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Limerick Fear Poems | Limerick Poems About Fear

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There once was a real scary clown
Wore neither a smile nor a frown
Just a scowl and a stare
Guaranteed kids he’s scare
Without even making a sound

I was scared of all clowns as a kid
When I saw them I went and hid
The red hair and red nose
And the baggy old clothes
And the terrifying things that they did

A pie in the face or a squirt
Slapstick that looked like it hurt
Be they grinning like mad
Or painted quite sad
My eyes I would have to avert

I hope that you don’t think me daff
But when I hear a way too loud laugh
I quick look around
To make sure there’s no clown
I’m not scared to death, just to half

Copyright © mike dailey | Year Posted 2014

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I Fear That Pinocchio -

Confessed to creator Geppetto
"Got a fetish, I think you should know
Often I fiddle
‘Round with my middle
Take a look-see how THAT baby grows!"

Sumitted for: Roy Jerden's contest

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2014

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Fear the Monkey

Once upon a time in a zoo,
a monkey leaped and yelled BOO!
In a fright, I fell down
now I'm leaving with a frown...
I'm wondering who entertains who?

Copyright © Abe Lopez | Year Posted 2010

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Sobbin Robin

Posted on 8/20/2013
Updated 8/21/2013

Sobbin’ Robin kept hoppin’ around.
His beak in a downward frown.
First time out of the nest
Unsure of his Baby Bird Quest
His meek chirping was his only sound.

Sobbin’ Robin was too scared to fly.
So scared that he didn’t even try.
He chirped out a loud sigh
That shifted the sky
And a breeze stopped his next chirpy cry.

Unknown to Scared Sobbin’ Robin
Was that Mother Nature kept him hoppin’
When the wind caught his wings
He started to sing
And now flies with birds sans any sobbin'.

Copyright © Gail DeBole | Year Posted 2013

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Wonderful Star

                                   There once was a wonderful star 
                                 Who thought she would go very far
                                            Until she fell down
                                         And looked like a clown
                                   She knew she would never go far
                                     She would land near the moon

Copyright © Cassie Smith | Year Posted 2012

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War on Terror

I'm a defender of democracy
But not its lies and its hypocrisy:
  And I loathe Jihad terror,
  Its soldier and flag bearer
Who defend their own atrocity!

           August 2014

Copyright © Keith Trestrail | Year Posted 2014

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I Don't Like Spiders

Spiders and I have a deal,
They don't come near me and I won't squeal.
But sometimes they forget,
Then I get upset,
And I squeal cause they broke our deal!


Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2013

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Courage - Limerick

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of
 fear -- not absence of fear." - Mark Twain 

A courageous old knight found that there'd
still come times when anxiety flared
but he'd learned through the years
that to conquer one's fears,
one must not be afraid to be scared

Copyright © Lycia Harding | Year Posted 2015

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Luke lived in a place prone to an earthquake.
One in the offing made him shiver and shake.
He decided to act with full speed
Throwing caution to the wind indeed.
And moved to south Florida for safety’s sake. 

Copyright © Paul Schneiter | Year Posted 2015

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Bath Salts

There once was a guy who was crazy
Took bath salts to make him not lazy
Bad trip to say the least
Human flesh was a feast
Dead carcass was pushin' up daises

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2012

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Unlucky or Cursed

A blessed appointment so crucial, but missed the date
all things done so perfect but arrives at a closed gate
ill beyond any medicine
living like hell’s cousin
always on the wrong side of a rare misfortune's rate.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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From Rocket to Little town

There once was a knight from Rocket town
Who lured and let his amour men down
But on a night not too young
Nemesis caught up with Doung 
When his archers incursed Little town.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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To suffering there is a limit to fear there is none-w

There’s nothing funny about Halloween
Whims and excuses for festival fun
Statement by clothes
A story by costumes
On the adult world revenge by children

Most memorable Halloween costume worn
By the mother of the friend of my son
She was dressed as a cow
I want to let you know
My eyes dropped to her udder soon.

