WORLD OF WORDS: Limerick competition winners

Who knew that Worthing held such brilliant limericists?

So many wonderful entries came in to the competition that it took days of discussions and arguments before we finally came up with six of the best.

Congratulations to everyone who submitted a ‘rick: just because your verse isn’t included below doesn’t mean you aren’t brilliant!

There was a young athlete named Cleo

Who competed in Games down in Rio.

She ran and she ran

And met a young man

Now this duo will soon be a trio!

Gill Kelly

Br’er Fox had a taste for a stew.

‘ know, old Br’er Rabbit will do.

I can wrap him in pastry,

This will make him quite tasty,

A nice change from my usual vindaloo.’

Rhona Gorringe

A swashbuckling pirate called Hugh

Had only one eye and not two.

When his crew said ‘Aye, aye.’

He replied with a sigh

‘Don’t remind me that I’m pas de deux.’

Philippa Bower

A pretty young copper from Brighton

Wore his best togs on Pride day to frighten

The neighbouring forces

And all of their horses

Which the onlookers took great delight in.

Zoe King

Said a lady from Haverstock Hill

‘Of men I’ve had more than my fill

Except for John, Larry,

Mike, Jock, Rex, Wilf and Harry,

Ben, Stanley, Bruce, David and Bill.’

Rita Holroyd

A zebra was bought by some farmers

And loosed in a field full of llamas.

They gave him a fright

In the dark of the night

When they tried to remove his pyjamas.

Jonathan Bryant


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