A Spoonful of Limericks


A lovely new faucet and sink
Decided to drip through a chink.
“Look, ma: a pool!”
Cried the poor mother’s fool.
The plumber charged $699.


“Who did this?” Dad calls to the room.
The light’s on; he’s tripped on the broom.
His belts and neckties
Are knotted, mid-thigh.
Son says, “It’s The Fortress of Doom!”


There once was a mother of four
Who never could sweep up her floor.
The clothes and the toys
Were stuck beneath boys.
Daddy wonders who taught them to swore.

11 thoughts on “A Spoonful of Limericks

    • Chelsea Owens July 20, 2018 / 10:51 am

      All limericks listed may most certainly be based upon the writer and her week.


  1. Benjamin Woolridge July 20, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I love how you abandoned the rhyme scheme in the first one to highlight the harsh reality of the situation without losing the humor.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chelsea Owens July 20, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      😀 Thanks. That’s exactly what my thought process was: “Gotta rhyme with ‘sink’.. Oh, heck with that; that plumber was EXPENSIVE!”

      Liked by 1 person

  2. magicquill17 July 28, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Nice work with all of them, Chelsea👍
    But my favourite is definitely the last one.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Violet Lentz April 3, 2019 / 8:00 am

    Every one a gem! You have such a way of creating absolutely believable characters..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chelsea Owens April 3, 2019 / 9:09 am

      Thank you, J. I really appreciate your taking time to read through my stuff.


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