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Santa's reindeer's decided to strike
So poor Santa was forced to hitchhike
He struggled with his load
But made it to the road
Along came a cyclist on a bike.
               
Santa said "any chance of a lift
Cos I've got all these presents to shift”
It then started to snow
And the bike wouldn't go
Then shot forward straight into a drift.

The army took pity on his plight
And gave up their partying that night 
The Presents got delivered
With the cold they all shivered 
And many got struck down with frost bite.

Written 29th November 2018.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/18/2018 10:47:00 AM
Lord God! This has excited me to my soul... My spirit dances like a redeemed bastard with your lines... Keep on writing dear friend.
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Date: 12/10/2018 6:14:00 PM
this was very nicely metered, Tom. A nice Christmas story in limerick form.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/11/2018 4:25:00 AM
This was the first Lim for contest but I did not enter because max was two, thought I'd post anyway. Tom.
Date: 12/5/2018 6:37:00 AM
Competition is getting tough... wasn't ready!!! Must gather the troops and defend my castle!!!! Tom, my friend, are you aware what you're up against... perhaps you'd like to reconsider??? LOL
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/5/2018 10:40:00 AM
No surrender lol. There's others more powerful than me. Lock your front door.
Date: 12/3/2018 8:05:00 PM
Oh, how I love the way the army comes to the rescue, Tom! Just think of all the children who would have been let down. A very cute limerick with a whimsical feel to it! Hugs, Carolyn
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/4/2018 3:12:00 AM
Thanks Carolyn, this was going to be my entry but I'd done one too many. Thought I'd post it anyway. Tom.
Date: 12/3/2018 10:24:00 AM
This would have been excellent for Carolyn's contest, Tom, were it not for the length! Very entertaining. Regards // paul
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/3/2018 10:50:00 AM
Thank you Paul, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 12/2/2018 9:31:00 AM
Brilliant my friend..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/2/2018 1:04:00 PM
Thanks S.O. I heard reindeer have been sacked and it will be a helicopter next year. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 9:36:00 PM
Santa is having a bad year
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/2/2018 1:02:00 PM
Haha he certainly is Timothy. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 2:25:00 PM
Hi Tom, I love this limerick, bet my bottom dollar it will win! Lots off luck! best wishes - Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/1/2018 2:45:00 PM
Thanks Jennifer, happy you liked it, didn't enter this one as it was too long. Done another called Santa's Predicament which was the one I entered. Tom.
Date: 11/30/2018 11:05:00 PM
Hi Tom, nice one. Santa is having one Hell of a night it seems. Love the content of this limerick also. You are on a run my friend. Another good laugh. Time for bed. Have a wonderful Saturday. your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 11/30/2018 8:45:00 PM
This a nice one, Tom, the army would be good at helping better than the navy....
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 8:53:00 PM
Thanks Eve, was going to enter this one but read the rules and saw it was a max of two. Thought I'd post it anyway. Tom.
Date: 11/30/2018 7:06:00 PM
Better wages and working conditions are important, Santa have to contend with the National Reindeer Party...Let's see if he can use the army next year...All the best Tom
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 8:54:00 PM
Thanks Arturo, maybe he will lol, but give them fleece lined boots or more toes will be lost lol.
Date: 11/30/2018 5:05:00 AM
Delightful uplifting story, marvelously crafted! Hope Santa brings you as much joy as you have brought to us with this fantastic Limericks dear, Tom!!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 11:59:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, glad that you enjoyed them. Tom.
Date: 11/30/2018 12:23:00 AM
This is most clever and entertaining; everything a limerick should deliver, yours do. A joy and some grins, as well. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 11:54:00 AM
Thanks very much CayCay, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:49:00 PM
G'day Tom … I suppose it's better than being shot at. Humorous, but Santa does need to get his act together - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 11:49:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, first off the reindeer gotta go and he should invest in a helicopter . Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 5:09:00 PM
Excellent write Tom..fun and joy in every word.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 11:44:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 4:51:00 PM
very well done, so why can't it be in the contest?
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 5:05:00 PM
Hi Andrea, The rules state one or two limericks only. So I thought I'd just post this one anyway and do another.
Date: 11/29/2018 4:25:00 PM
Love these Tom,
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 4:34:00 PM
Thanks very much Harry. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 3:13:00 PM
Lol! Tom, You penned some funny limericks. I laughed out loud reading them. Well done. I wish you the best luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:18:00 PM
Thanks Alexis, happy you enjoyed, when I checked the rules it said one or two so won't enter this one but thought I'd share anyway. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 2:56:00 PM
Oh Tom! I was cracking up laughing when I got to the line about the bike shot forward straight into a drift! I hope this is for the Night before contest :) Well done!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:16:00 PM
Thanks Heidi, this ones not for contest, I done a rhyme for the night before featuring Santa. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 1:59:00 PM
- It's read so easy ... (a limerick ... but I've spent several hours making a fun limerick today ... zero result) - I love these three, Tom - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :) - .... I had spent six months ... or more, to write three :)))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:14:00 PM
Thanks Sunshine. Some forms I struggle with but find limericks ok. This ones over the limit so can't enter this one, back to the drawing board. Lol. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 1:57:00 PM
Awesome fun Tom! Good luck in the contest :) xomo!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:11:00 PM
Thanks Maureen, glad you liked it Maureen, this was going to be for the contest but there's a limit of two but I posted anyway. Tom
Date: 11/29/2018 1:39:00 PM
I glad for the presents Tom but too bad about the Frost Bite !! Yikes!!!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:09:00 PM
Thanks Mike, couldn't let all the kids down but it might have cost a few toes lol.
Date: 11/29/2018 1:36:00 PM
Lol all for the sake of presents An enjoyable read :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/29/2018 3:04:00 PM
Thank you Taai, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.