Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wager ~ Acrostics Only Limerick (also another Limerick)


Win some lose some always say

Aces he's holding today

Game winning card he could

Extra help would be good

Right up his sleeve it did stay

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The wager between the boys
(Limerick, not an acrostic poem)

I will make you a little wager
I can make you answer your pager
sneaked out to make that call
found a lady in the hall
bring home some milk or be a stranger

Photos and Poem
Copyright © 2010 Jimmiehov
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Written for Acrostics Only April, 2010,
Prompt 8, Acrostic Limerick - WAGER


1. Prompt 8: Acrostic Limerick - WAGER(Limerick Form - a limerick is defined as “a light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of 5 anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba”. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 of Limericks have 5 to 7 syllables and the last words rhyme.)

2. The Card Players (Les joueurs de cartes)
by Paul Cézanne 1890-1892 (link)
[Photo taken by Jim at Musée d'Orsay, París (

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At Monday, May 17, 2010 7:32:00 AM, Blogger Saras said...

Very nice One, Jim. Sounding Good.

At Monday, May 17, 2010 10:28:00 PM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

Wow.. super writing. with the witty element as strong as ever! I've never tried my hand at this sort of poem, it seems to be quite difficult, what with one having to adhere to so many rules! So I doubly admire you, for your ease and expertise. :)

At Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:40:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

Lovely acrostic. I love the limerick style as well. Nicely written Jim.

At Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:40:00 AM, Anonymous Gel said...

I like that surprise ending in the last ling.

That limerick made me smile!

At Sunday, June 06, 2010 3:35:00 AM, Blogger Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

Jim both of these are good and very entertaining.


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