Some of the more famous and witty limericks are as follows:
Hickory Dickory Dock,
A Mouse ran up the Clock,
The Clock Struck One,
The Mouse fell down,
And Hickory Dickory Dock
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican (pronounced belly-can),
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm darned if I know how the helican (pronounced hell-he-can)
A Clerihew is a four-line poem that pokes fun at the famous. These mini-verses have these main rules:
1. They rhyme AABB i.e. The first two lines rhyme, the last 2 lines rhyme, and they rhyme differently. The third and fourth lines are usually longer than the first two.
2. They're about a celebrity named in the first line. The first line consists solely (or almost solely) of the subject's name.
Some famous clerihews are as follows:
Sir Humphry Davy
Was not fond of gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium
(This was the first ever clerihew)
Did Descartes (pronounced De-cart)
With the thought
"Therefore I'm not"?
Well, I tried penning a few of my own. I made a few limericks when I was a kid, but I don't remember them now. I have tried a few limericks and clerihews and they are as follows:
There was this guy from Maine
Who went on a honeymoon to Spain
There he told his lovely wife
"Ah! This is the life!"
There is only joy, no pain!
I met her in a bar in France
She seemed to be in a trance
I asked her if she was ok
She looked at me in dismay
I understood her - Don't take a chance in France
Soon President Bush will vacate the seat
He's gonna let someone else take on the heat
The media still whines "Who'll it be - McCain or Obama?"
But the bigger question is - "Where on earth is Osama?"
I once met George Bush in a dream
He was 80 and had lost all his sheen
I told him "Osama is still hiding"
"Your soldiers are still fighting"
He said - "In my world, Reality is the new dream"
I once met a girl named Honey
Who felt she was always funny
She woke up one night
Amid terror and fright
She cried - "I've been robbed of all my money!"
Well, more stuff when my mind permits!