M.J. Lemon

There Once Was A... - Poem by M.J. Lemon

There once was a brain from Surrey
Who solved equations in a hurry
He studied his beer
Then all became clear…
So ends hope of a Nobel jury

Topic(s) of this poem: humour

Form: Limerick

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For BJH.

Comments about There Once Was A... by M.J. Lemon

  • Terry Craddock (2/6/2017 12:04:00 AM)

    the volume and depth of this poem is in the measure served, the consequences of accuracy in equations, the importance of precise decial point shock ways, the point of placing a simple dot has mommoth consequences (Report) Reply

    Terry Craddock (2/7/2017 12:28:00 AM)

    Yes bays of tragedy, sore throat and had one today, noticed I hit the wrong key above for (the point of placing a simple dot has mammoth consequences)

    (2/6/2017 11:03:00 PM)

    Thanks so much, Terry. And those consequences, and that math! This poem is based on actual circumstances. There are days of tragedy, and they are balanced by bouts of comedy.

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  • (1/29/2017 9:16:00 AM)

    Too much alcohol kills the brain cells. A little, sometimes, may help stimulate the imagination. O course, there are a whole lot better ways to do that. Including writing limericks. I loved this one, M.J. Profoundly amusing, and yet, tragic. Another mighty 10! (Report) Reply

    (1/30/2017 3:07:00 AM)

    Thank you, Richard. And you are so absolutely right. This person, the whole situation, inspires both comedy and tragedy. Here's to the preservation of precious brain cells!

  • Moira Cameron (3/12/2016 12:58:00 AM)

    You just inspired me to write my first Limerick on this site! What fun! (Report) Reply

    (3/12/2016 9:54:00 AM)

    That is amazing. Thank you so much.

  • The Poet Poet (12/27/2015 1:33:00 PM)

    i once had desires of a nobel

    now i think of being only noble
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    (12/28/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    As the philosopher once said, be...noble, good, beautiful, and happy! Thanks for stopping by, Poet.

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/26/2015 11:10:00 PM)

    A nice entertaining poem that asks to think. (Report) Reply

    (12/4/2015 11:30:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Akhtar.

  • Melvina Germain (10/16/2015 10:30:00 AM)

    I like this poem, it's a nice change, fun, witty with a message...Fabulous..... (Report) Reply

    (10/16/2015 11:32:00 PM)

    Thank you so much. I admire M.....'s spirit. He tells me he's still thinking of the Nobel committee. I may have more to say.

  • Bri Edwards (7/18/2015 8:51:00 PM)

    i, too, found this a bit amusing, though others dwelt on the effects of beer-abusing. when i've drunk a beer, my face feels all queer, so i stick to water, milk, or coffee, so my face won't look 'awfy'.

    ok, i found another of your poems i can relate to in some way. thanks for this. :) bri
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    (7/20/2015 2:04:00 PM)

    Thank you...And again...I think both reactions are fair, and frankly should be there. This is a poem based on a real person...some of the behaviour is tragic, some very comic. What is that- -the line dividing comedy and tragedy can be a fine one...

  • Darlene Walsh (5/27/2015 5:42:00 PM)

    I know so many people that have destroyed there life with drinking (and drugs) . Your poem has so much truth in it. (Report) Reply

    (5/28/2015 10:17:00 PM)

    And it is something that is at times so hard to watch. Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated.

  • Elena Sandu (5/16/2015 10:30:00 PM)

    Each time I try to give a ten I get error sorry. Wish I give to this poem much more. It shows in such a short space with so simple lines of wit, how drinking could destroy not only health and life but aso dreams. Thank you for sharing, great pen! (Report) Reply

    (5/19/2015 5:01:00 PM)

    Thank you so much. And yes, you are so right. This is in fact a story about what happens when the toxic mix of drink and brain cells fails to work well, or at all. I don't know what's happening with the ratings. I've had the same thing happen over maybe the past week. At some point I'll need to go back and revisit, and rate, a few poems. Thanks again

  • (4/15/2015 2:36:00 AM)

    M. J.
    Loved your limerick.! ! !
    Love them...and this one is wonderful.
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    (4/16/2015 11:37:00 PM)

    Thanks so much. I really appreciate all your words.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/2/2015 10:39:00 PM)

    Nicely composed in brief.Funny, interesting and well presented. Many thanks. (Report) Reply

    (4/3/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    Thank you! Thanks so much...

  • Hans Vr (3/22/2015 2:45:00 AM)

    Funny, brief and very well written. A pleasure to read (Report) Reply

    (3/22/2015 11:36:00 AM)

    I appreciate your kind words. Thanks so much.

  • Mohammad Skati (3/18/2015 3:53:00 PM)

    What a pretty poem! I loved it. Thanks. (Report) Reply

    (3/19/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    I appreciate your words. Thank you so much, Mohammad!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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