Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hercules & The Waggoner - A Vintage Walter Crane Limerick

When the God saw the Waggoner kneel,
Crying, "Hercules! Lift me my wheel,
From the mud where 'tis stuck!"
He laughed - "No such luck;
Set your shoulder yourself to the wheel."

The gods help those who help themselves.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Groundhog's Day Limerick Poem for Kids

There once was a groundhog named Phil
He liked to keep out of the chill
On Feb. 2 he saw
His shadow grown tall-
So he scurried back under his hill.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Who Is Your Favorite President? A President's Day Limerick Poem.

presidents day limerick poem for kids


Now President's Day is nigh
So who is your favorite guy?
A William or John,
Or maybe a Ron,
Or the one who could not tell a lie?


I've studied the 43 men*
And made up my mind only when
After much thinkin'
Decided that Lincoln
Was clearly the best that has been.


*Obama is the 44th President, but Grover Cleveland was president for two nonconsective terms, so only 43 different men have been President

Friday, January 8, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Limerick Poem

"I have a dream," he said
Then four years later, he's dead
Though he is gone
His spirit lives on
For freedom, his blood, he shed.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Daddy's Nap Limerick

To this overly cautious young chap
Who inquired if she would mayhap
Squeal for help if he kissed her
She replied, "I would mister
But I must'nt disturb Daddy's nap."

Monday, December 21, 2015

We Three Kings - Christmas Hymn - Limerick Style


Three kings of Orient are
With gifts we travel afar
Field and fountain
Moor and mountain
Following yonder star

Born on Bethlehem's plain
I've gold to crown him again
King forever
Ceasing never
Over us all to reign

Incense to offer have I
To honor a deity nigh
Prayer and praising
All men raising
Worship him God most high

Myrrh is bitter perfume
It breathes of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing
Bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

So glorious behold him rise
King, and God, and Sacrifice
Alleluia
Alleluia
Earth to heaven replies

O wondrous star of night
With royal beauty bright
Westward leading
Still proceeding
Show us the Perfect Light

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Wreath Named Jo - Christmas Limerick Poem For Kids

There once was a wreath named Jo
She was proud of her big, red bow
Her circle of greenery
Made beautiful scenery
In the light of the fireplace glow.

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Confused Young Elf From Norway - Funny Winter Poem for Kids

A confused, young elf from Norway
Stood in the midst of the doorway
He didn't know
Which way to go
He wanted to know what would Thor say?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

There Once Was an Elf from Perth - Chirstmas Poem for Kids

There once was an elf from Perth
Who was rather well-known for his girth
He ate Turkish Delight
All day and all night
Till he was as big as the earth!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Snowman Afraid of the Heat - A Winter Limerick

There once was a snowman named Pete
He had a just fear of the heat
When he was afraid
He ran for the shade
And covered himself with a sheet.

Friday, December 11, 2015

An Elf From Helsinki - Winter Poem for Kids

There once was an elf from Helsinki
He picked at his nose with his pinkie
But when it got stuck
His friend muttered, "Yuck."
And went back to eating his Twinkie.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Reindeer Named Peter - Funny Winter Poem for Kids

There once was a reindeer named Peter
He drank chocolate milk by the liter
Burgers & fries
And hot apple pies
He was the North Pole's best eater.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

An Elf Named Jangles - Christmas Poem for Children

There was a young elf named Jangles
Whose hair was always in tangles
But she didn't care
'Cause she liked to wear
Ribbons, and bows, and bangles.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Night Before Christmas - Limerick Poem for Children

The stockings were hung with care
With hope St. Nick would be there
All those in the house
(Including the mouse)
Went to bed with a heart-felt prayer.

Monday, December 7, 2015

An Elf Named McWeezer - Funny Christmas Limerick Poem for Kids

There was a young elf named McWeezer
His job was to clean Santa's freezer
It's sad, but it's true
His nose, it turned blue
He was, we know now, quite the sneezer.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Snowman Named Vince - Funny Winter Poem for Kids

There once was a snowman named Vince
But no one has talked to him since
Without any sound
He ate a whole pound
Of super-hot cinnamon mints!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

An Elf Named Lou - Christmas Poem for Kids

funny christmas limerick poem
There once was an elf named Lou
He made the best holiday stew
The one secret spice
That made it so nice
Was dust from Santa's left shoe!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Reason for the Season - A Christmas Poem

Christmas 2015

I hope that your Christmas is merry,
And your jolly St. Nick is hairy,
But remember the reason,
for this joyous season,
Is Jesus, and Joseph, and Mary.


