Limerick Contest, 7th Round

by Winners and Finalists

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Seventh Round Winners

The Cheater
There was a young fellow named Kyle,
with a sneaky and sinister smile.
His cousins he cheated,
and always defeated.
And now he must live in exile!
—Grace Hopkin, Grade 3

There was a young woman from Leeds
who swallowed a packet of seeds.
In less than an hour,
Her nose grew a flower,
and her hair was all covered in weeds.
—Matthew Tucker, Grade 5

Seventh Round Finalists

I once had a friend from Macon,
who loved to eat three-day-old bacon.
She ate some one day,
in a state of decay,
and now her tummy is achin.’
—Amanda Lindley, Grade 6

My Teacher
There once was a teacher named Krieger,
whose students were always so eager,
The students all learned,
good grades they all earned.
Said she, "Why is my pay so meager?"
—Jana Brelsford, Grade 5

Bad Luck
There was a young lady named Anne
who got stuck in a Rent-a-Can.
Her face turned pink
from the horrible stink.
How she wished that there was a fan!
—Claire Hopkin, Grade 5

Lady of Hilton Head
There once was a lady of Hilton Head,
who fell in love with handsome Fred.
But it couldn’t be clearer,
Fred just loved his mirror.
So she married homely Ted instead.
—Joseph R. Morris, Grade 4

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