"Healthy" Limericks

"Healthy" Limericks

A Poem by Norman 223

When you first get the scent of a rose
And a tickling starts in your nose,
Followed by wheezing,
Eyes watering and sneezing
Then you’re allergic to them, I suppose.

If you're going bald, I've just read
"Rub a raw onion into your head."
There's no proof it works, though
But this much I know.
Any friends that you had, will have fled.

The eponymous Vicar of Bray
Rode his horse round his parish each day
But the traumatic lesions
On his saddle-sore regions
Made him glad, when he knelt down to pray.


Hypochondriacs are easy to find

With this simple test, I’ve just designed

Hold a party at night

Then turn off the light

And  wait for someone  to scream “I’ve gone blind”

© 2020 Norman 223

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Good job on the limerick character of this poem and what your words meant was amazing as well. "Rub a raw onion into your head." this line made me chuckle, tyfs

Posted 1 Week Ago

Norman 223

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Cyprian. I love limericks, as they have a great rhythm and don't take long to type. .. read more
Party Time !!! is just ahead..,
So please do not go to Bed...
An Orchestral will soothe your Soul
as Violins play for forgetful lovers...
Amen.. yours truly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago

You sure haven't lost your edge for humour... or cleverness with words. Four for the price of one! You know, I think that onion might be worth trying. It might work for saddle sores, too.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Norman 223

3 Months Ago

Thanks Sam, but saddle sores don't need any extra stimulus. They're just a pain in the a**e as .. read more
Samuel Dickens

3 Months Ago

Ha! I've not had saddle sores since the sixties, but my butt still smarts!
You do limericks better than anyone I've ever seen! Your limericks make me want to write limericks. But this batch is truly your finest, so far. I love the fresh imagination, the way you pick topics never found in poems & then you twist each idea into some unexpected pretzel of truth-telling. I'm in awe of these limericks! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago

Norman 223

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Margie. Sorry for the delay, but computer and hands have been incompatible for a few week.. read more

3 Months Ago

No worries! I've been prone to tangents alot in 2020! It's been a weird year! (((HUGS)))
I keep worrying that i may need the second one here...that damn onion...

and as to the first stanza...i have grown to think love is allergic to me.

and please, Norman...don't turn off that light! Thank you.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Norman 223

3 Months Ago

Thank you ,Jacob. My apologies, however. I wrote this to cheer you up. ....must try harder!
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Added on August 8, 2020
Last Updated on August 8, 2020


Norman 223
Norman 223

Essex UK, United Kingdom

Now, having reached the age of 89 I'm still trying to write as an optimistic exercise in keeping senility at bay, although I reluctantly have to accept age,unreliable memory, pacemakers and synthet.. more..


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