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Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Limerick.

Robin over at Pensive's Poetic
License has issued an invitation
to write a limerick about

I can't resist all that rhyming stuff so I decided to have a go;

My very first effort.... well I guess it followed the rules (no rules) but
somehow it didn't grab me.

In America, a land across the sea

There’s a tradition would suit you and me

Thanksgiving dinner they call it

They gather with family and sit

Around tables witch feature a roast turkey

Limerick #2, now that's different but it still hasn't got IT for me.

Robin, she who is the Pensive one,

Say’s write a limerick, have some fun

Talk of thanksgiving and all that it means,

Roast turkey with veg, yeah, peas and beans

With a killer line finish, then you’re done

One more try, if this one doesn't work I'm through.

The more that I tried, the longer I set

The further off topic I seemed to get

I told myself, stick with big turkey dinner

Your limerick will come out a winner

But my mind kept goin’ back to Nantucket

Oh well I tried, now what the hell rhymes with Nantucket??


kenju said...

LOL.....I like the last one.

Pamela said...

what ryhmes with Nantucket.
what you do to the turkey after you kill it: pluck it!!!!!

Puss-in-Boots said...


karisma said...

Welllll.......I would say but I dont want to swear

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Ha! You get TRIPLE points, Peter:

1) You made me smile.

2) You made me smile OUT LOUD :).

3) You wrote THREE limericks!!

Now, if that isn't the ol' college try, I don't know what is, lol. Thanks for giving this a whirl again...and again.

Oh...and for your question? Well, bucket was the first "printable" word I thought of...;), but Pamela's seems in keeping with the theme of Thanksgiving a bit better.

Hootin'Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, love the last one. You made me laugh. Of course, who doesn't know the Nantucket limerick?!!!

Good one Peter!!!!

Lil Mouse (Jill) said...

way to go pamela! pluck it! i would say bucket or suck it or.. well you fill in the rest..

Karmyn R said...

GREAT! I especially loved the 3rd rhyme!

(and actually - Canada has a Thanksgiving too but I think it is in October)

Jack K. said...

Once a man pondered Nantucket.

He was told to think of a bucket.

He tried to be bold,

but his turkey got cold,

so cold he then had to suck it.

Robinella said...

Um yeah, my Nantucket version has rhymes that I won't repeat. :-)

I loved all three. Woo-hoo, great job!

Karina said...

Funny! Loved the last one! ;-)

Cliff said...

I absolutely loved the T day story below about the horse. And the pics were great. Real treasures Peter.
About your poetry. It was...er, well, very nice. Yes indeed.

Walker said...

I think you did a great job of it.

Maria said...

Ha-ha!! Thoroughly entertaining. I had a great time reading these (as well as reading everyone's comments!).

Looking forward to next month -- thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

Those are so funny and fun! Hmmm... what rhymes... Ohhh... I better not say LOL

Take the burnt turkey out of the oven and say... ;-) ??

Have a wonderful day! *HUGS*

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Worthy efforts, all, Peter.

Sandy said...

I love the Nantucket comment! I'm sure that's where all of our minds went!

Jamie Dawn said...

Third time's the charm. Your last one was a keeper.

Shuck it and chuck it both rhyme with Nantucket.
Oh, so does pluck it!!

I plan to eat a boatload on Thanksgiving.
YUMMY for my tummy!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, even if you don't celebrate it in Aussie land.