Write a Limerick

Poetry Contest
With St. Patrick's Day rapidly approaching, it's Limerick time! Please write a single Limerick for this contest.

A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9. Though there may be other syllable counts for a Limerick, please use the 9-9-6-6-9 for this contest, for consistency.

Here are a few examples:

Didn't meet quota

There once lived a con man Dakota
whose life's goal was meeting his quota
But one bad day he "tripped"
and his body was shipped
in the trunk of his new Toyota!
- written by ytbard

Christmas Special

Our Santa was seeking protection
The drug store had quite a collection
Green, white, yellow and red
to have Christmas in bed
for the holiday satisfaction!
- written by ytbard

A convict from Trenton

The message came down from Saint Quenton:
There's a convict in city of Trenton
He stirred fear in the town
till the man was shot down
by the handsome Sheriff named Swenton.
-written by ytbard

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 36.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

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