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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).

But We Won’t Do That

The government says it will do Whatever it takes to subdue This awful pandemic, But drop the polemic And work alongside the EU. #COVID2019 #EU #ventilators #coronavirus #COVID19 https://t.co/Ulyiryt5ER

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Crown Prince

There is an old fellow who’s been / Confirmed to have COVID-19,/ But why was he tested,/ Health workers protested?/ It helps if your mother’s the queen./// #COVID2019 #PrinceCharles https://t.co/jVDU22Ifqr

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Cummings Storm

The Downing St spinners deny/ That Dominic Cummings said/ ‘Why Lock down our community?/ We’ll get herd immunity -/ So what if some pensioners die?’/// The Downing St spinners denyThat Dominic Cummings said 'WhyLock down our community?We'll get herd immunity … Continue reading

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Sub Standard

For World Poetry Day, here’s a departure from limericks. Some experiences on Twitter of weird online shopping substitutions brought to mind Lewis Carroll’s surreal poem A Strange Wild Song – my template here. She thought she bought some tampons from/ … Continue reading

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Short Shrift

Republican Senator Burr Was briefed as to what would occur, And sold all his shares, A state of affairs That should see him banged up in stir. https://t.co/9ISb2h3TFl #CoronaCrisis #SenatorBurr #BurrKnew #Burr #GOPCorruptionOverCountry

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No Spring Chicken

A skull that has been disinterred In Belgium, researchers averred, Was not that of Yorick, But some prehistoric Yet well-preserved chicken-like bird. https://t.co/JjWaLz6OQT

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Blanket Ban

The spread of the virus has shown It’s one of the worst we have known, A serious crisis, So Johnson’s advice is To maybe try sleeping alone. #CobraMeeting https://t.co/J2WlV0pQ6Z  

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Rugby Tackle

Joe Marler is facing a call/ For sanction because in the maul/ He grabbed Jones’s nuts,/ A charge he rebuts,/ Insisting he went for the ball./// Joe Marler is facing a callFor sanction because in the maulHe grabbed Jones's nuts,A … Continue reading

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Hot to Trot

A piece of equipment that followed/ The movements of pigs as they wallowed/ Went on to ignite/ A load of pig shite/ When pooed, for alas it was swallowed!/// A piece of equipment that followedThe movements of pigs as they … Continue reading

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The Roll of the Media

As all of Australia succumbs/ To panic, expending vast sums/ On scarce toilet tissue,/ One newspaper issue/ Has pages for wiping your bums./// As all of Australia succumbsTo panic, expending vast sumsOn scarce toilet tissue,One newspaper issueHas pages for wiping … Continue reading

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