Madeleine Begun Kane is an award-winning humorist who enjoys writing song parodies, limericks and current events haiku. She regularly gets her readers involved in poetry writing by asking them to write a limerick based on an opening line that she provides.
Recently, she asked her readers to write a limerick starting with "A guy in a polka dot tie."
Here was my submission:
A Guy in a Polka Dot Tie
By Tracy Farr
A guy in a polka dot tie
Met a girl who was limber and spry.
It is fair to report
That the two did cavort
And ran off with each other, no lie.
At first life was happy and gay.
They frolicked 12 hours a day.
It was all quite sublime
But then after a time
They found out they had nothing to say.
The girl who was limber and spry
Packed her bags then she started to cry.
It was midsummer’s eve
But the girl, she did leave
The old guy in the polka dot tie.