Limerick - On Limerick Writers Poem by Valsa George

Limerick - On Limerick Writers

Rating: 4.9


Limericks are no more taught in schools
As they are thought fit only for fools
Poetic skills they don't hone
Sadly they are left alone
Are limerick writers then mere mules?

Limerick - On Limerick Writers
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: writings
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Nine syllables each in lines 1,2 and 5 and seven syllables in lines 3 and 4
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Vaibhav Simha 01 June 2020

Not just limerick alone, poetry itself is shunned throughout the world. It is no longer eulogised as before; for that matter, not even traditional literature is! Though centered around limericks, this piece exhibits the bedevilling truth of poesy's predicament. Now-a-days, only simplistic poetry is extolled, rendering linguistic splendour unnecessary. Poetry is not just a rhyme or verse, not a mere hymn too: it is the amalgamation of semantic acme and expression.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 December 2020

Limericks are for the brilliant poets. They are crafted in exceptional level of skill. A well authored poem....... Truly fascinating......5 stars*****

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Glen Kappy 11 June 2020

some people are stuff-shirts and too full of themselves. we need to laugh. a proverb says, laughter does good like a medicine. i say yay! for those who write humorous verse. -glen

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Valsa George 12 June 2020

" Yes, we need to laugh '.......! Yes, you are right. So writing of limerick is justified! Thanks a lot Glen for your encouraging response!

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Kim Barney 06 June 2020

We are NOT just mere mules, Valsa Dear, It is much worse than that, I do fear! Not just underrated, perhaps we are hated; before long we will all disappear!

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Valsa George 12 June 2020

By way of comment, you have written an excellent limerick, Kim!

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Khairul Ahsan 05 June 2020

An excellent limerick that describes a real situation; limerick, nay poetry at large, being downrated everywhere.

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Valsa George 12 June 2020

Thank you Khairul once again!

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Khairul Ahsan 05 June 2020

Sadly, I have been pooh-poohed by my own people for, as they say, 'wasting time' on writing poetry! Particulaly, my efforts at writing poetry in English, rather than my mother tongue, are oftn laughed at. But thanks to poetry, I live on, as I engage with them, either writing or reading. Poetry is the culmination of the yearnings of the heart, no matter whether anyone reads them or not.

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Valsa George 12 June 2020

'Thanks to poetry, I live on'! It cannot be put any better! Thanks a lot Khairul.... for stating a truth that can be understood only by people who have poetry in their blood!

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