Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 148,976 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Limerick R42 In-Laws - Poem by Rajnish Manga

FIL- Darling, tomorrow we shall go to Lancaster;
To find out a match for my youngest daughter;
SIL-Would it be proper, Sir,
As I am also a flopper, Sir,
I cannot be a privy to someone else' slaughter'.

(FIL = Father-in-law / SIL = Son-in-law)

Topic(s) of this poem: daughter, failure, flaw, relationship

Form: Limerick


Comments about Limerick R42 In-Laws by Rajnish Manga

  • V.m.saraswathy Munuswamy (4/15/2016 8:30:00 PM)


    Very funny, nice work (Report) Reply

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  • (3/19/2016 11:47:00 AM)


    had a good laugh and learned a new word flopper
    thank you Ragnish
    (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/1/2016 11:55:00 PM)


    Wow poet u know how to write limericks too? Super fun rhyme word choice n leaves us giggling with laughter. I find limericks very hard to compose. Maybe I should try hard one day. Thumbs up n thanx. (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (2/15/2016 12:26:00 PM)


    My very dear friend Rajnish. Please pardon
    the effrontey of my suggested Anglicised
    re-write of your excellent limerick.
    (Incidentally, finding a rhyme for the words
    'daughter' and 'slaughter' was a challenge
    finally coming to Potter in Nebraska, USA)

    It was not a difficult task to find a rhythm,
    (da da dum.. da da dum .. da da dum)
    and I believe it can now be sung easily.

    thus:

    father-in-law: 'Tomorrow we both go to Potter,
    Finding MATCH there for MY youngest
    daughter'
    son-in-law: ' But WOULD it be proper, sir,
    As I'm also a flopper, sir;
    And would rather not witness the slaughter.'

    (You have assured me that my interpretation of
    a 'flopper' is correct. An East Indian
    popular term for a husband who has had a wife
    arbitrarily selected for him by his parents and
    is pictured as being hooked, pulled out onto
    the dock, and left flopping.) beautifully visioned.

    looking forward to a further collaboration
    (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (2/15/2016 9:15:00 PM)

    You have done an excellent re-write here, WES. Your indefatigable spirit inspires us.

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/9/2016 12:37:00 AM)


    This one is sure to bring a smile to the reader's face. Full of wit n humor. A light-hearted view of the matrimonial failure. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (2/8/2016 7:30:00 PM)


    Hahaha! Great limerick! Thanks for share. (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek (2/6/2016 5:36:00 PM)


    hahaha just loved the humour. Witty limerick. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (2/4/2016 7:22:00 AM)


    A very interesting poem, liked the abbreviations-FIL and Sil. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/3/2016 1:09:00 PM)


    Awesome.....Liked the humour in this conversation, Thanks for sharing this lively talk between FIL and SIL..10 (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (2/2/2016 11:24:00 AM)


    LOL, Thank you for sharing this great funny poem. (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (2/2/2016 11:16:00 AM)


    LOL, Thank you for sharing this great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (2/2/2016 10:34:00 AM)


    Funny......a good one sir.....thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/31/2016 6:12:00 AM)


    Ha...... ha! Wonderful limerick! A sure 10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/31/2016 4:38:00 AM)


    A visit! With the muse of in-laws. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016



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