Tag Archives: THE PENTATETTE

MORE PENTATETTE GOODIES!

That Vicodin sure is narcotic,

Prescribed for pain chaotic…

That ten-out-or-ten

Pain level’s when

The patient gets almost psychotic!

–J.E.C.

(“J.E.C.” is short for Jonathan E. Caswell)

I’ve read a book by Crighton

The plot of which tended to frighten…

Adromeda strain

Bleeds out the brain,

Bacteria put the bite on!

–J.E.C.

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SOME PENTATETTE SUBMISSIONS:

SOME PENTATETTE SUBMISSIONS:

I submitted limericks to THE PENTATETTE** for several years. These are just a few.

It’s raining and snowing together,

The perfect Worcester (Mass.) weather…

But here’s the trick,

It better not stick

With cars driving hell-for-leather!

–J.E.C.

Blogging of a starlet’s spiral

Downwardly took off viral…

What is stank,

She laughs to the bank

Not caring her story’s hirel.

–J.E.C.

I once had red hair you see,

But grey, black and bald’s left to me…

My prejudice arose

‘Gainst the men I suppose,

Because anger for me was easy!

–J.E.C.

In October his Mom died of cancer,

After all this time there’s no answer…

Why he’s not cried

But deep inside

The issue takes more than a glance, sir.

–J.E.C.

He once knew a family from Douglas

Whose home was practically bug-less…

They sprayed lots of mist

With chemical fist,

Poisoned the dog and went pugless!

–J.E.C.

**THE PENTATETTE is an on-line and printed newsletter specifically for limericks.  See http://www.limericks.org for details.

WHO NEEDS AN ENEMY????

WHO NEEDS ENEMIES???

 

Just remembering Editor Deex,

And his concise critiques…

I wrote of a zoo

And got it wrong, too,

Had one of those brain fart leaks!!!

His PENTATETTE publication,

Turned into an education…

A MENSA project

Which I suspect

Was opened to make sure propagation.

He and his staff used “quote tease”

To energize the devotees…

“Limerick writer as friend,

Troubles never end”:

No need for enemies!!!!

Writing limericks reverberating,

One must be exacerbating…

Sarcasm/satire

The font of desire,

Even better–quips about mating.

Alas, I tone mine down,

A Christian must keep his head sound…

But in thought

By the Lord he is caught,

And I’m thankful God’s grace is profound!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

LIMERICKS AS A PAST-TIME

LIMERICKS AS A PAST-TIME

 

I once wrote for Arthur Deex

And THE PENTATETTE*, for weeks…

On end just to squint

And see it in print, 

Like all other poetry geeks.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*Arthur Deex is the Editor of THE PENTATETTE, the monthly newsletter of the Limerick Special Interest Group.  Wrote limericks for them for several years, actually!