Right; a challenge for you. I might try and run this as a weekly thing, depending on how good you all are at it. No prizes to offer, obviously, other than your own self-satisfaction and ego massaging.
For those not in the know, and shame on you if so, a limerick is:
A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!’
The last words of the first two lines must rhyme, as must the following two – the fifth line must then rhyme with the first two. Easy.
So, this week’s starting line is: So on now to Faisalabad and to get you going, here’s my horrible attempt:
So on now to Faisalabad
Shabbir, Malik have been had
Trescothick’s going home
And he’s not alone
Sausages are good – not bad!
That is truly dreadful. Your turn…