We finally have the winners from our 12th Birthday contest, "Limericks! Limericks! Limericks!" We're sorry it took so long, but there were a record 49 entries and, as much as anyone loves limericks, that's a lot of them to read, meter and weigh against one another to pick a few final winners.
After much deliberation, here's the top 3 plus 1 honorable mention:
1st Place: BlüEyez
I was checking out faces one day
as I dined in a crowded cafe.
A strange woman I spied
who was dining outside,
wore her curls in complete disarray.
I then laughed to myself and chastised —
what a fool — such disgrace — I'm surprised.
When I looked back to see,
she was looking at me,
with a smirk that I soon recognized.
At the window's reflection I stared
with a look of disgust we both shared.
For we two were the same —
I'm that crazy ol' dame
who'd forgotten to brush her own hair.
2nd Place: hooves is away
My Basset Hound lies in the sun,
She's six but she's done that since one.
Her dog chow awaits,
She hastens her gait,
But her legs are too short for a run.
My Basset Hound swallows, then chews.
Three helpings are better than two.
When dividing the cup,
Remember the pup
Needs to keep her pounds down to a few.
3rd Place: Chris Denton
I remembered my very first kiss,
The one with the sweetheart I missed.
On Facebook I traced her,
And exchanged some banter.
Said reunion with her would be bliss.
An email said Tanya agreed,
And suggested we go for Chinese.
To meet over a meal,
It seemed so unreal!
"You won't recognize me," she teased.
I walked into the Chinese at two,
And searched for that young girl I knew.
But she wasn't there,
And I had to stare,
When I found out 'her' new name was Stu!
Honorable Mention: Asferthecat
A pirate Captain called Hugh
Had only one eye and not two.
When his crew said Aye, aye.
He replied with a sigh
"Dont remind me that Im pas de deux."
Thanks to everyone who answered; we hope you all had fun writing your limericks!
~~SM & SMs