From A Pirate Named Molly, copyright 2013, Randy Imwalle

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Sleigh Belle Named Tingle - Christmas Poem for Kids

christmas 2015
There was a young sleigh bell named Tingle
She loved to ring and to jingle
She shined herself bright
'Cause on Christmas Eve night
She'll be on the sled of Kris Kringle.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Are There Raisins in Your Stuffing Recipe? A Thanksgiving Limerick

Consider the humble brown raisin
It's always demure, never brazen
But when the issue is stuffing
They'll be huffing and puffing
The fights that it starts are amazin'.

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Wraith by the Name of McKay - Halloween Limericks for Kids

Halloween 2015
A wraith by the name of McKay
Liked to lead trick-or-treaters astray
The kids started to cry
When he floated by
But the wind came and blew him away.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

All Hallow's Eve Limerick - Speechless with Fear

At the end of October each year
When All Hallow's Eve is near
The blowing leaves crackle
And old witches cackle
And I'm almost speechless with fear!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Monsters Under My Bed - Halloween Limericks for Kids

There once was a monster named Ted
He filled most children with dread
But I'm in third grade
So I'm not afraid
Except when he's under my bed!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I Know That Witches Aren't Real, But I Am Still Scared - Halloween Limericks for Children

I know that witches aren't real
And magic black cats can't squeal
Make no mistake
Werewolves are fake
But that doesn't change how I feel! (SCARED).

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Young Edward Said He Didn't Care - Halloween Limericks for Kids

Young Edward said he didn't care
'Bout the witches and bats in the air
But he wasn't so smug
When they made him a bug
In the web of a spider's dark lair.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - A Halloween Limerick

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
When Jekyll turns into Hyde
For me, I'll stay inside
The change isn't pretty
Fear spreads through the city
The best thing to do is just hyde.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Go Set A Watchman - Scout's Disillusionment - A Limerick

So what is this new book about?
A tale of the fully-grown Scout.
Her big-person's eyes
Get quite a suprise
And she's filled with anger and doubt.

Friday, July 10, 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus Finch Limerick

A lawyer named Atticus Finch
Paused, but never did flinch
He agreed to defend
Tom R. to the end
And shamed, the mob, not to lynch.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Tale of Paul Revere's Ride - A Limerick

July 4th poem
Citizen, please lend me your ear
For the tale of old Paul Revere.
He rode on his horse,
To Concord, of course,
And warned that the British were near!

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Candy-Striped Beacon at Hatteras - A Limerick

OBX, lighthouse, North Carolina
If the hull of your vessel is leakin'
And safety your crew is seekin'
Through the wind and the gale,
The storm and the hail,
Just search for the candy-striped beacon!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Young Maid of the Isles - Vintage Limerick Postcard

Young Maid of the Isles - Vintage Limerick Postcard
There was a young maid of the Isles
Whose face was pervaded with smiles
She sung, "Highdumdiddle,"
And played on the fiddle
That amiable maid of the Isles.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Man Who Was Deeply In Debt - A Vintage Limerick


A man who was deeply in debt
Said, "No matter whatever I gebt,
My creditors claim
A share of the saim
Which makes me discouraged, you bebt."

Friday, April 3, 2015

The "Hello" Girl's Voice Is So Sweet - A Vinegar Valentine Limerick

The "Hello" Girl's voice is so sweet,
That you ask her to kindly repeat;
But perchance you may find,
She's less gracious or kind,
If you met face to face on the street.

Friday, March 27, 2015

An Old Gourmet Called Lamb - A Vintage Limerick

There was an old gourmet called Lamb
Who indulged in a weakness for hamb;
When they brought him some bacon,
He said, "You're mistaken,
For this stuff, I don't care a damb!"

Monday, March 23, 2015

Is Spring Going To Get Here Or Not - A Limerick

Is Spring going to get here or not?
It's not coming soon as it aught.
We all agree that
This cold needs to scat.
I want to be sweaty and hot!