By Josie Whitehead

Our Language Index Funny Poems 2 Dispatching Your Tickle Table Manners for the Young Listening Page A Limerick is Something You Eat - Heading

A limerick is something you eat

And it’s round, and it’s crumbly and sweet.

    They’re quite easy to make

    And taste something like cake -

Or you may prefer mine, for a treat!


A limerick’s not easy to chew.

I expect this is something you knew.

    Your teeth will fall out

    There isn’t a doubt

And, tell me, what then will you do?


A limerick can’t help increase wealth,

Though I’m told they are good for your health -

    But - they’re dangerous too

    So, whatever you do,

Approach them with caution and stealth.


You’ll find things I write are not true

Though I write them especially for you -

        I hope Edward Lear

        Will not now appear -

Oooh a ghost?  Well now what shall I do?


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