Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Three Limericks - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

There once was a poet named Stu,
he would write 'til his fingers turned blue.
When he searched for a rhyme
he committed a crime,
they said only free-versing for you.

In the greatest of rivers, the Nile
lived a six meter crocodile.
A reptilian purist
he would eat only tourists
you could tell when he had, by his smile.

My great uncle Dan is no more
he would sleep standing up and would snore.
With his mouth open wide
a huge roach crawled inside
and it left through the open back door.


Comments about Three Limericks by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (6/19/2007 5:01:00 AM)

    We've had our concerns about words
    Whose meanings have flown with the birds
    So, I'll offer this truce
    For my phrasing abstruse
    To be sealed by the sheathing of swords
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  • (6/19/2007 4:53:00 AM)

    There was a young lady called liz
    whose limerick was lacking in fizz
    So she whipped out her pen
    And said once again
    Dear Herbert your Limericks the biz.
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  • (6/18/2007 8:51:00 AM)

    There was an Oz poet named Herbert
    whose limerick source had been severed
    so he wheeled out his own
    to an obsence of groans
    Now we all think old Herbert is clever
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011


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