Hey, guess what? Today is National Limerick Day! I’ve always loved limericks. There are more limericks in the world besides the one about somebody from Nantucket. A well-crafted one does a good job of setting you up for the punchline which happens in the last line. So just to be annoying, I came up with a few.
Today is the Day of the Limerick
I’m using it as a nice gimmerick
Though it’s nothing but hype
I just sit here and type
When I really should be at the gymerick.
See, once in a while, Dr. Seuss can provide inspiration with the idea of just making up words.
Since it’s also Mother’s Day today, I thought I’d throw in a couple for the Moms.
Your mother deserves this day too
Perhaps at the beach or the zoo
But what she might want
Is a nice restaurant
And a dinner that used to say “moo”.
And today, don’t forget ‘bout your wife
She’s the woman who gave your kids life
Her heart you could lift
With a really nice gift!
To neglect her would cut like a knife.
OK, that last one was a little too serious on the last line. Not really a punch line exactly.
Well, so much for Limerick Day
Where all I desire to say
I must say in rhyme
But I’m racing with time
So it might not be that good, OK?
That says it all.