Today (12th) is National Limerick Day! So, the team thought it’d be fun to try our hand at writing our own limericks. Join our writing limericks challenge and share your creations!
National Limerick Day is in celebration of Edward Lear, known for his nonsense poetry and limericks. The definition of a limerick is a funny five-lined poem following a rhyme scheme of AABBA. Lear’s limericks were characterised by types of people, like the ‘Old Man’, ‘Young Lady’.
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Lacks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”
Here are some of our attempts. Which do you think is best?
Judey, Production Editor
Our world is defying description:
Mad politics, wars and affliction.
So escape with a smile
To the “Friend” for a while
And take out a yearly subscription!
Marion, Features team
There’s a magazine we’d recommend
Out Wednesdays; it’s “The People’s Friend”
There are stories galore
And features, what’s more,
So much reading, beginning to end!
Alex, Features Editor
This is one for our friend Willie Shand
Who writes tales of our lovely homeland
On his trips to explore
He gets up around 4
To be out in the hills and get tanned.
Yvonne, Features team
Two long years we’ve been working from home
Virtual meetings on Teams, no offices to roam
Now we’re back with a bang,
the ‘Friend’ cheery gang
With the buzzing of chatter and phones
Jacki, Sub Editor
I have a pet cat, who’s called Milo,
And, unlike other cats, he’s not shy, so
He won’t leave you alone
And sometimes is prone
To stealing your coffee. But why, though?
Dusty is grey, silver and white
And sometimes, during the night,
She’ll jump up on my bed
Screaming to be fed.
“Mum!” she cries. “Time to get up, right?”
Liz, Knitting Editor
The cat, the dog, even the budgie,
They really get me in a tizzy,
Their toys they eschew
Create a to-do
Shredding owners’ patterns aplenty!
Jacky, Digital Content Editor
Everyone wished Jacky “good luck”,
A new job! She hoped she didn’t suck.
She was nervous to join the team,
but they were all a total dream,
especially because they all love a good book!