L is for Limerick

A limerick is a poem of five lines in a single stanza with rhyme scheme AABBA and usually intended to be humorous and suggestive.


This is a repost from one of my poems created the poetic scavenger hunt hosted by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This poem is in the form of The Donna, which is a syllabic limerick (8/6/4/4/6) with rhyming scheme xabba, xcddc, etc.

A Girl Named Donna

Once there was a girl named Donna
She lived across the street
I had a crush
My heart was mush
Hoping to some day meet.

Then I saw her in the window
Dancing to her own beat
Naked and free
For me to see
Everything but her feet.

The sight made me very dizzy
My belly felt so odd
What a feeling
All from seeing
Donna’s hot dancing bod.

The next day her house stood empty
She’d moved away that night
Oh, how I cried
Couldn’t stop, I tried
I prayed for one more sight.

Then arrived a big moving van
Out popped a cute red head
My heart beat rushed
I felt quite flushed
And all I saw was Red.

“L” in Zapfino Typeface
Zapfino “L” Found Pattern

Be well,


  1. Jamie says:

    Limericks are so much fun! Hard to write sometimes, but fun.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      I like when poetry doesn’t take it self so seriously and the limerick is a great example. Thanks!


  2. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! I suppose the Donna is a derivative of the limerick so it should count! At least the suggestive content is definitely in keeping with a limerick flavor!

    Liked by 1 person

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