The results of the annual Island Limerick Challenge were announced late last week. Hosted by the West Tisbury Library just before St. Patrick’s Day, the event was officiated by Susanna Sturgis, Joe Eldredge, and Jonathan Revere.
A visitor fresh from Passaic
thought “Beetlebung” sounded archaic.
I said “It’s a proper
term for a stopper;
dactylic instead of trochaic.”
By Richard Barbieri
A skinny young girl from Aquinnah
Was unwilling to finish her dinner
‘Til she ate a large box
Of the best Chilmark Chocs
And she stopped getting thinner and thinner.
By Gerald Hass
It happens so often it’s scary
Whether we’re on time or tarry
We are shunted aside
for our maritime ride
And we’re always the last off the ferry.
By Eileen Maley
There once was a gal from West Tiz
Who got into the book writing biz
With glee she killed off
Politician and toff
At murder this gal is a wiz.
By Carolyn O’Daly
A tick from Farm Neck made a face
at a rump he prepared to embrace.
“You’d think it ideal,
such a plentiful meal -
but these golfers have terrible taste.”
By Beth Parker