Fifth place winner in:
Contest: Halloween Limerick Contest by John Freeman

Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2010

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Always broken

Never spoken 
Always broken
Secret tears 
A thousand fears
Darkness creeps
I will always weep
Lights fading
Are my dreams worth saving?
Continuous silence
Sadness and hate, no violence
Whatever is right 
I will fight
No more tears
What are my fears?
Your word don’t hurt
My thoughts convert
Never spoken
Always broken

Copyright © ashlyn harris | Year Posted 2014

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High Tide

Shawn Barlow was terrified of public speaking
just the very thought set everything to leaking.
A friend suggested Pampers
to reduce the dampers.
But alas Shawn is now odorantly reeking.

Copyright © Paul Schneiter | Year Posted 2016

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After the ice age, dinosaurs
appeared and roamed the wilderness;    
wasn't it chaos to hear
wild beasts stump and roar?
Weren't they afraid of loud thunders? 


They became exinct...
by the time the stone age came,
Man's epic had started.

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2012

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Shock Begins

The close family was all called in Four days since hubby to home had been The snooker hustler played High stakes for which he stayed In the door he came, our shock begins
Written: May 13, 2014

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2014

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Blood Lust

There once was a man who thirst for gore
Biting the necks of your average whores
Stake to the heart
He's falling apart
Spreading ashes and ashes galore

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2012

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For Fear Of Turning Green

Life is so full of variables I've discovered With a new set of rules, we're constantly smothered Must be strong like a superhero Not just your breath, my peccadillos For fear of turning green, our schnoze we must cover © Jack Ellison 2015

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2015

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Merciless Thieves

The tiles upon the floor
are creaking like the door.
We're doomed to the thieving,
their wicked hearts beating
for money, we have no more.

Our windows freely swing,
letting in horrible stink,
we live by pure luck,
but mostly it sucks;
items are stolen in a blink.

The neighbor's hounds are dopes.
they allow the thieves to roam.
Burglars invade,
thieves come to stay,
My, I think I am broke!  

Copyright © Jamie Girl | Year Posted 2014

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Darling, it's time we had a chat,
" Don't hurt me like Bernardette,
she stirs up jealousy
with the same stupidity;
just ignore her and save your breath! "

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2012

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Ghost Cat

There once was a white cat I knew
Who had feathers; a ghost cat who flew
Through the shimmering streams
Of the moon’s silver beams
Leaving slain doves in the dew

by Gail

Copyright © Gail Foster | Year Posted 2015

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Absent Without Leave

It seems a certain party is absent without leave Maybe this man's got something up his sleeve Where did he go He's missing the show When he finally shows up, a big sigh we'll all heave © Jack Ellison 2015

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2015

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People Watching

Perhaps I am a frightful boor,
But your looks were a visceral lure.
I stopped and I stared.
What if I had dared
To ask your name? But I demurred.

I'd have followed you without a thought
By your face I was utterly caught:
Like a fish in a net
My whole world I'd forget,
And misfortune would then be my lot

People say it is bad to be shy.
Maybe not, as your smile was a lie.
Looking back I can see
You are stronger than me.
I'm glad I could not meet your eye

Copyright © Grace Williams | Year Posted 2012

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Limericks crochetes: All the trappings of the rough-neck cult

Limericks crochetés : All the trappings of the rough-neck cult

All the trappings of the rough-neck cult
Baby-faced blond Aryans exult
Under star-striped umbrella
State seal insignia
Some Dad yells « OUT », muscle-men catapult

Can SUN also set in the Wild West
Where the cash – the Man says – will come to rest
How many will share wealth
How many get free health
Deplete coffers for great job conquest ?

The tragic loss of a rising star
O ! Mark « Blond » face ! He’ll shine yet afar !
Blocked not by Destiny
But by peer fear envy :
Winsome mien sage’s ears passion galore !

