Monday, 21 September 2009
The Queen's Tuesday Meme #11 The Loud & Raucous Poetry Meme (Not)
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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #11.
A Tuesday meme
Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!
Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours.
And please, stay out of the dungeon.
You don't want to go there.
This week the questions are sheer poetry. Nonsensical. Cerebral. Challenging. The answers should be too.
I have given you seven familiar limericks. Your job is to change them by filling in the blanks. Here's an example of a limerick.
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, 'Does it buzz?'
He replied, 'Yes, it does!'
'It's a regular brute of a Bee!'
Lines 1, 2 & 5 rhyme. Lines 3 & 4 rhyme. You can use more than one word to fill the blank but the end words must rhyme appropriately. Now fill in the blanks with the limericks I've given you. Don't think about them too much. Usually the first word that pops in your head can be used to make a very funny poem. Try it!
1.There was an Old Man of great age
Who lived upon eggs in a cage
When that did not work
He took the hen, went berserk
That nasty Old Man of a rage.
2. There was a Young Lady whose eyes
Were unique as to color and size
When she opened them wide
People all turned aside
And started away in great size.
3. There was a Young Lady of Wales
Who casually sat on a nail
When the door squeezed her arm
She exclaimed, 'I am calm?'
This courageous Young Lady of ails.
4.There was an Old Man with a rose
Who bumped at it with his nose;
But they called out, 'that's bad!
You're a horrid old cad!'
So they smashed that Old Man with a hose
5. There was a Young Lady whose dress,
Came untied when the birds ate cress.
But she said: 'I don't care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my breast!'
6. There was an Old Man of the sea,
Who never knew what he should be;
So he tore off his top,
And behaved like a mop,
That intrinsic Old Man of great glee..
7. There was an Old Man of Lochnor,
Who had the most curious snore;
For while he was asleep,
He slept on a heap.
That funny Old Man of no more.
Hat tip: Edward Lear
Original limericks are HERE. Don't peek 'til you've finished or it's you-know-where for the likes of you.