A Prince of Denmark once rued
The death of his father so crude
Death to Polonius
And King Claudius
So everyone ended up screwed.
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Nathan Bednarek | October 27, 2008 - 12:54
Haha, I like this one! Short, but punchy and very effective. It's good to see you posting your work again Mr T ;-p
artisus | October 27, 2008 - 19:43
very nice. hmm. :)
MistakenMagic | October 31, 2008 - 12:42
Love this! The last line is classic :)
QueenElf | November 3, 2008 - 18:00
Loved it! LisaX
shoebox | December 4, 2008 - 14:22
This is a good one. Help me with Obama--you do one & I'll do one. :)
Calliopenjo | January 16, 2009 - 21:23
Thank you for thinking highly of my story Wisdom Through a Mirror. This poem is short and straight to the point. It's funny. Thanks for sharing.
threeleafshamrock | February 2, 2009 - 18:29
I love the Limerick, although it seems to be a dying art. I remember back in my school days - in the cave - they were all the rage. We had a teacher, who actually encouraged us to come up with one a day (the best one receiving a prize. They were a great way to focus on many aspects of the language discipline; a great way to get kids to use dictionaries or a thesaurus - and good fun into the bargain. See 'Stupid Aspirations' and 'A Great time for Poetry'...Thanks TC
Midnight_Dreams | February 23, 2009 - 17:24
Haha! Nice, especially the last line! :)
GerryBJ | March 12, 2009 - 05:09
Very nice. Gerry. xx
Caolan_le_Paddy | March 26, 2009 - 13:35
A great limerick, although I've been meaning to read/watch Hamlet I think this pretty much sums it up from what I've heard :)
cobalt x | April 21, 2009 - 15:35
I dont see the point. It clearly sums it up quite well, but there was nothing clever about it.
Thebighand5 | April 28, 2009 - 15:47
This is really bad.
How dare you!
Thebighand5 | April 28, 2009 - 15:49
Sorry. I apoligise for that.
Being harsh never solved anything.
mcscraic | August 16, 2009 - 00:14
In relation to the theme and topic , keep it simple stupid is my advice . Address your use of metric feet and value . It should be uniform throuout the poem but you mis sections in this Limerick are way out of porportion .
The Limerick may look a simple and easy structure but the English expresion to be consise must have a little more value . Think more and give time to how you use words and metre .
Don't give up .
C_A_JONEStechno | October 31, 2009 - 12:15
C A Jones
I loved it. Short and to the point.
As for the critics - where do they get all those rules? They remind me od that guy in "Good Morning Vietnam" who kept lecturing Robin Williams' character on comedy.
Oliver Marshall | November 18, 2009 - 12:49
short and simple. lovely
xwriterx | December 16, 2009 - 17:12
I love this!!! :)
Let your dreams take you where they may, and always follow them.
Nolan | January 9, 2010 - 16:37
In a nutshell!
C_A_JONEStechno | January 10, 2010 - 14:46
Firebird | January 28, 2010 - 21:52
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Nolan | March 23, 2010 - 22:59
maggyvaneijk | April 12, 2010 - 17:13
this made me smile, a lot :)
davidgee | May 9, 2010 - 11:36
Tony, I'm a HUGE fan of limericks. Just ordered Count Palmyro Vicarion's Book of Lewd Limericks from Amazon (aka Chris Logue). Read your three most recent ones. Ideally, you need to make them smutty (if only mildly) since smut is the very essence of the genre! Polonius/Claudius won't do. 'Phoney as' could be worked in! Keep at it!
Nolan | May 9, 2010 - 13:22
There was a young woman from Thrace
Who’s corset would no longer lace
Her mother said Nelly there’s more in your belly
Than ever went in through your face!
Nolan | May 9, 2010 - 13:24
tcook | May 10, 2010 - 10:08
This was written in response to an Inspiration Point - the notion of which was the hone down a book, play or song into a limerick. It was only a bit of quick fun -it's hardly a literary masterpiece!
danrama | November 24, 2010 - 18:44
Rozencratz and Guildernstern would be proud
Nolan | November 24, 2010 - 22:43
Guess so. Not that far yet. Just Ophelia and the ghost and that.
Sooz006 | March 14, 2011 - 20:02
You know me and poetry, love your prose, but this does what it says on the can. Good use of the IP and as you say, a quick length of the swimming pool for the brain rather than running an entire marathon. Any writing that makes you think, is good writing. Tony, I don't have time to read much these days, if I send you all the books that I haven't got time for, could you please limerick them for me. I've been on Life of Pi for two months and I NEED to know what happens to Richard Parker. And if you reply and say...' he dies,' I'll cry.
Daniel Saint-John | November 25, 2011 - 02:07
funny and to the point.
hilary west | March 19, 2012 - 00:09
I love limericks and this one is ace!
Denzella | October 5, 2012 - 15:41
Had to read this.
I think you've just about summed up the whole play.
Shakespeare would be so proud! If nothing else he liked economy of words.
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