Schooled on Limericks!

Poetry Contest

It's that time of year... back to school! So, to help cheer up those of us who might need that extra smile to happily get back into the routine, your challenge is to write a limerick poem [it can be up to THREE stanzas = three limericks] about school. It can be about a personal experience, it can be about a favorite (or feared!) teacher, it can be about the school cafeteria (or the food therein!), it can be generalized, it can be very, very specific - ideas are as limitless as your imagination.... but your goal is to make us laugh! Only one stipulation: keep it clean, people!! :-)

Remember a limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm. An example is given below (from the famous Edward Lear!)

There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'



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This is a poetry contest. Write a submission based on the above prompt.

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The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently . There are 5 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. At least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

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Deadline: Sunday, August 11th at 11:44 PM EST.

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