Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Hypocrisy (Limerick) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

A frivolous old Bishop from Rome
Spent a million to spruce up his home
Every Sunday at eight
He’d pass around the plate
After preaching prudence from his tome

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Limerick


Comments about Hypocrisy (Limerick) by Kelly Kurt

  • Wes Vogler (11/14/2015 11:08:00 PM)


    To make it more resonant (no pru-DENCE) try this:

    After prudence was preached from his tome. you can earn that ten with a perfect beat. Thanks old bean
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 8:07:00 PM)

    Your lessons will eventually sink in. Thanks, Wes

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  • Sanjukta Nag (11/8/2015 3:38:00 AM)


    A great satire on hipocrisy. Very witty presentation. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 3:38:00 PM)

    We all occasionally say one thing and do another. It is more insidious when those who wield power and influence betray a trust thusly

  • Ayman Parray (11/7/2015 1:42:00 PM)


    Great limerick, Kelly. I like it more than your toilet and butt limericks. The ones about real people with names changed lol. Not to say that those aren't good but this one is certainly up there with the best of the best. At par with one of my favorite limericks written by you called, Bottom Feeder.... Thank You (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/7/2015 6:18:00 PM)

    Good to see you online and active again, Ayman. I don't know where my limericks come from, but I am glad they entertain

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/7/2015 8:48:00 AM)


    Satire and truth both in one Limerick..... Good one Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/7/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    Thanks, Valsa. Some of the worst hypocrisies occur in religion

  • Valsa George (11/6/2015 10:58:00 PM)


    This is something that happens all around! A very interesting limerick! It is sad that Sunday collection is misused by the clergy! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/7/2015 12:46:00 AM)

    Many charities are similar. Man's greed, selfishness and hypocrisy seem boundless

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2015 2:59:00 PM)


    Very amazing limerick shared about wise theme. Every Sunday at eight this speaks about story...10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/6/2015 4:48:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kumarmani. It is a jab at just one of many sources of hypocrisy in the world.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015



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