Thursday, September 15

A Proverbs Limerick

The man who is wise in this life
Values character o'er skill in a wife.
Much better a diet
Of dry bread, with quiet,
Than a house full of feasting with strife. (Proverbs 17:1)


Already there are limericks to add.

  • Rey, who is worried that his limerick stinks (Hey! If you're limerick stinks, it's probably quite perfect, limerickwise.), gives us:

    There once was a man in full wrath
    Who was tearing up all in his path.
    But soft words were said
    That put that anger to bed
    Now you go ahead; do the math. (Prov 15:1)

  • Ian Mackenzie post his limerick on his own blog.

  • Rey, who is afflicted with limerick induced insomnia, writes another one:

    There once was a pretty cute lady
    Whose business was a li'l bit shady
    Said one passerby
    Avoid her black lies
    Her door is the pathway to Hades. (Proverbs 5:1-8)

  • Lisa Strite uses Wallace and Gromit in hers:

    Wallace is usually jolly
    But sometimes he's foolish, by golly
    Like his dog named Gromit
    Returning to his vomit
    Is a fool who repeats his own folly. (Proverbs 26:1)

  • From Pete H. who delivered these in real life:

    I'm older and wiser, you bet,
    There are still things I simply don't get:
    Eagles sail on the sky,
    Ships on oceans sail by,
    But understanding a woman....not yet! (Proverbs 30:18,19

    Be wise son, not simply a goof!
    Proverbs gives you the proof.
    If your quarrelsome wife
    Is causing you strife,
    Move your junk and your pad to the roof. (Proverbs 25:24)

    When the love of your life has been spurned
    And your head to another is turned,
    Look you dumb sap!
    Put coals in your lap,
    Then wonder if you're going to get burned? (Proverbs 6:20-35)

    Oh kings forget your red wine,
    And rulers--no more Bud divine,
    But for the depressed
    And those sore oppressed,
    To get and stay sloshed is just fine. (Proverbs 31:4-7)

    Anyone else want to take a stab at a Proverbs limerick? Post it in the comments or on your own blog.
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