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Limericks: Of Donkeys & Corona

This section is dedicated to the memory of the Edward Lear (I812-1888) who laughed away life’s trials with nonsense verse and limericks.

The great erstwhile litterateur Edward Lear

Popularised laughter and not a single tear

He wrote fun rhymes

And drew out his times

His verses give joy and bring good cheer

— MC

There was a donkey who loved to bray. 

When they asked him why do you bray, pray ?

The mule obstinate 

His teeth did grate 

And with a vengeance started to bray

—SB

This donkey one day fell in love.

He fell and he fell and how ! 

The besotted one 

Now wanted to run 

From this vicious virus of love

—SB

I am Jennet said the dame/ 

My love for you I will loudly proclaim 

from the rooftops. 

To hell with the cops ! 

Said Jennet, eyes with love aflame !

—SB

There was a superstitious man from Surrey

Who was extremely prone to worry

When he heard a donkey bray

It rather spoilt his day 

And made him quite swallow his fish curry.

— MM

There was a donkey who loved Ovid

His songs warded off the Covid

Each time he brayed

The virus prayed —

Stop that noise or I’ll die atrophied. 

–MC

The donkeys danced on the road braying

The cows sat chewing, meditating, praying,

The traffic jammed

The horns rammed

Corona from the confusion fled fraying.

—MC

Index of names:

SB: Santosh Bakaya

MM: Meenakshi Malhotra

MC: Mitali Chakravarty

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PLEASE NOTE: ARTICLES CAN ONLY BE REPRODUCED IN OTHER SITES WITH DUE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO BORDERLESS JOURNAL.

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