We had a lot of submissions this year for our 2nd annual limerick contest. The staff had a tough time choosing just 5 poems to print; this community is definitely in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit already!
Check out this year’s winners:
One time in a place called Kentucky,
A chicken felt very unlucky.
Then the farmer came out,
And beyond any doubt,
That chicken is no longer clucky.Zachary Wade Essex High School
Oh, March is when I must confess
Our daylight saving causes stress
Full moon can be bad
But even more mad
Two weeks to adjust I would guessAmy Mulligan Burlington
His wife demanded a nurse
said her husband “This is the worst!”
Because as he knew
and of course she did too
that the nurse would come from his purseMegan Shields Essex
There once was a fiscal cliff looming
The politicians, their voices were booming
But they said have no fear
The solution is clear
Leprechauns’ pots of gold will appearLucille McClure Essex Junction
There once was a man with some toast,
he liked it more than most;
he spread on some jam
and paired it with ham;
then went to his neighbors to boast.Christopher Leow Essex High School
All 5 winners will receive an
Essex Reporter t-shirt,
printed by Humble Screen
Printing in Colchester!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
And, of course, this contest was a great excuse for the staff here to pen their own poetry for the occasion. Take a look at some staff-written stanzas:
Bring out the jugs for the Saint!
But don’t drink so much that you faint.
The Irish are cool
With their suds in a pool
But here in the states, we ain’t.
Once there was a four-leafed-clover,
That was afraid of the mower.
It ducked and hid,
And it certainly did,
Survive until it was over.
The request was emailed around 3
“Someone write a limerick for me!”
What could I do?
I had to come through
Hence the feeble effort you see.