Old Lord Harry put up a good front.
He hid socks in his pants as a stunt.
But, his Lady swore
as argyle hit floor
that no organ was found to be blunt.
* also if Lord Harry had no organ wouldn't he be Lady Harrietta?
It seems some did not get this poem so, a wee bit of 'splaining from Luci for all you Desi Arnez fans.
FRONT - noun the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first; the most forward part of something. [i.e. the front of his pants]
FRONT - noun in a military sense the front is the FIRING LINE
FRONT - a fake or false personality
This poetic devise is called a double entendre [a play on words]- a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
ORGAN - is also being used this way - The human penis is an external male sexual organ - as well as a musical instrument made of pipe
ARGYLE - a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as sweaters and socks.
or ARE GUILE - someone who is sly or cunning
even the word BLUNT has another meaning here since a BLUNT sword would be of little use
Limerick is not an easy form to write as with all writing which can be called poetry it requires the use of POETIC DEVISES.
And since this is a family site [personally I'd rather it wasn't but there really is no way to easily make it and be sure it is adult only] here are TROPES - POETIC devises you can use to say anything you want.
EUPHIMISMS - a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
DOUBLE ENTENDRE [a play on words]- a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
PUN - NOUN a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
PUN - VERB make a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.
"his first puzzle punned on composers, with answers like “Handel with care” and “Haydn go seek”"
PS you can use internal rhyme as well as metaphor, alliteration & simile in limericks
Can anyone think of any more?