Elisabeth Anne Wingle


Uncle Kim - Poem by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

I received a call from my uncle
His problem was with a carbuncle
I said 'Uncle Gee whiz,
I don't know what that is! .
Is it anything like a turnbuckle? '

Topic(s) of this poem: humor, limerick

Form: Limerick


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Well, Kim Barney I have accepted your challenge, not an easy rhyme. I guess I should be grateful that the problem wasn't an orange! Nice to meet you!

Comments about Uncle Kim by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

  • Bri Edwards (10/9/2016 11:18:00 PM)


    yes, close, but no cigar!

    why didn't you just use turnbunkle? who would know the difference?

    yes, orange is a read toughy! !

    today i read and commented on:

    The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus by Tan Pratonixff.................he used benison to rhyme with venison. i'd never heard of benison! maybe because i lack religion?

    bri :)

    and poem is not easy to rhyme. about the best i've been able to come up with is something like show 'em.
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  • Kim Barney (1/21/2016 9:20:00 AM)


    Fantastic, Elisabeth! I didn't think you could find anything to rhyme with uncle and carbuncle, but you came incredibly close.
    Great job. Oh, and thanks for naming the poem after me!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016



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