Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks
Posted: 29 March 2018 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This appeared in my Facebook feed. I have no idea who originated it.

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Posted: 30 March 2018 01:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m glad you resurrected this one.  i was planning a limerick version of Beowulf with alliteration instead of rhyme. Not that I’d ever be able to pull it off but
I bet someone here could.

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Posted: 30 March 2018 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I was off to a wedding one day
When a crazy old man blocked my way.
As he clutched at my coat
He said “Once, on a boat...”
And I missed the whole wedding. Oy vey!

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Posted: 30 March 2018 06:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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There once was a Geat named B
Who came to Heorot via the sea.
To deliver Danes from harm,
He tore off Grendel’s arm,
making him run home to mommy.

[ Edited: 30 March 2018 01:12 PM by Dave Wilton ]
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Posted: 30 March 2018 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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"Utnapishtim,” cried Gilgamesh, “Why
Do you get to live, while I die?”
“I can see that you’re vexed,”
[There’s a gap in the text]
The walls of Uruk are quite high!

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Posted: 01 April 2018 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There once was a king, Ozymandias,
Who no one had triumphed as grandly as.
But his statue fell down
In shards on the ground,
And now, nothing left but the sand, he has.

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Posted: 05 April 2018 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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There once was a lady called Pyrrha
Who loved binding her hair in a mirror
Plain in her neatness
But void of all sweetness,
To her lovers an absolute terror.

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