An extract from MAD KANE’S HUMOR BLOG post of 28th April (which does not seem to give a Reblog option).  For the Limerick of the Week contest, a first line is provided which may have slight modifications but must keep the same rhyming word.  There were 87 entries:

Limerick of the Week (111)



It’s time to announce the latest Limerick of the Week based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in last week’s Limerick-Off.


 Congratulations to Les a/k/a Colonialist, who wins Limerick of the Week for this clever verse: 


An artist who often made scenes
Would paint them on flimsiest screens;
When backdrops were rent,
Cast would then, through the vent,
Cast aspersions while venting their spleens.


 Congratulations to Colleen Murphy, who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.” 


An artist was drawing some scenes
Of the countryside down in Orleans.
As he sketched and he drew
He kept sipping some brew,
Which explains why his last subject leans. 


And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Will T. Laughlin, Steve Whitred, Bob Dvorak, Ira Bloom, and Sue Dulley. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks: 


Will T. Laughlin: 


An Irishman likes to make scenes
While wooing the village colleens.
But the girls understand
That his gestures so grand
Mean there’s nothing at all in his jeans. 


Steve Whitred: 


In Bogey films there are some scenes
Where his shortness of height intervenes,
Like the time when he quipped,
“Ingrid let’s change the script
To a ‘hill’, from a ‘mountain’ of beans.” 


Bob Dvorak: 


A fellow who often made scenes
In the buff, to be seen on big screens,
Can’t act. When a guy
Out of work asked him why,
He retorted, “It’s all in the genes.” 


Ira Bloom: 


A fellow who often makes scenes,
As he drinks, stumbles, trips and careens,
With few inhibitions,
Makes rude propositions.
A good thing his wife intervenes. 


Sue Dulley: 


A youth leader takes in some scenes
With “her girls”, a small group of young teens.
She’s known to have stated,
“No, they’re not related,
Although they all have the same jeans”.

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Well done and congratulations!!!!


  2. Marco says:

    Congratulations *applause, applause, applause*


  3. adeeyoyo says:

    Hahaha, thanks for posting these, Col. 🙂


  4. Congratulations 🙂 As always full of your humor!


  5. Lisaman says:

    Well done Col!!


  6. nrhatch says:

    Woo Hoo! Thanks for sharing, Col!


  7. Pussycat44 says:

    Well done, Col.


  8. adinparadise says:

    Congrats to you, Col. You’re very hard to beat. 🙂


  9. 68ghia says:

    Congratulations Col!!!


  10. optie says:

    Congratulations Col, all the limericks are good but yours is a worthy winner 🙂


  11. Sonel says:

    Congrats to you and all the contestants Col! Well done! 🙂 *hugs*


  12. newsferret says:

    So the contestants each wrote a limerick
    With words they played their crafty trick
    I stood a side with eyes aghast
    My retarded mind is not that fast
    But enjoyed the results that will always stick.


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