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Limericks 10


There was a young man named Bruce
Who to the Middle East offered a truce?
He would build a brick wall 
Over a thousand feet tall
Then paint it a dark shade of puce


There was a young lady named Ruth
She sometimes forgot to tell the truth
Her mum would get mad
And so would her dad
But only while she was a youth


Poor Peter was awfully well bred
And a Christian life he had led
Nobody cried
When the poor fellow died
They just gave him to god instead


A final stab in the dark
It’s late and sod this for a lark
I just want my bed
But words whirl round my head
So I’m writing whilst out in the park


Catch all you thoughts in a jar
Like the one about your favourite car
Keep em locked in a draw
Look at them some more
Then release them and let them fly far


In cricket I batted a two
Round the field the ball it just flew
The bowlers just could not cope
As the ball hit the boundary rope
Soon a hundred I did accrue


I’d like to ride a real tall horse
In the company of John Wayne of course
With Clint Eastwood by our side
Going for a long hard ride
With our six guns the law we’d enforce


I once owned a Honda Accord
The only car that I could afford
I kept it pristine
Polished to a high sheen
It never let me down when abroad


An old man of ninety three
Said he could not wait to see
His telegram from Queen
So a hundred he’d seen
Now that’s what I call optimistically 


At last I have reached number ten
As the ink has run out of my pen
I will get a refill
Take a headache pill
Then maybe start over again

If You managed to stay awake through this well so did I,  and if you read them all then you deserve a medal, thanks for your patience, all the best Owen

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Hi Owen, i'd seen you on the soup's active page... but, i did not see a new poem from you. I hope you are well. by the way I like the one of poor Peter... and of course John Wayne.... xox~ Linda

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 6/2/2013 5:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi PD always great to get a comment from you, take care my friend, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:18:00 PM
    Lol. Oh my gosh, great job, Owen! That is too funny. You were on a roll! Love it :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:31:00 PM
    I once knew a gent who was named Owen...Who wrote a bunch of snazzy little poems...I laughed when I was done...Because reading them was so fun...And had to tell him it's such a pleasure to know him. :o) Ha ha..

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 3:32:00 AM
    great work mate....loved it...Don

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:26:00 AM
    Love these Limericks Owen!I enjoyed each of them.Thanks for visiting my pages.

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:50:00 PM
    Owen, these were a delight. The last one was a cool way to end them. My favorites were 2, 3 and 10. there was something so sad and yet also funny about the one of Poor Peter!

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 1/18/2013 12:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea thnks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 2:11:00 PM
    wow Owen,, these are excellent,, and i will claim a medal thank you....

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 1/18/2013 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Harry will have one strucjk immediately for a fellow yorkshire man lol, thanks for the comment my friend take care in the snow, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 1:39:00 PM
    I'd like to ride a big tall horse with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood too, I'd like to be a female Sheriff and wear a silver badge, that says, "Don't Mess With ME" Lol, loved your limericks Owen, hope all is well with you, stay cool, let the breeze take you to brave and courageous horizons, you and those other two studs, your stud number 3, xxx

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 1/18/2013 12:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Mystic Rose thanks for the comment, all the best Owen