Saturday, October 17, 2009

There Was A Young Man From Nantucket

Today's bad poetry challenge is to write an inoffensive limerick that uses the word "Nantucket." Although "Nantucket" limericks are usually lewd, dirty, suggestive, licentious, salacious, pornographic, or otherwise unsuitable for the easily-offended, I'm sure I'm not the first person to write an inoffensive one. So this may not be a totally original idea, and to make up for that, I've decided to include a bonus limerick that picks up where the first one leaves off. That's probably not such an original idea either.

There was a young man from Nantucket
who slept with his head in a bucket.
When someone asked why,
he had no reply
so he finally decided to chuck it.

The bucket then rolled down a hill
to a town in the north of Brazil.
A day or two later
it was at the equator.
Some say that it's lying there still.