Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Limerick--By Arthur Ford--United States

Jimmy, as odd as can be
Was obsessed with brevity,
He always said, "fridge,"
Used only the abridged
And fished from his tub, not the sea.

Arthur C. Ford, Sr. is originally from New Orleans, LA., where he graduated from Southern University (S.U.N.O.). He studied Mathematics, Physics, Creative Writing (Poetry) and was a member of The Drama Society. He has traveled to 45 States, lived in Europe (Bruxelles, Belgium), and more recently spent 30 days doing missionary work and traveling throughout the country of India. He publishes a quarterly poetry newsletter entitled THE PEN(The Poetry Explosion Newsletter), and resides in Pittsburgh, PA.


  1. Arthur, thank you for the good laugh. I needed one this afternoon. It takes talent to come up with a limerick that can do that for me. Thanks for sharing your talent here with us on Whispers. Looking forward to reading more limericks you write.

  2. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    I've aways been partia to a good limerick, Arthur and yours is no exception. You've got my creative juices going to work one in. Good Job of it. thanks Arthur.

    Bob D

  3. Dear Arthur:

    "Used only the abridged" love love love it. It is so much fun to read.


  4. Hi, there, Arthur, I like that you have crossed the line and have written this limerick according to your own rules and I really like that about a writer...... your limerick is funny, too, a bit of satire thrown and it is perfecto! Sheri

  5. Great fun. A touch of the Irish for sure! Ralph

  6. Hi Arthur,
    What an interesting poem. Got a giggle rom the way he used only the "abridged." Different style from most limericks, but it does give the reader a great laugh. Well said! Best wishes, Carolyn

  7. I love limericks! And you have excelled...perfection. You gave me a good laugh this morning - what a way to start my day! Kristina

  8. Nice Limerick, Arthur. Continued blessings, my friend!

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