Friday Limericks: I Wish…

First off, some thanks to a few people, so that they don’t get lost below the limericks. Thanks to the people who commented last week! My goodness, what wonderful verses! I am sorry I have been so busy in the real world–I should have heaped praises on each of you at the time. I hope that now is not too late. (Speaking of too late, it is never too late to add a comment onto one of those threads. Limericks should not be confined to Fridays alone, after all. Also, I should have thanked MuseSusan by name, 2 weeks ago, for her comment on “Limerick/War” that inspired the Friday Limerick Post. Thank you, MuseSusan–you are aptly named.

Now, on to the topic. “I wish”. There is a lot of room to play with this one. You can be silly:

I wish that my office were round
With no corners at all to be found
You would find me no mourner
For stacks in the corner—
Now everything’s all in one mound!

Or poignant:

I wish on the stars every night
That again she’ll return to my sight
It’s been too many years
And I can’t count the tears,
But the stars wouldn’t let me down… right?

Or put words in someone else’s mouth:

I wish I could frolic with squid
More closely than Jacques Cousteau did
I could study their charms
While ensnared in their arms
And surrender control to my id!

–P. Z. Myers

Even someone’s mouth you wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot toothbrush:

I wish I possessed such a brain
That biologists could not explain—
A fiery crucible
All irreducible—
Or, hell, at least one that was sane!

–M. Behe

Or just be boring and write a normal limerick…

I wish it were summer already
With the temperatures all nice and steady
These up-and-down weeks
Are for rougher physiques
I’ll just wait here in bed with my teddy.

Ok, have at it! I really wish you would…


  1. says

    I wish I could think up a rhymeLike you can in so little time,I’m planning, you see,A limerick spree,Of my own, but they’re hard to design!

  2. says

    I wish that you wouldn’t so tease usWith requests that are cunning and devious.Your posts always rhymeBut why also should mine?It’s enough to turn one to Jesus :)

  3. says

    Inspired by your last one and the current weather where I am writing this:For us mammals who live far up north,When the month which we count is the fourthWith whoops of elationWe leave hibernationAnd with spring in our steps sally forth!For although they are beautifully starkOur winters are long, cold and dark,and if you assumethat we also gloomI’m afraid you’re not far off the mark.But it’s payback time now, you can tell,we are sick of the winter-winds yell!Be gone, every storm-moan!Now let every hormonedo the job that they all do so well!

  4. says

    Entry #1:I wish I had magical powerTo make all my enemies cowerI’d brandish my wandAnd watch as they fawnedWhat great amusement for an hour!Entry #2:I wish there were three of meHow productive then I would be”One” would do work all day”Two” could have fun and playWhile “Three” writes limericks for thee

  5. says

    I wish I were brave just like you,Could speak up -just say what is true…Without the façade, I’d escape the godsquad, But fam’ly religion’s like glue.The candor I see on your sites,Fills me with great shiv’ring delights. My boggling brain is in danger of sprain,Keeping up with you really cool Brights.It’s mind-blowing to entertainThe freedom y’all feel from disdainOf religionist blather, like I’d really rather,But speaking my mind I abstain. This blogging’s a thing I’ve not done;Coming out is an action I shun.I blog through the nights, when they’ve turned out the lights.Mocking fundies and zealots. What fun!My family, I love them a lot,But openish minds they’ve not got.Fundamentalist people; Creationist sheeple,Yet hurt them, I really could not.I don’t know a way to impartThe things that I hold in my heart…About the sky dad; t’would sure make them mad,If I said they’re crazy, not smart.So here I sit typing these rhymes‘Bout stuff they would think are high crimesBy reason I’m saved. I’m now so depraved,I’m making mock of the End Times!

  6. says

    I wish I was able to rhymeAt the drop of a hat or a dimeLike our versatile hostWho’s comes up with the mostExcellent rhymes all the time.And I wish I had known about Friday – That for limericks any is my day -So I guess I’ll go backand supply there the lackOn that angry, not wishing why day.But before I go there I’ll impartThis wish that is dear to my heart:When the tournament’s done,The Vols will have wonNumber Eight: then the party will start!

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