Welcome to 2020 National Limerick Day.
Excerpts from https://nationaltoday.com/national-limerick-day/
Write your own limerick
The zanier, the better. Get together with a group of friends to see who can come up with the funniest, most nonsensical five-liner to pay homage to Edward Lear. When you come up with your best draft, make sure to share it with us by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
They let us be creative
Limericks are short and easy to write. It’s a great way to put pen to paper and bust out a few poems! Think up kooky characters and situations, and put them together in a quick poem. Impress your friends by writing a couple and see which ones they like best!
They are of the people
Not everyone loves poetry. Some can be hard to understand, or a little too humorless and emotional. Limericks offer a fun way to still be poetic, without taking themselves too seriously. Not every poem has to be 100 lines long without any rhyming. Limericks live a little and make you laugh!
They remind us of our youth
Remember English class and learning about poetry? We can still hear our English teacher’s voice reciting these melodic lines: “Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, and down he run. Hickory dickory dock.”
We hope you enjoy our poems…
There is an old mom in Fourways
Who is more relieved than she says
As she watches agasp
as parents and staff
navigating the lockdown maze.
A Limerick on the origin of Limerick day – Sarah Tucker
The auspicious 12th of May
Is known as the limerick day.
The day Lear was born
don’t treat it with scorn!
The delightful 12th of May.
There was a sports coach sitting at home
Who was asked to right a quick poem
He thought it was fun
Until he thought of none
Now he is going outside for a roam
The “new normal” is now where we’re at
Wearing a mask instead of a hat
No hugs and no kisses
No weddings for Mr and Mrs
Our lives are now Levels, that’s that!
There once was a school in Midrand
Where working during Covid was planned
Off course it is off site
We don’t want a fight
The teaching and admin’s quite grand.
Online teaching, Yammer and Zoom
These went off with a big boom
While in lockdown we wait
Our teaching’s first rate
So that kids can still learn from their room.
The school is closed up all day
No children, laughter or play
Teaching happens on line
And there’s no time to w(h)ine
Please let us open in May.
An Ode to Lawrence and our IT team:
There once was a teacher stuck at home
Trying to do all her work on her phone
Coz her computer went bust,
But why all the fuss?
Thanks to Lawrence there’s no need to moan!
In 2020 the world was afflicted
With a virus that Bill Gates predicted
Kids stayed inside
Hotel owners cried
And bootleggers thrived unrestricted