Laughing Along With A Limerick

Here’s your Monday smile – it’s limerick time. Send in your own or here’s a prompt for you –


Here are a few limericks to make you smile this Monday. The prompt last week was BOSS.

Keith Channing:

If your company runs at a loss

The person to blame is the boss.

You have to work wonders

Whilst he commits blunders

And lives in the world of Pangloss.

Kim Smyth:

I once had a wonderful boss

Whose charms on me weren’t a loss

“Your secrets,” she said

“Never give up until dead!”

So out the window with them I did toss!

Christine Mallaband-Brown:

There once was a cowboy called Hoss

Who fell out, big time, with his boss.

He jumped on his mount

With a big angry pout

And shouted, I’m off. And it’s your loss!


Is that man actually our boss

The one chewing strands of dental floss

I’ve heard of diet fads

But he’s really sad

Soon will be six feet under the moss.

Is that man actually our boss

The one chewing strands of dental floss

I’ve heard of diet fads

But it’s really sad

He’s missing out on the applesauce.

Trent’s World:

Bob was a boss who was mean

The nastiest guy ever seen

One poor clerk

Was fired by the jerk

But took revenge on the fiend.

Julie was a boss who was nice

I’d surely work for her twice!

She praised everyone

For the work they had done

And always gave great advice.

Barbara Owen:

His lordship thinks he’s the boss

The rest of us don’t give a toss

Yes dear! No dear!

Three bags full dear

We all know the dog is the boss!

The Hidden Edge:

Our business chief is called Joss,

She makes a pretty good boss,

She’s fair with our pay,

Oft gives praise away,

And ‘hardly’ ever gets cross!

Lance Greenfield:

Daktari’s lion was called Clarence,

Boss-eyed and strange in appearance.

Although mild he appeared,

When poachers came near,

His roars saw them off in the distance.

Linking People2013:

Boss always right grants survival but a leader is not boss,

Boss doesn’t lead team, commands with a gloss!

Leaders work with the team unlike boss sitting in armchair,

Upon retirement boss is like any other to compare!

Leaders never retire unlike boss!


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37 Responses to Laughing Along With A Limerick

  1. I do love a limerick. OK Here is my attempt:

    The other day, I received a gift,
    I thought would give me a much-needed lift,
    but when opened, I saw
    it was actually for next door,
    and Boy! was I really Miffed.

    🙂 Hope you enjoyed it 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Paul Mastaglio says:

    I had a gift
    But I left it in the lift
    I don’t know if it went up or down
    I fret and frown
    I’m missing my gift.

    Cheers Paul 😁

    Liked by 2 people

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  4. A friendship that’s suffered a rift
    Can sometimes be healed by a gift.
    An ill thought-out token
    Can leave one heartbroken;
    And you may end up getting short shrift!

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Today I got a big gift
    Which gave my spirits a lift
    It’s an LP, (long player)
    But I have no record player!
    Through junk shops I will have to sift!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Ritu says:

    I think I need a lift
    I’m feeling decidedly miffed
    Just stay for a while
    And make me smile
    That would be the best gift

    Liked by 2 people

  7. trentpmcd says:

    Esther, without a fuss
    Gives great micro challenges to us
    A gift to a writer
    Makes our days much brighter
    Writing words on Monday without a cuss
    Well, the last line was a little forced, but.. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Kim Smyth says:

    We all like to get a cool gift
    Yet at times can cause a real rift
    “Hers is better!”
    Thought the setter
    So the terrier was really miffed!

    Liked by 2 people

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  10. My Nephew, Alec, who loves his cricket,
    Is a bowler with a golden ticket,
    If you catch my drift,
    Tis a splendid gift,
    To yell HowZat! When taking a wicket.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Private Frederick Hitch – a true hero
    There was a proud soldier called Hitch,
    Won V.C. for brave act at Rorke’s Drift.
    His medal though lost,
    Was bought back at a cost
    And displayed at museum: a gift.

    And the moral of the story is . . .
    I once had a gift-horse called Dennis,
    Who refused to visit the dentist.
    His teeth were so hairy
    That his mouth was quite scary,
    And worse, he had bad halitosis.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    Opened a bag of birthday gift,

    A present given as a thrift!

    Pussy cat was her birthday gift!

    Slept with pussy cat in kist!

    She has a gift of gab to list!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I’m a sleek young horse named Gift,
    Like lightning I really am swift.
    You’ll be in the money.
    Your days will be sunny.
    Don’t look in my mouth. Get my drift?

    Liked by 1 person

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