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2016

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2016

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Turkey On Truck

This is actually a true story. A long time ago when I use to live on a homestead, we had grown many turkey's. Sometimes they were better watch dogs than a dog. I was inside doing my house-cleaning chores; when all of a sudden the phone rang. the gas-meter man inside of his truck said, "Hey, lady can you come out and get your dang turkey off my truck." I went out laughing like he was stuck in some mud up to his neck. 

Turkey On Truck

Out came two turkey's on top of truck
Scared the crap out of driver he stuck
Phoned me to come out
All I did was shout
All he had to do was honk ker pluck.

Poor man almost died by the look on his face, he was so scared I had to ask him if he had to use the washroom.  All he said, next time I come here better have your turkey's caged up. Didn't say anything to that for if I did his face would have turned beet red again. So I just let it go. To this day I still laugh at the scared look on his face. Guess if one is not used to something like this, it could have a drastic frightening image left on their minds forever.

Written: Aug. 14, 2013
Yvonne De Carlosa

Copyright © Yvonne De Carlosa | Year Posted 2015

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contrast between our lives not one soul survives contagious how they leer i am allowed no fear destroyed, my sanity dives

Copyright © Ethan Plummer | Year Posted 2011

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Ms Jack And Tack

There was once a lady called Ms Jack
Who lived near a grass region called Tack.
When prickled by the grasses
On her way with her glasses.
She let down her glasses and her Jack.

For Andrea's "Show Me The Funny" Contest. 

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Her past formed her life

As a girl she always wanted to be loved
But no one ever showed her what it meant to be loved
She tried to be joyful and make others happy
But nothing ever changed her life was still crappy
One day she met someone that started admiring her
He started to show what love meant to her 
It was pleasant at first fun and gifts
Then something happened she felt like jumping off a cliff
He started doing things that didn't seem right
Every time she tried to stop she lost the fight
She thought she caused it she really didn't know
She didn't get why this man would act so low
She felt very guilty hid it in her heart deep
She forgot how to sleep all she did was weep
As her sadness grew the man finally started to see
He decided to leave and she was finally free
She started living her way started to forget the pain
But as she moved forward it was in her heart as stain
While she grew older she started going the wrong ways
Men did whatever in bed while she just lays
They came and went but never wanted her as a wife
Drugs boos and men became the definition of her life
Depressed she knew her life was going down the drain
Behind the doors she cried hard like rain
She envied the happy girls never would she have that luck
This was her life always she would be stuck
Her life turned upside down things started to go well
She met her first love she was finally out of hell
He was there all along she just didn't know
He finally revealed himself when he started to glow
I think you may know him
But may not have seen him
His name is.... God

Copyright © Julee Gnanaratnam | Year Posted 2012

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Cops and Cookies

Here come the Cops
We are here to serve
A whack from a baton
That's all you deserve

Here come the Cops
The cutters of crime
Protectors of people
Not in my time

Here come the Cops
Stealing the cakes
From an upturned truck
Which had dodgy brakes

Here come the Cops
Don't break the blue line
You may get the leftovers
When we take the prime

Here come the Cops
With what can we fine
Did you take them cake crumbs
That we left behind

Here come the Cops
Serious time
Did you steal a custard
Did you do the crime

Here come the Cops
Answer they said
We know that you took it
That piece of brown bread

Here come the Cops
It was you, your the taker
No officer no
But I murdered the baker

Here come the Cops
Never mind that
We want back that doughnut
It was sumptuous and fat

Here come the Cops
We're after you
When we say take one crumb
Don't you dare take two

Officer officer, 
What must you think
Such depravity I would not sink
I admit that I killed them
Then burned the house down
Then stole the vehicle and left it in tow
I threw the dog in the river
The kids in the stream
But I never ever pinched no custard cream

Copyright © john scott | Year Posted 2012