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Limerick Of The Drunken Sailor

Updated on January 3, 2017

"Oh, for a life on the roving sea...."

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The Wobbly Sailor.

All hands on deck.

Man your brooms.

Sweep down, fore and aft.

Shore leaves a wreck.

Can't stand aircraft booms!

Saluted the Captain, and laughed.

Limerick Of The Drunken Sailor

Quite used to swabbing decks,

and didn't mind breaking wrecks,

but, if the truth be told,

it grew so quickly old,

I'd signed up to work with Techs.


I'm sure they really knew,

for twixt just me and you,

I had my own bunk,

but leave saw me drunk.

"She drank, now let her stew!"


So jiggity jig,

soon housed in the brig,

my sailing days forlorn.

My rank stripes all were torn.

All from one last swig.


Repent ye all, I say.

Tomorrow's a new day.

For when I get out.

it won't do to pout.

I'll sail the waves and pray.


All aboard, but not all ashore. "Leave restricted."

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    • MizBejabbers profile image

      MizBejabbers 7 months ago

      A little different from you, Demas, but I like it. Limericks are my favorite poetry because I'm not a "poetry person". Keep it up.

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizBejabbers - I have to take a break from "the serious stuff" and a limerick or two from time to time seems called for. Glad you liked this one.

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      Shyron E Shenko 7 months ago from Texas

      Demas! You are a great poet, love it.

      Blessings my friend

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Shyron E Shenko - Not a Longfellow, though my feet show it (they're long fellows.)

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