
Thanks, also, to showmebutterfly and boundava for your contributions. Ad-libbing in limerick style is a lot of fun. Each new verse inspires another. This can turn out to be quite the saga ...

RiversGirl
09-21-2018, 08:36 PM
Somewhere there are cats
hunting up bats
but I've lost the plots
and can't connect the dots.
Perhaps I'll ask the rats.

The rats did confide
Dracula does reside.
Within these halls,
beware the walls
for some may slide!

mermaidwannabe
09-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Thank you, RiversGirl. So, the rats have warned about sliding walls ... Hmmmmm!

angelcraze2
09-24-2018, 08:11 PM
This house is too full of supernatural woes,
The secret is out because Ted now knows.
Just then out of no where,
Stood Fred in his underwear,
Ted asked "Fred, where are your clothes?"

RiversGirl
09-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Now I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe. Thanks Kat!

mermaidwannabe
10-09-2018, 04:30 PM
"An old lady who lives down the street
gave me something to eat.
She put on me these clothes,
took some photos up close,
then I stripped as I made my retreat."

mermaidwannabe
10-15-2018, 04:20 AM
Ted said to Fred, :Oh, my!"
And Fred asked of Ted, "Oh, why?"
"She made you wear clothes,
from your head to your toes?
I'd be so embarrassed, I'd die!"

mermaidwannabe
10-15-2018, 04:38 AM
"So, what are you doing here, Ted,
in this haunted house of the dead?"
"I was hired to kill mice;
I more than suffice."
"Would they take in a pair?" queried Fred

mermaidwannabe
10-15-2018, 04:43 AM
The head honcho ghoul soon appeared,
"In those shorts, you really look weird!
But, if you can mouse,
You may stay in our house --
of rodents we want it all cleared!"