Limerick Contest


Abigail St. Clair, News

Throughout the week the CMS Arena is going to be holding a contest. In this contest, anyone will be able to submit a limerick that they have written. CMS Arena will look at the limericks and choose a winner. The limericks need to be submitted by Sunday, March 15. A limerick is a five-line poem with only one stanza. In a limerick the 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines rhyme, and then the 3rd and 4th lines rhyme. The winner of the contest will receive a soda and a candy bar. Your limerick will be published in CMS Arena along with your photo if you want!

Edward Lear was a famous British poet who was known as the father of the limerick. One of his limericks is:

There was an Old Man with a beard

Who said, “It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!”

He also wrote this one:

“There was an old lady of France,

Who taught little ducklings to dance;

When she said Tick-A-Tack

They only said quack

Which grieved the old lady of France.”

The rules for the contest are simple: 

  1. You wrote the poem yourself, 
  2. It’s appropriate, and 3. It follows the guidelines for a limerick.   Please send entries to [email protected]