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There once was this gal named Linnie Red
Who took the Limerick to Majestic instead
LitOrgís Lucie and Pen
say; please play it again
as an encore under the LitOrg masthead.

Our comrade known as the Red Cockroach
is fond of the Limerick approach.
So, please donít be shy
and pass us on by
for itís a wit wealthy subject to broach.

Now, Linnie Red we donít want to beg
nor take ourselves down by a peg.
They say three is a crowd
so more must be allowed
and we wonít throw a tomato or egg!

Majestic link

"Tigers bloom where there's oodles of room." Zodiac Zoo


The following comments are for "Linnie Red Invitation"
by Pen

the invitation

Love it- This is quite funny- I getting to like limerick and after reading Linnies post on majestic I view the style with new and appreciative eyes.

the red cockroach

( Posted by: TheRedCockroach [Member] On: March 3, 2011 )

Shameless Promotion of Others
Wow! I'm so used to engaging in Shameless Self-Promotion that I don't quite know what to when someone else steps up to help promote me too!

As I told you when you posted this plea as a comment on the column - when you put it this way, how can I say no? The only delay is the time required to tweak such formatting bits as the italics and hyperlinks with the coding used here on the main site. Tomorrow (Saturday) morning will be my next best opportunity to work on that, so I hope to have it submitted for approval by mid-day U.S. Eastern time.

Thanks again for your support! (And I bow to your facility with the limerick form! Brava!)

( Posted by: LinnieRed [Member] On: March 4, 2011 )

ha ha Penelope, leave it to you to make people smile, that is truly your biggest gift to the world I think.

As for limiricks, I have been told that there is no better tool for learning poetry than the limirick, I have done some myself, and it is truly a laborous undertaking.

I see some pretty darned good stuff here, too.


( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: March 4, 2011 )

@ Comrade Cockroach
Hail Comrade, our fair Comrade Cockroach
you now ken the Limerick approach.
They are not just lewd,
crude, ribald or rude.
It's pure pleasure above any reproach!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

@ Linnie Red
So many becoming words spring to mind
but now I'm required to use - You're too kind!
Your Majestic musing
is far from confusing.
LitOrg's so lucky to mooch such a find!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Limerick progress report
I just returned to assure you, Pen, that I have, in fact, submitted my lightly-edited column for posting alongside the other "Poetic Forms" articles, despite some technical challenges in converting certain formatting bits to the main site's coding. I see you're still on a roll!

With any luck, the article should be validated and posted soon! Thanks again for your enthusiastic support!

( Posted by: LinnieRed [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

@ veebdosa
My site pal mr. veebdosa
with manners like Barbarossa
I'll spare you no credits
for I'll stick to my edits.
Could you use a sojourn in Formosa?

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Limericks Anonymous
Poor Pen has a limerick addiction,
An especially stubborn affliction!
Sheís come up with rhymes
So darn many times
(That, in truth, are much stranger than fiction!)

Sheís hooked on this certain convention.
Perhaps this suggests intervention
Might be in good order.
Itís starting to border
On fixations I shudder to mention.

For this, I admit partial blame.
I started this once-harmless game.
I got the ball rolling
And here I am doling
Out nothing but more of the same!

(Is this the point in the show where I get my poetic license revoked?)

( Posted by: LinnieRed [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

@ Linnie Red
Limericks Anonymous? Hippopotamus??? ..... @#%&!!

Should I skip an unholy fuss
and stifle my signature cuss?
It's a well known rule
I'm a rhyming fool
I'm glad I'm not alone on that bus.

I don't want to surrender my rhymes
and take 12 steps away from my 'crimes'.
I don't have a yen
for climbs more than 10
so I'll stay out of tune with the times!

Besides, there is a point I'll confess,
which requires a likely spot to bless.
I'm keeping in gear
so quell any fear
that I'll oppress your cue for redress.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

@ Lucie

Who could find fault with reasons to rhyme?
Shades of green range from hunter to lime.
No matter what flag
is flown by which wag
there's a perfect pole placed for each time.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

The further I scroll down the pages,
The verses become more outrageous.
I see Lucie and Pen
Are both at it again.
I guess limerick writing's contagious!

( Posted by: LinnieRed [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Here comes another one!
There once was a granny named Bea
Who loved writing limericks like me
But no one would read them
Most churches condemd them
For they were too bawdy you see!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Can you handle another one?
You don't have to be Irish to love Whiskey
Drink just a few and you're frisky
But one too many
Like my old friend Benny
Who was locked up in jail with a key.

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Off the Cuff

There is a young lady named Pen
writes poetry just as and when
She is no fool
PC as a Tool
She can edit agen and agen

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

I'll try one
I try to write lines that will rhyme
But is just doesnít work all the time
Putting socks on a cat
Or fitting it with a hat
Seem easier than writing limerick
(oh no, I did it again)

( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: March 24, 2011 )

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