Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Lung Love Limerick Contest Winners

Thank you to each and everyone
who wrote a limerick - it was fun!
So many funny pleas to quit smoking.
They were silly, witty, wise and joking.
I hope you had as much fun as me
because your words filled me with glee.

Without further adieu,
let me give to you,
unanimously voted winners.


Tobacco will end your life quicker
than hundred proof bootleg malt liquor
Or broken seat belts
Or eating raw smelt
Or attack by a wild rabid flicker.

So if offing yourself is your plan
Keep on puffing away you dumb man
our corpse will look great
Yellow teeth, wrinkled pate
All the dreams for your life down the can.


I just can't stand the smell any more
Sleeping with you is a chore!
You reek of stale smoke
Your stench makes me choke
Either quit or else sleep on the floor!


It’s time that you put out your butts
‘Cuz smoking is silly and nuts!
It’s really not cool
So don’t be a fool:
Don’t tarry or linger or futz!


  1. I tried to get in on this, but I was totally stumped. I only quit smoking four months ago. I wasn't quite ready to be judgmental about it.

  2. Thank you Rachel! I'll happily take second place-how could I do better than smelt?!!

  3. Those are all very good. Congrats to the winners!

  4. Congrats to the winners! They do deserve it!! Great poems!!!!

  5. @Bryan - I guess judging myself is the way I guilt myself into staying away from cigarettes. You have to do whatever works for you!

    @Lolamouse - I really liked your sleep on the floor ending. But... it's hard to beat hundred proof bootleg malt liquor. :)

    @Linda and @Nelieta - Glad you agree! Thanks for visiting.

  6. recount!

    No congratulations to all.

    now.. recount!


  7. Congratulations All : )


  8. Wow, this is wonderful! Thanks Rachel, Mad Kane and all (except A!) and congrats to Doug and Lolamouse!! :p

  9. Congratulations to All of YOU! Wonderfully written pieces:)

  10. Congratulations to all the winners!
    What a fun way to spread the word.

    Since I'm a good sport about not winning, :( I have my own award to hand out!

    Congratulations Rachel, now... COME ON OVER... and pick up your Kreativ Blogger award!

  11. Holy crap.

    Well, I guess that's what happens when you bribe the judges :)

    Now all I have to do is quit smoking.

    Personally, I liked Lolamouse's the best, but I'm not going to argue with the results.

  12. Congrats to all the winners! This was a fun contest...I loved reading everyone's posts along the way!

  13. @Alejandro - LOL. No recount! :)

    @Jessica - Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

    @sweepyjean - You're quite welcome! Excellent limerick. :)

    @Mary - Thanks for stopping by amidst your newfound blog fame! :)

    @Wanda - Awwww, too sweet! I'll be over to pick up my award soon. :)

    @Doug - You sent a bribe? Uhm... wishes on the breeze doesn't count. You should definitely quit smoking. You said so yourself. I have it in writing. :)

    @Jessica M - Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you liked the entries. :)

  14. Congratulations to the winners. Well done!


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...