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The All New Limericks Thread.

Unread postby rayb » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:59 am

Rules: Very few. The first line needs to be SANParks related. Ideally, there will be some sort of rhyme. Each new post adds just the next line. It helps if you copy and paste the previous lines before adding your own. You can use Quote but it looks neater. References to other Forumites should be kept sweet. Whoever completes the last line starts the next limerick.

The Mods may wish to add additional guidance.


So, here goes:

In a race between lion and cheetah
The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:30 pm

In a race between lion and cheetah
Which started with a growl and the sound of a distant hadida
Said the lion to the cheetah I'll teach'ya'
I'm the one that's gonna beatýa
The cheetah replied in a wink of an eye
That sounds like so much pie in the sky
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

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Unread postby rayb » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:50 pm

Good first try but there are some conventions regarding limericks. They have 5 lines. The first and second lines should rhyme, the third and fourth rhyme and then the fifth line should rhyme with the first. For example.

A forumite lost his wildcard
and his back became badly jarred
just for a laugh
he'd climbed a giraffe
fell off and landed quite hard.


Anyway, if you still have the will to live. it's Elsa's turn to start. :?
The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity

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Unread postby Pjw » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:22 pm

An elephant by the name of Duke
Had a son, which he had named Luke
He was as bad as he was big
And he eats many a twig
He ate so much it made him puke :shock:



There was a game ranger named Arthur
"In the end we conserve only that which we love, we love only that which we understand, we understand only that which we are taught"
(Baba Dioum, Senegalese Ecologist)

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Unread postby Jazil » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:39 pm

There was a game ranger named Arthur
Who's lovely wife was called Martha
He loved her so dearly
She couldn't see clearly
And now he's become a Fathur!!!! :roll:



There was a young lass from Satara
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Unread postby Spotted Cat » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:23 am

There was a young lass from Satara
Who wanted to ride an Impala
but she had to make do
and ride a Gnu
so she arrived late for the gala !

One evening at Sunset ...
"Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself."

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Unread postby JenB » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:40 pm

An angel called Matthys was hot on the cam
and there was me thinking Matt was a man!
Well if thoughts could change gender
oh boy, what a mind bender!
Instead of a ewe she'd be a ram!

*Next*
It was a dark night in Skukuza
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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Unread postby Freda » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:45 pm

It was a dark night in Skukuza
with the Hyenas all drunk on Gazooza
they giggled and laughed
and acted quite daft
Next morning they'd need a real soother!

I met this guy at Crookes Corner

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Unread postby Jazil » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:20 pm

I met this guy at Crooks Corner
who traded in flora and fauna
He took flowers and bees
elephants and fleas
And said I am not Litte Jack Horner!



Next:

Forumite Rayb has started this plea
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Unread postby Pjw » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:21 pm

I met this guy at Crooks Corner
who traded in flora and fauna
He took flowers and bees
elephants and fleas
and gave them an expensive aura


Next
The baboon was standing at Cape Point
"In the end we conserve only that which we love, we love only that which we understand, we understand only that which we are taught"
(Baba Dioum, Senegalese Ecologist)

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Unread postby JenB » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:27 pm

Forumite Rayb has started this plea
To keep this limerick flowing free
Blessed with the "Gift of the Gab"
using words in a way that is fab
continuing his word bending spree!

*Next*
On the rock, near the water
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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Unread postby Jazil » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:33 pm

The baboon was standing at Cape Point
obviously casing the joint.
He found a cap for his head
made of wicker and lead
And a candle with which to anoint!

Next: As jenb said above

On the rock, near the water
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Unread postby Freda » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:52 pm

On the rock, near the water
stood a man with his daughter
watching a hippo at play
Just listen, you might hear him say
I really am pleased that I brought her


Next:
I am sitting at Sunset Dam

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Unread postby JenB » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:46 pm

I am sitting at Sunset Dam
Over there in the distance is a Ram
with long spiraled horns,
all tangled in thorns
but his coat as smooth as a lamb.

*Next*
Against the blue sky, the fish eagle soared
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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Unread postby JenB » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:24 pm

Against the blue sky, the fish eagle soared
And far in the distance a lion roared
This is Africa, an amazing place
It has it's own laid back pace
over here you will never be bored!

*Next*
As heavy clouds darken the skies
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France


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