Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

Consider the diligent sheep

Lulling you gently to sleep

Each unaware

As they hang in mid-air

You’re counting on them to leap

When a ram starts to block

The lamb of the flock

Out of sheer enjoyment

The flock starts to run

Including the one

You’ve given steady employment

Disturbed by this chaotic turn

Emotions steadily burn

You rise from your bed

Consumed by the dread

Another night’s rest you will spurn

Sheep are unreliable

Simply not to be trusted

They’re fluffy; ‘tis true

But much of the ewe

Are dyed in the wool mutton-headed dolts, says I


Bad poetry is indefensible. What can I say? I couldn’t help myself. Thanks Sandra, for this week’s photo prompt. Check out all of the Friday Fictioneers here.

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33 thoughts on “Ewe Love Limericks

  1. Wonderfully clever limerick!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Hey! Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Honie, Funny poem. Maybe the problem was that ram butting in. Pardon my pun but I couldn’t resist. Well done. 🙂 —Susan

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      That’s all rams are good for, isn’t it? Thanks, Susan.

  3. Tell me, Honie. Have your lambs stopped screaming?

  4. Very clever. I did the same thing this time – wrote tongue-in-cheek just because.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Just because you are good at it. Very nice, Alicia. Thanks.

  5. Very funny. (yawn-not out of boredom) No, sometimes we just aren’t in control at all.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Control is overrated. Maybe.

  6. Dear Honie,

    The sheep puns are a-hoof this week, aren’t they? Counting sheep never works for me when I can’t sleep. I usually resort to bad television sitcoms. Funny stuff. Thanks for starting my day with a grin.



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Rochelle,
      I have never been successful at counting sheep. When I can’t sleep, I write.
      Pleasant Dreams,

  7. Amy Reese says:

    Love it, Honie! I loved your ending too.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks, Amy. I’m glad you enjoyed my bit of silliness.

  8. Sarah Ann says:

    Wonderfully funny. I was under the misapprehension we were in control of the ones we counted in out heads. Oh well. 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It would be nice to control what goes on in our heads. Not all of us have perfected that skill. Ha! Thank you for commenting.

  9. Great fun. Love the last line.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I’ve been needing to have some great fun.

  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Honie, Good poem – you are so very clever! Nan 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Nan, you are so very kind. 🙂

  11. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Great poem and terrific ending, Honie. You’re knocking them dead.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I couldn’t resist the temptation to be silly. Nothing is more silly than a sheep stampede, right?

  12. subroto says:

    Loved your “ewe”nique take on the prompt.

  13. Lyle Krahn says:

    Thankfully it didn’t have one of those mushy happy endings.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Mushy isn’t my specialty. But you know that already, don’t you?

      1. Lyle Krahn says:

        I may have picked that up somewhere.

  14. Jan Brown says:

    Funny, Honie! 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Laughing is good for us. Thanks for stopping by for a giggle.

  15. Lol…bad poetry is better than gross poetry. I’d rather have an “ugh” than a “ewe”.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Agreed. Gross is just, well, gross.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Sometimes we have to write just for fun.

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