A limerick is a short, humorous, and funny poem, with five lines. If we look back in the history, limericks mainly made popular by Edward Lear who was the famous author of the “Book of Nonsense”, in the 1800’s. Limerick is short, simple commonly irrational, and creates a smile on anyone’s face. Limericks written with a very specific structure, it has five lines, with first, second and fifth lines rhymes with one another and third and fourth lines rhymes with each other. This is known as AABBA format. These kinds of poems not only entertaining, but great way for children to learn how to write simple poetry. This post providing 14 funny limericks poems examples to make you learn and amuse as well.
There once was a girl from Kentucky,
Who never was very lucky,
She rode her bike,
Across the pike,
And came home wet and mucky
A dancer with 2 big left feet
When leaping was less than discreet
When high in the air
She twirled her hair
Then burped and fell flat on her seat!
There once was a clover named Kate,
Who sat on the edge of a plate?
The fancy folk dined,
On foods of all kind,
Then tossed her 8 quarter past eight
There once was a wonderful star
Who thought she would go very far
Until she fell down
And looked like a clown
She knew she would never go far.
There was an old man from Peru,
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe
He awoke in the night
With a dreadful fright,
And found out that it was quite true.
My father, he sat on a chair,
For sitting he has quite flair.
But the chair it went crack,
He fell flat on his back.
I'd have laughed, but I just didn't dare.
Well, it's partly the shape of the thing
That gives the old limerick wing;
These accordion pleats
Full of airy conceits
Take it up like a kite on a spring.
There was a young man from Kent
With a leg extremely Bent
2 save himself trouble
He walked with it double
So instead of coming he went.
I know an old owl named Boo,
Every night he yelled "Hoo,"
Once a kid walked by,
And started 2 cry,
And yelled "I don't have a clue!"
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
2 Owls and a Hen,
4 Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!
Hickory, Dickory Dock,
A Mouse ran up the Clock,
The Clock Struck One,
The Mouse fell down,
And Hickory Dickory Dock.
As physicists stare at the stars,
I'm sure there is life on Mars.
The little green men
Gave the game away when
They exported their chocolate bars
There was a Young Lady whose eyes,
Were unique as 2 color and size;
When she opened them wide,
People all turned aside,
And started away in surprise.
There once was a man from York
who picked his nose with a fork
when it got stuck
he cried "I don't give a fuck"
and walked around looking like a dork.