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 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)

    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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
    (Report) Reply

    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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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    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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

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

    Elena,
    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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    Mj Lemon (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

    Mj Lemon (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

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

    Hans,
    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

    Mj Lemon (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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