Myrtle (A Limerick)

I have written over 100 poems in my lifetime, but most have been lost. Somewhere, there is a Zip disk (remember those?) out there with my poetry on it. I’m sure I’ll never see it again. Anyhow, this limerick popped into my head a few days ago, so I decided to publish it before I forget it again. I wrote this many years ago, probably around 1993-1995. I wrote another limerick the same day, but so far, I can’t remember what it was about. If I can remember, I’ll come back and post it later.

Skinny Myrtle


There once was a woman named Myrtle
who was skinny but not very fertile
    She wanted a kid,
    but when finally she did—
She had to start wearing a girdle!

Fat Myrtle
Have you written any limericks? Feel free to share them in the comments—but keep it clean! This is a family-friendly site.

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