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Last Hussar15 Aug 2015 7:02 a.m. PST

Stolen from I'm sorry I Haven't a clue

Most people will know of limericks. For those who don't they are 5 line humourous poems rhyming aabba.

There was a man from Dajeeling
who boarded a bus bound for Ealing
It said on the door
don't spit on the floor
so he stood up and spat on the ceiling


The aim here is to construct a limerick one post at a time.
You are only allowed to contribute one line per limerick.
Whoever finishes one provides the first line of the next – maybe put a line of dashes and a couple of blank lines to show its a new poem.

You may wish to avoid the Young Man from Buckingham.

I'll Start


While posting on TMP,

Brian Bronson Inactive Member15 Aug 2015 7:06 a.m. PST

About a game in the Holy See

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 8:29 a.m. PST

the OP was caught in turmoil

Chris Palmer15 Aug 2015 8:42 a.m. PST

By a comment that made him recoil

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Aug 2015 9:36 a.m. PST

but that is the nature of TMP

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There once was a Hussar from France

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 10:12 a.m. PST

Whose troop sergeant made him dance.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member15 Aug 2015 10:47 a.m. PST

He fell into step

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 11:25 a.m. PST

While his girlfriend wept

MHoxie15 Aug 2015 11:54 a.m. PST

When he snagged on an uhlan's lance?

Three Scotsmen once went a hiking…

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Aug 2015 12:08 p.m. PST

To steal SPAM from some Viking

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 12:12 p.m. PST

One got lost in the mist

Chris Palmer15 Aug 2015 12:44 p.m. PST

"Tis his own fault!" Ulric hissed

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 1:04 p.m. PST

"that one should have gone biking !"

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While wooing a girl by the lake

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 1:13 p.m. PST

I made a horrible mistake!

Chris Palmer15 Aug 2015 2:33 p.m. PST

The picnic lunch I had packed

Last Hussar15 Aug 2015 3:51 p.m. PST

Had been hi-jacked

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 7:52 p.m. PST

And I had a bomb instead of a cake.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 7:53 p.m. PST

There was a young man from Milwaukee.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2015 12:53 a.m. PST

who confused his house and his car key

Chris Palmer16 Aug 2015 2:14 a.m. PST

When he headed off to work

Texas Jack16 Aug 2015 3:48 a.m. PST

he said with a smirk

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 6:55 a.m. PST

isnt this a bunch of malarkey?


I once dated a girly named Sally

Last Hussar16 Aug 2015 7:00 a.m. PST

To the chagrin of Father O'Malley

Chris Palmer16 Aug 2015 7:06 a.m. PST

You'd think that I'd be smarter

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 12:15 p.m. PST

than trying to barter

Brian Bronson Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 1:50 p.m. PST

For a tryst in a darkened back-alley.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 1:51 p.m. PST

I once possessed rulebooks galore

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 2:46 p.m. PST

most are in a pile by the door.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2015 4:51 p.m. PST

And then my dear mother

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member16 Aug 2015 5:23 p.m. PST

enraged by the clutter,

Chris Palmer16 Aug 2015 5:39 p.m. PST

Said you can live at home in the basement no more!

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My hussars are all painted with style

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2015 8:09 p.m. PST

You can see their plumes from a mile.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2015 8:55 p.m. PST

Their pelisses were purple

Texas Jack17 Aug 2015 2:47 a.m. PST

and lined with white fur-ple

evil grin

Karellian Knight17 Aug 2015 3:42 a.m. PST

But basing them was a trial.

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There was a young gamer from London

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2015 4:14 a.m. PST

Who ordered some Chinese WonTon.

Chris Palmer17 Aug 2015 4:18 a.m. PST

He ended up spilling the soup

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 4:23 a.m. PST

from the spoon his noodles did droop.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2015 5:44 a.m. PST

and spoiled all of his fun-fun !

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An unemployed plumber named Jack

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 6:05 a.m. PST

carried all of his tools in a sack.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 6:23 a.m. PST

Stopped by the Host to find work.

Tommy2017 Aug 2015 6:40 a.m. PST

but disgusted by the murk

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 8:43 a.m. PST

my career has veered off the track.
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Carl loved to play with his dice.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 9:55 a.m. PST

The twelve-sider he thought was so nice

Texas Jack17 Aug 2015 9:58 a.m. PST

till he rolled a d10

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 11:38 a.m. PST

and hit his best friend

Last Hussar17 Aug 2015 12:52 p.m. PST

So now D4s are his only vice.

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Drinking whisky with old General Grant

Brian Bronson Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 1:17 p.m. PST

I got up the nerve to call him a Bleeped textant

Bleeped text = semi-vulgar term for urine

Chris Palmer17 Aug 2015 4:27 p.m. PST

He unholstered his gun,

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2015 7:56 p.m. PST

Without saying a pun

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