Laughing Along With A Limerick

Here’s to a great week! Your new limerick challenge is as follows:


Your challenge last week was to write a limerick using the word SPROUT in it somewhere. Here are your masterpieces:

Keith Edgar Channing:

A well-to-do farmer from Brussels
Had two little doggies – Jack Russells;
After they’d eaten sprouts
He knew their whereabouts
By the fragrance from their bottom muscles.

Trent’s World:

I don’t know what she’s talking about
“Sow thy seeds and they will sprout.”
I tossed some here
I threw some there
And not a one came out.

Christine Mallband-Brown:

How will you get your plants to sprout?
There’s frost and snow and ice about.
I’ll put them in a heated shed
Make quite sure that they are fed
To grow big sprouts and that’s no doubt!


She waited for her plant sprout
“Oh, when will it ever pop out?”
But nothing is done,
Or in one minute won,
After two she discharged her pout.

Kim Smyth:

There once was a girl named “Sprout”
Because she was short and stout
But then she grew up
Into a willowy pup
And Dad won’t dare let her go out!

Chel Owen:

Once, an old man from Leeds
Said he only would ever ‘grow’ weeds.
He hated all sprouts,
Reeds, leaves; sauerkraut.
In short, he just hated his greens.

Ruth Scribbles:

I wanted that baby to sprout
He did, and he started going out
He quickly learned words
Not uttered by birds
He’s a puzzle, of that, there’s no doubt.

Lance Greenfield:

Raw sprouts are Bony Tony’s thing.
They’re crunchy and peppery and full of zing.
But boiled, they’re mushy
And smelly and yeuchy,
And, for Tony, they’re only fit for the bin.


When choosing explosives, one stands out a mile
Though it’s never found in any missile.
While gunpowder, plastics are in with a shout
Nothing quite beats the humblest sprout
Which combined with my gut is truly fissile.

Linking People 2003:

Sprout germination of seed, edible,
Stored form of Solar Energy, incredible!
Leaves are Solar panels for biosynthesis,
Receiving Sun rays for photosynthesis,
H2O and CO2 into fruit and vegetable.


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28 Responses to Laughing Along With A Limerick

  1. My face must have gone really pale!
    Even though it was up for sale.
    The fridge freezer was pricey
    And it was very very dicey
    So I stole it and ended up in jail!

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  2. She was becoming old and frail
    Less appealing to the fun-seeking male
    To keep having fun
    Something must be done
    So, she put herself on sale!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Ritu says:

    All set for the New Year’s Day sale
    She arrived, then her face went all pale
    The queues were so long
    She tried to be strong
    She went home. The trip was a fail!

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  4. Kim Smyth says:

    Some shoes that I want are on sale
    But the contents of my wallet were pale
    So I bought them on credit
    And I bragged about it on Reddit
    My husband saw and began to wail!

    (Not a true story)

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I went to the January sales,
    I followed the M4 from Wales.
    A nice day it was not,
    You know what I got?
    A sequence of near-epic fails!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. TanGental says:

    When my daughter returned from the sale
    She looked shocked, and really quite pale.
    ‘Please don’t get too mad,
    But I’ve bought a new dad.
    He looked so sad, alone, on the rail.’

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Ok… here’s mine:

    There was an old lady that went to a sale
    She had so many items she stopped to drink ale
    She stacked them up tall
    Then they started to fall
    She screamed and she started to wail

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  8. I’d like to tell you the tale
    Of a Shark who played fullback for Sale.
    He danced through defences,
    Who quite lost their senses,
    As they tried to catch him and fail.

    Note for those who who are unaware of the game ofrugby: Sale Sharks are a top English rugby team.

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  10. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    BUSINESS by companies do Machiavellian policy hail,
    As exercised by politicians to rob the rich for the poors to avail!
    High prices are set at the launch period almost double;
    Thereupon, price is reduced to make it affordable,
    Such that not so privileged can buy during sale!

    कंपनियों द्वारा व्यापार में माचियावेलियन नीति,
    जैसा कि राजनेताओं द्वारा अमीरों को लूट गरीबों को देने की नीति,
    लॉन्च की अवधि में उच्च कीमतें लगभग दोगुनी,
    इसके बाद, इसे सस्ती कीमत विपरीत दोगुनी,
    जिस से की कम विशेषाधिकार प्राप्त लोगों को प्राप्ति!

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