So, I’ve got as far as week seven of my #limerick challenge and they seem to get grosser every week. And I’m afraid this week is no exception. In my defence, I am writing them for my sons so I can’t write anything highbrow (is there such a thing as a highbrow limerick?) and anyway, gross things do make small boys laugh. When I wrote one with a more grown-up cultural reference they just looked non-plussed so I tend to stick to more ridiculous/disgusting themes.
You see I’m really a very sensible, mature person… oh whatever… here’s this week’s limerick. The boys asked me to write about an elephant:
A lumbering, clumsy young elephant
Crashed into a tree with a belly-thump
But the only result
Of this frontal assault
Was she let out a long, loud and smelly pump*
* I’ve a feeling this term is only used in the north-east. In case you’re from anywhere else in the country/world, it means ‘fart’. I assume I don’t need to translate ‘fart’. I can’t believe I’m now explaining slang terms for bottom-emissions. This is not what I started this blog for *sigh*. I’m sensible and mature, remember that.
As usual, the boys illustrated my limerick. My six-year-old drew the picture below and my four-year-old drew the one at the top of the post (I have a tiny hunch he may have been copying his big brother.)
And yes, I realise the rhyme is terrible. Although it does sound better than it looks written down so I suggest you read it out loud. Especially if you are on a crowded train.
Shall I try a better rhyme and less-disgusting theme next week?